Design Concrete Systems, Seaforth, Ontario was recently awarded their largest and most complex SoftSound absorptive noise wall job by the City of Brampton, ON, Canada. This 200,000 sf project is a focal point for the Williams Parkway and contains 1,500 12-foot bays 8 ½-feet high spanning 18,000 feet along the roadway. The architect for the project took over a year to design the treed landscape so that it ebbs and flows with the speed of traffic i.e. less trees in the higher speed zones and more trees at the intersections.Read more
During 2018, Design Concrete Systems, Seaforth, ON, produced and delivered 6,283sf (584sm) of SoftSound® absorptive noise wall with an ashlar stone finish to border the Huron Woods Project, a new housing development in Kitchener, ON. This absorptive wall was needed satisfy a noise study requirement which defined its properties, height, and length. The posts were installed on approximately 12-foot (3.6m) centers with stackable panels, between them, having heights of 3-feet (1m) and 1.5-feet (1/2m).Read more
Easi-Set SoftSound licensed producer Smith-Midland Corporation provided design, panel/post layout drawings and fabrication of SoftSound noise wall panels and pre-stressed concrete posts for the VDOT I-95/Route 630 Interchange reconstruction and widening project located in Stafford, VA for Shirley Contracting.Read more
SoftSound, a superior sound-absorptive product
Learn the benefits of SoftSoft noise absorptive technology. One of Easi-Set's family of proprietary precast concrete products available for licensing.Read more
Sound-absorptive precast concrete product meets aesthetic needs of Virginia DOT.
When the Virginia Department of Transportation was developing plans for two new road projects in historic areas, one of the most important goals was to be able to facilitate traffic flow without disrupting nearby historic and residential areas. Another was to ensure that the new projects maintained the historical feel of the locations.Read more
MIDLAND, Va., September 13, 2016 – Smith-Midland Corporation (OTCQX: SMID) announces the completion of one SoftSoundTM sound absorptive noise wall project in the Tidewater metro area of Virginia, the Martin Luther King Extension in Portsmouth, and the recent signing of another, Holland Road widening in Virginia Beach. These two projects come on the heels of two other recently completed noise wall sections in the region, Lynn Haven Parkway and Nimmo Parkway, both in Virginia Beach.Read more
Precast concrete sound-absorptive walls in Virginia help preserve historic areas.
In part one of this post, we looked at the rise in use of precast concrete sound walls to mitigate road noises, and a recent application in Madison, Wis. As manufacturers and departments of transportation have become more sophisticated, so have sound wall designs. This includes the use of sound-absorptive walls that eliminate noise rather than bouncing it to another location. NPCA’s Technical Services Department analyzed the differences in the Summer 2014 and Winter 2011 issues of Precast Solutions.Read more
SoftSound Sound Wall from Easi-Set Worldwide
A proprietary material that is molded and compressed to meet the desired technical and aesthetic requirements, SoftSound combines a highly-specialized mineralized wood-chip aggregate using cement as a binder in a specific and exacting manufacturing process.Read more
300,000 square feet of Smith-Midland Precast Sound Walls will be installed on two major Virginia DOT road projects
The Historic Towns of Charlottesville and Chapman’s Mill will be buffered and protected by SoftSoundTM Precast Concrete Sound Walls
MIDLAND, VA., Feb, 2016 – SoftSound™, Civil Wall Solutions and Shirley Contracting have selected Smith-Midland to supply precast sound wall products for two major Virginia Department of Transportation road projects that are currently underway. The Route 29-Route 250 Interchange in Charlottesville and the Interstate 66 widening project near Chapman’s Mill will both facilitate traffic flow without disrupting nearby historic and residential areas.Read more
Featuring Superior Sound Absorptive Technology and Unsurpassed Quality, 45,000 square feet of SoftSound™ is installed on a Year-Long Road Widening Project.
MIDLAND, VA., Nov, 2015 – The City of London, Ontario, recently wrapped up a road widening project that incorporated absorptive sound wall containing SoftSoundTM, a superior sound absorptive technology. The barriers alleviated the projected increase of noise caused by both the construction process and the expected increase in traffic volume (once the construction was completed).Read more