Project Description

Suvarnabhumi International Airport

Client: Aurecon Group (Thailand) Ltd. under contract with Airports of Thailand Public Co. Ltd. (AOT)

Commencing in 2007, L&B assisted Aurecon Group (Thailand) Ltd., formerly Connell Wagner (Thailand) Co. Ltd., to provide noise consultancy services to the Airports of Thailand Public Co. Ltd. (AOT) for the new Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) that opened in September 2006.  A condition of developing the new airport included the installation of a permanent noise monitoring system and setting up a noise office to address the community’s noise issues.

L&B’s services included:

  • Overall system design
  • Tender and system installation support
  • Setup and train noise office staff and provide on-going support

The system requirements, designed during the First Phase of the project, included the evaluation of potential locations for permanent noise monitoring stations, preparing the technical specifications for the system, and advising AOT staff about the systems available to them.

During the Second Phase of the project, the Consultancy Team provided assistance by reviewing vendor proposals for the tender process. Once a vendor was selected, the Consultancy Team assisted in the supervision of system installation, testing, and commissioning.

The Third, and final Phase of the project included designing the noise office layout, on-site training of AOT staff, establishing noise office policies and procedures, and preparing training manuals. L&B has continued to provide on-going support to AOT noise office team through 2012 including supplemental training and consultancy services.

Photography: DigitalGlobe, CNES / Airbus via Google Earth