Neighbors and Third Parties

Construction work in general and blasting work in particular generate noise, vibrations and airborne shock-waves known as airblast. It is natural for neighbors and other affected parties to experience this as something negative, and to worry about what could happen. What is more, noise can cause both discomfort and physical illness in neighbors, and it can disturb the local fauna.

Vibrations from blasting and piling work can irritate people and cause them to worry. It is therefore important to communicate in a good way with all neighbors who might be affected by the work. Often, it is not only those who live in the immediate area who are affected. New tunnels and new traffic routes can also be drawn underneath churches and museums, and beside factories, laboratories and hospitals that house sensitive equipment. This means that the number of people classified as “third parties” can rise to be many times more than just the number of neighbors.

Managing relations with neighbors and other third parties is important for both the client and the executor or contractor. Discontent and distrust lead to bad will, generate negative images in the media and can result in increased costs for the current project. Moreover, they can impair a firm’s competitiveness in future business transactions. Please use the menu in the Left Navigator to read more about structural surveys and vibration measuring, and to find the answers to frequently asked questions.

Please use the menu in the Left Navigator to read more about structural surveys and vibration measuring, and to find the answers to frequently asked questions.