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dc.contributor.author Maldikar, Shripad Dilip en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-14T20:48:10Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-14T20:48:10Z
dc.date.issued 2011-07-14
dc.date.submitted January 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-10958 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/5639
dc.description.abstract Most people in day to day life at one time or other get irritated or distracted by surrounding noises. The irritation might have resulted in minor aggravation or may have been dramatic enough to hinder their work. This leads us to think whether there are any losses in the efficiency of construction workers due to surrounding varying noise conditions, or if they naturally adjust to their acoustic environment. In an effort to answer this question, this study on productivity loss due to varying sound conditions was conducted. It was found that, the efficiency of laborers was inversely proportional to the average intensity of the noise, irrespective of the level of difficulty of the task. Also, during this study, a survey was conducted to find the relationship between the surrounding noise conditions and construction accidents. Statistical analysis of the survey showed that, intensity of noise and rate of accidents per person per year were directly proportional to each other. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Najafi, Mohammad en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Civil & Environmental Engineering en_US
dc.title An Investigation Of Productivity Loss Due To Outdoor Noise Conditions en_US
dc.type M.S. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Najafi, Mohammad en_US
dc.degree.department Civil & Environmental Engineering en_US
dc.degree.discipline Civil & Environmental Engineering en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of Texas at Arlington en_US
dc.degree.level masters en_US
dc.degree.name M.S. en_US

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