Commercial Buildings / Environmental / Projects

Cerami & Associates provided acoustical consulting services for the Brooklyn Atlantic Yards project, a mixed-use commercial and residential development consisting of 16 high rise buildings that will include approximately six million square feet of residential space, a state-of-the-art sports and entertainment arena, 247,000 square feet of retail use, approximately 336,000 square feet of office space, and 8 acres of publicly accessible open space, in the neighborhood of Prospect Heights.

More than one third of the project is proposed to be built over a train yard utilized by the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR). As such, our consultants measured vibration from the LIRR as well as the nearby subway at five locations over a period of time including rush hour to establish benchmarks for environmental noise and its potential impact on the proposed buildings. We used modeling techniques to predict noise emissions to the adjacent residential properties for code compliance and options for facade decisions.

Client: Forest City Ratner Companies
Project Type: New Construction
Size: 22 acres
Location: Brooklyn, NY