PG&E Transformer Noise Barrier – Acoustiblok was contacted by Calvin C. Yu, P.E., LEED AP BD+C; a PG&E Senior Civil Engineer seeking a solution to the excessive noise that is generated by their transformers. The PG&E mechanical engineer specified Acoustiblok’s products to reduce the noise spread to the adjacent neighbors at the Monte Rio Substation at 20170 Beech Street, Monte Rio, CA 95462.
As the assigned civil engineer Mr. Yu took the lead in providing the design package for the local jurisdiction’s review of the new fence/wall that would be located at the street front. There were construction challenges, as seen in the pre-installation photos. Mr. Yu worked with our design team to develop and construct an effective noise barrier in a feasible way. Issues such as column support specifications and minimum foundation requirements were addressed during the design process.