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CSI and SoundSorb at ADC40 2010 Show

July 2010

CSI looks forward to its 18th year exhibiting at the Transportation Research Board's ADC40 2010 Summer Transportation-Related Noise and Vibration Meeting to be held July 19-21, 2010 at the Brown Palace Hotel and Conference Center in Denver, Colorado. CSI is proud to be a Platinum-level sponsor for this event.

Soundwall Pays Off

January 2010

Patrick Murphy of San Rafael likes what he doesn’t hear. Crews are finishing the installation of thousands of sound-absorbing panels as part of a $3 million retrofit of the existing Highway 101 soundwall to give area neighbors relief from freeway noise.

It’s already making a difference.


West Rail Yuen Long section Arup Journal

March 2006

West Rail, Hong Kong's commuter train, starts at Hung Hom Station in Yau Tsim Mong District and ends at Tuen Mun Station in Tuen Mun. West Rail averages 200,000 riders a year. More than 1.4 million square feet of SoundSorb was used on the railway's parapets to reduce noise…

A “Sound” Solution to Minimize Highway Noise

July 2005

Austin, Texas – Tire noise emanating from trucks and cars is becoming more intolerable for many neighborhood residents who live along highways. As a solution to this problem, many state DOTs have constructed sound barriers.

SoundSorb® is used to create a superior sound-absorptive barrier that helps squelch highway…

CALTRANS approves SoundSorb for Use

October 2003

Concrete Solutions, Inc.  (CSI)  announces that after a thorough evaluation of the SoundSorb noise barrier system, the California Department of Transportation has granted its approval for the product’s use on state highway projects.

“CSI is excited about achieving this milestone, as SoundSorb is the first cement-based sound absorbing…


Noise Barrier Design Handbook

May 2010

Aesthetics is an issue that should be of concern to all people involved in the ultimate selection and design of a noise barrier. It is often felt to be as important as the noise reduction provided by the barrier and is the most subjective of any aspect of noise…

The Value of Concrete Noise Barriers

March 2006

Published document from NPCA, the National Precast Concrete Association.

Survey Suggest Millions of Children Face Noise-Related Hearing Loss

July 2001

As many as 5.2 million youngsters in the United States could have Noise-Induced Hearing Threshold Shifts (NITS), according to estimates by the Centers for Disease Control.

Investigators surveyed a representative sample from 1988 to 1994 and extrapolated the results. They blamed hazardous noise levels from concerts, fireworks, lawnmowers,…

Common Traffic Noise Found Harmful to Children in Study

July 2001

Children living in noisy areas could be subject to stress and possibly serious health implications, according to a study by Cornell University environmental psychologist Gary Evans and several European co-authors. Even low-level, but chronic, traffic noise can cause stress and raise blood pressure in children, the study found.

Product Literature

SoundSorb Manufacturing Benefits

July 2010

SoundSorb Manufacturing Advantages Over Other Sound Absorptive Materials

Technical Data

July 2010

Technical Data Sheet for SoundSorb®

CSI Brochure

July 2010

Overview of Concrete Solutions, Inc. and SoundSorb

Center of Transportation Research

February 2002

The University of Texas at Austin: Relational Databse of Texas Noise Barriers and Effectiveness of Absorptive Treatments Applied to Noise Barriers: A Summary

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Scott System

July 2010

Scott System - Textured Form Liners


July 2010

Port-O-Wall uses SoundSorb® as its acoustical treatment

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