Residential Sound Insulation Program
The Chicago Airports Resource Enterprise, or CARE, is a joint venture partnership between a collection of firms responsible for repairing, maintaining, upgrading and expanding the existing infrastructure of both O’Hare and Midway International Airports through the CDA’s Capital Improvement Program.
The Residential Sound Insulation Program (RSIP) is designed to reduce the effects of aircraft noise inside the home. The goal of the Program is to achieve a quieter environment and better quality of life within the homes in the highest impacted areas affected by aircraft noise. The noise reduction level goals of the RSIP are to reduce aircraft noise levels in residences by at least 5 decibels, and to attain an interior noise level of 45 decibels. By properly sound-insulating eligible homes, homeowners not only gain a quieter Interior, but may also benefit from long-lasting improvements and increased efficiency in their heating and cooling utilities. The RSIP is designed and directed by experts experienced in the use of construction techniques that have been tested and shown to be successful in minimizing interior noise.
d’Escoto, Inc.’s Role
Through the RSIP, d’Escoto, Inc. provided construction and program management for thousands of homes throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs near O’Hare. Homes were retrofitted with new acoustical windows and doors, HVAC systems, wall insulation and other sound insulating modifications. Duties included home owner coordination, preparing bid packages, scheduling, design management oversight, construction contract coordination, construction inspection, coordination of building code inspections, QA/QC, contract administration, asset management and IT management. Homes were turned over on time and on budget.
d’Escoto, Inc. was instrumental in developing policies and procedures in the areas of: project development administration, project design review, general conditions, construction safety, construction quality assurance/quality control, construction procedures, contract administration, shop drawings, A/E performance evaluation, and errors & omissions.