Washington Department of Transportation Symposium announces Breakthrough in Mitigating Marine Pile Driving Noise

Jan. 30, 2015

On Monday, February 2, 2015, WSDOT is hosting a symposium to discuss a new approach to mitigating pile-driving noise.  This symposium is dedicated to technology developed at University of Washington and available exclusively from Marine Construction Technologies, PBC, a public benefit corporation.


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"This new research shows we can minimize underwater pile driving noise to avoid harm to mammals and other protected marine species. The new sound attenuation method may also save project construction time and money."
Rhonda Brooks, Research Director, Washington State Department of Transportation

Hear the difference

Recorded from hydrophone deployed at 10m during subscale testing of 8" steel piles in Seattle, Washington in 2013.

You are hearing 4 strikes of a standard pile followed by 4 strikes of a Reinhall Pile™. Notice the difference.