While effects of COVID-19 are being felt across the country, the outbreak has yet to cause major disruptions for the Maryland Aviation Authority’s (MAA) efforts to launch the next phase of its residential sound insulation program (RSIP). The MAA RSIP was created to reduce interior noise levels inside eligible single- and multi-family homes located near Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
In January 2020, The Jones Payne Group, Inc. (Jones Payne) was hired by the MAA to facilitate its RSIP. As prime consultant, Jones Payne is leading a team of experts, providing professional program management, architectural and engineering analysis, planning, design, construction administration, and Federal grant support services.
The MAA RSIP is moving forward with scheduled program start-up activities, including data collection, creation of outreach materials, and the development of policies and procedures. These tasks are being completed through teleconference meetings between MAA and RSIP staff, in compliance with Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s stay-at-home orders. MAA intends to accomplish these program formulation tasks now to ensure there will be no delays in RSIP outreach and design efforts once the COVID-19 crisis has passed, and routine business resumes.