The City of Phoenix Aviation Department (City) hired Jones Payne to sound insulate Phoenix Day – as part of the City’s Sound Insulation Mitigation Services (SIMS) program. The City created SIMS to reduce noise inside non-residential buildings located in a designated noise boundary near Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Jones Payne worked closely with the City and a team of engineers, acoustical consultants and construction contractors, providing comprehensive design and construction administrative services.
Phoenix Day is a single-story building that serves as an early childhood education facility, providing day care, a pre-kindergarten day school, as well as after-school and summer youth programs for the community. The building, built in 1956, houses 10 classrooms along with student gathering spaces, a library, and offices. The building has multiple additions to the original structure, the most recent, a commercial kitchen, was built in 2003.
Prior to SIMS implementation, Jones Payne facilitated the feasibility study, which served as the organizational basis for the program. As lead consultant for the study, Jones Payne formulated the project approach including treatment options, schedules and budgets specific to each eligible site and building.