T.F. Green Airport

Residential Sound Insulation Program

Jones Payne began its service to the Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) and its surrounding communities in 1997. Hired as lead consultant and program manager, Jones Payne managed the implementation of T.F. Green Airport’s (Airport) Residential Sound Insulation Program (RSIP). The Jones Payne team provided full turn-key services, sound insulating over 1,000 homes within a 7-year period. The RSIP ended in 2004.

In 2012, due to a runway extension project, Jones Payne was re-hired by RIAC as program manager to implement a 2nd iteration of the Airport’s RSIP. The 2nd round of the RSIP has resulted in the sound insulation of over 500 homes.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 21 years of service to RIAC and its communities.
  • Served as lead consultant overseeing team of acoustical, mechanical/electrical and hazardous materials consultants.
  • Led the RSIP in achieving some industry “firsts”:
    • First in the nation to implement eligibility standards per AIP Handbook 5100.38d.
    • First in the nation to develop an acoustic testing plan per AIP Handbook 5100.38d.
  • Handled all homeowner liaison functions including a neighborhood-based field office.

School Sound Insulation Program

Jones Payne worked in collaboration with Warwick Public Schools under contract with RIAC to provide building envelope and ventilation improvements to educational institutions in Warwick, Rhode Island. Jones Payne prepared feasibility studies to determine to how to improve the interior environmental quality of schools located near the airport. The studies were used to successfully secure FAA funding to sound insulate schools and resulted in improving the quality of the classroom environment for teachers and students.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Served as lead consultant overseeing team of acoustical, architectural, mechanical/electrical and hazardous materials consultants.
  • Performed all stakeholder involvement activities.
  • Led and performed all design and construction phase services.
  • Facility improvements included new fenestration systems, upgraded ceiling assemblies in various classrooms, and the addition of a new ventilation system.

Voluntary Land Acquisition Program

Since 2003, Jones Payne has worked with RIAC, providing land acquisition and property management support services for the Airport’s Voluntary Land Acquisition Program. Jones Payne ensures that properties slated for demolition receive seamless service during the pre-demolition, demolition and post-demolition process.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Provided property management oversight and coordination for over 400 properties.
  • Created partnership with The Reuse Center at Boston Building Resources (previously known as Building Materials Resource Center), a charitable nonprofit that accepts donations of used materials for resale.
    • The partnership reduced demands on landfills by donating removed windows of reuse. 

Information Management

Jones Payne provided information management and GIS services to support RIAC’s noise mitigation programs with respect to project controls, community outreach, eligibility criteria, FAA reporting, and GIS.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Created and maintained sound insulation database to track homeowner communications and program status.
  • Created a real-time, mobile windshield survey application that includes map location services to orient field teams for quick and accurate data collection.
  • Created and maintained land acquisition database to track land acquisition process and status, meeting the requirements of the Uniform Relocation Act.
  • Utilized GIS for edge study overlays, property analysis and project reporting.

“…My wife and I cannot talk on the telephone while a plane takes off. We don’t miss the news on the TV, and the noise, while not eliminated, is certainly a livable situation.  In the final analysis I am a satisfied customer and my wife and I thank all who made it possible.” – RSIP participant