FAA Airport Sound Mitigation Quieter Home Program

Koch Corporation is a leading specialty contractor in the FAA Airport Sound Mitigation Noise Reduction Quieter Home program using its own in-house sound mitigation team.

FAA Airport Sound Mitigation Quieter Home Program

For several decades Koch Corporation has been a national leader in the FAA’s Airport Sound Mitigation Noise Reduction Program as well as the Quieter Home Program to significantly reduce the impact of aircraft noise. Koch’s in-house sound mitigation team has almost twenty years of service to these programs with both design and installation. Koch installs acoustical windows, doors and other equipment for the exterior envelope. All of this is done to suppress external environmental sound from entering the building where the sound is overwhelming, as part of a noise-reduction program. Airport, highway and railway area noise levels deter from the quality of life and acoustical rated windows and other building products will greatly enhance the quality of life and flow of business where this is an issue.airplane home

Because Koch Corporation is a leading national specialty contractor in the marketplace, Koch regularly participates in the FAA Sound Mitigation Noise Reduction Programs all over the US, including Alaska. In addition to window and door replacement, Koch also provides HVAC and insulation services, as well as other sound reduction improvements. Koch can help you reduce noise pollution in any building.

Koch Corporation has participated in 72 Sound Reduction Projects for the Quieter Home Program. The Quieter Home Program, funded through the FAA airport noise reduction initiative, seeks to provide sound mitigation and sound abatement to homes and businesses, churches and schools within a sound footprint that has high levels of noise impact


Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport Anchorage, AK

For more than 50 years, Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) has played an integral role in the growth of Anchorage and the State of Alaska. Because of the role this airport plays in the growth potential of Alaska, and given the location of the state of Alaska, expansion of the airport and its flight patterns is critical for this growth to continue. Since 2001, ANC has been working diligently to insulate houses and businesses affected by the airport noise. C & S Companies has managed some of the phases that Koch has been involved with in the past, and more recently, C. Kell-Smith & Associates is managing the Quieter Homes Program in Anchorage presently. Koch Corporation has been the contractor installing the windows, doors, HVAC and electrical upgrades on many of the phases in ANC’s noise mitigation initiative. Graham Architectural Products, Republic Windows & Doors, and Larson are the suppliers that have provided the vinyl acoustical windows that have been installed. Storm doors have been procured from Larson, and prime doors by PEM and Door Systems, Inc.

Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport Baton Rouge, LA

The Jones Payne Group assisted the greater Baton Rouge Airport District in developing and implementing architectural/acoustical standards for noise reduction in compliance with the Federal Aviation Administration’s Quieter Home Program around the Baton Rouge Airport. From 1991 – 2006 Jones Payne Company planned and oversaw the sound mitigation of over one thousand homes. The project was typically completed in 100 home sections. Koch Corporation has also been the installer of the sound mitigation products under the direction of C & S Companies as well as C. Kell-Smith & Associates. During various phases of the sound abatement, Koch has installed vinyl windows by Larson, Graham Architectural Products, Milgard, and Republic Windows & Doors. Prime doors used by Koch’s expert installers came from Door Systems, Inc. and PEM. Storm doors were made by Larson,

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Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Cleveland, OH

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Cleveland Hopkins Airport is the largest airport in the state of Ohio and as of 2009 is the 39th largest airport in North America. Founded in 1925, it was the first municipally owned airport in the United States. Koch Corporation has installed windows in the various phases of the Cleveland Hopkins Airport’s Sound Mitigation Efforts since 1999. C & S Companies is the firm managing the various phases of the sound abatement. Koch installed Vinyl windows by Harvey Industries and by Sound Solutions. Storm doors were by Armaclad and prime doors were made by JB Sash and Door.

Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport Gulfport, MS

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The Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport was originally opened in 1942 by the United States Army Air Forces. In 1949 it was approved for use as a civil airport. In 2012, the airport averaged 172 flights per day. Koch Corporation performed the necessary sound abatement measures on several of the FAA Quieter Homes Program phases under the direction of C & S Companies. Vinyl windows by Sound Control Systems, and Graham Architectural Products, aluminum acoustical windows by Peerless Products, prime doors by PEM, and storm doors by Larson.

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport Hebron, KY

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Cincinnati Airport is said to be one of the fastest growing airports in the United States. With almost five million travelers going through it in 2011, it is no wonder that the Quieter Home Program was initiated by the FAA around this busy airport. Koch Corporation worked under the direction of Wylie Engineering and C & S Companies on some of the phases of sound mitigation. Vinyl windows by Harvey Windows and Doors and Republic Windows and Doors were installed. Prime Doors by PEM and Door Systems, LLC and storm doors by Larson were also used as part of the sound mitigation of the building envelope of the houses and businesses involved in the project.

Houston George Bush International Airport Houston, TX

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George Bush Intercontinental Airport served 40,187,442 passengers in 2011, making it the 10th busiest airport for passengers in North America. There is no double why the FAA Quieter Homes Program has been necessary in the neighborhoods around the airport! Koch Corporation, under the direction of the W.D. Schock Company installed aluminum acoustic windows by Peerless Products, prime doors by PEM and storm doors by Larson.

Port of Houston Authority Houston, TX

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During the pilot phase of the FAA Quieter Homes Program in the Port of Houston, under the direction of the W.D. Schock Company, Koch Corporation installed aluminum acoustical Peerless Products windows, PEM prime doors and Torrance Aluminum sliding glass doors while doing the sound abatement.

Key West International Airport Key West, FL

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Given the fact that Key West Florida is an island, 4 miles long by 2 miles wide and that there is an average of 258 flights per day in and out of the airport, noise reduction in the surrounding neighborhood was a necessity! Koch Corporation worked under the direction of THC, Inc. on the Key West Quieter Home program. The Key West sound mitigation projects included aluminum acoustical windows by St. Cloud Window Company, vinyl acoustical windows by Graham Architectural Products, prime doors by PEM, Door Systems, LLC and JB Sash, sliding Doors by TM Windows & Doors, and hurricane shutters by Folding Shutter Company.

Laredo International Airport Laredo, TX

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Laredo International Airport is a city-owned, public use airport and averages 158 aircraft operations a day. Under the direction of W.D. Schock Company, the FAA Quieter Homes Program provided sound mitigation around the airport. Koch Corporation was the installer on several phases of this initiative and they installed aluminum acoustical windows by Peerless Products, storm doors by Larson, Sound Control Systems and Door Systems, Inc. Sliding glass doors by Armaclad, and prime doors by PEM were also installed.

Nashville International Airport Nashville, TN

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Nashville International Airport ranks 34th busiest in the nation. With over 4 million travelers, and over 87,000 short tons of cargo going through it in 2011, it is not hard to imagine why the Quieter Homes Program by the FAA was necessary around this airport. Koch Corporation, under the direction of W.D. Schock Company, installed aluminum windows by St. Cloud Windows and Doors, prime doors by PEM and storm doors by Larson.

Roanoke Regional Airport Roanoke, VA

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The Roanoke Regional Airport started out as a pair of dirt runways and a single hanger. It now has a terminal, tower and two paved full runways. There is an average of 27 flights in and out of the airport on a daily basis. Koch Corporation, under the direction of the W.D. Schock Company, installed vinyl acoustical windows by Sound Solutions, prime doors by PEM, and storm doors by Larson for the FAA Quieter Homes Program in Roanake.

San Diego International Airport San Deigo, CA

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San Diego International Airport is the busiest single use-runway, commercial service airport in the world, and second busiest single use-runway in the world with approximately 550 departures and arrivals carrying 50,000 passengers each day, and a total of 16,890,722 passengers in 2011. San Diego is the largest metropolitan area of the United States that serves as neither a hub nor a secondary hub for any airline. Due to this high traffic, it is easy to understand why the FAA has needed to target the surrounding neighborhoods for the Quieter Home Program. Heritage Architecture & Planning and the Jones Payne Group were commissioned by the San Diego International Airport and the FAA to assist in the planning and implementation of sound attenuation measures needed around the San Diego International Airport. Because many of the homes and businesses affected by the noise-impact were in historically significant areas, Heritage Architecture & Planning was needed to prepare the scope of work reports. Koch Corporation, a leader in both the areas of installing sound mitigating windows and doors, as well as installing historically significant windows, often won, through the competitive bidding process, contracts to perform the necessary sound abatement measures in the different phases of the Quieter Home Program in San Diego. Read More

Sarasosta-Brandenton International Airport Sarasota, FL

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Sarasota –Bradenton International Airport has nearly 1 million passengers a year. It is classified as a “mid-size” airport. With all of the commercial flights combined with passenger flights through Sarasota, the Quieter Home Program by the FAA was initiated. Under the direction of the W.D. Schock Company, Koch Corporation installed aluminum windows by St. Cloud Windows and Doors, prime doors by PEM and storm doors by Larson in many of the homes around the airport.

Lambert-St. Louis Airport St. Louis, MO

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Lambert- St. Louis International Airport is an international airport serving the greater St. Louis area. It is the largest and busiest airport in the state, with over 250 daily flights to domestic and international locations. In 2011, nearly 13 million passengers traveled through Lambert. It is understandable why the FAA and the airport decided to focus on the surrounding areas for the Quieter Home Program. Koch Corporation has been the window, door and HVAC installer on phases of the Quieter Home Program for the St. Louis International Airport, working under the direction of C & S Companies, as well as the Michael Roth & Associates architectural firm. While Koch was installing the windows, doors and HVAC in the historical section of the greater St. Louis airport region, Kolbe & Kolbe wooden windows were installed. While replacing the vinyl windows, Koch Corporation used acoustic vinyl windows from Republic Windows and Doors and from Harvey Industries. Prime doors were from PEM and the storm doors were made by Larson.

Tulsa International Airport Tulsa, OK

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C&S Companies is a national leader in the airport sound mitigation program management arena. Because Tulsa International Airport has been expanding their use of the 4000 acres on which they sit, a 13-year sound reduction effort has been ongoing. Over the 13-year period of time, 175 homes per year were updated for sound improvement. Koch Corporation is one of the national contractors that often participates in the Quieter Home Program and has done 35 of the jobs represented and managed by C & S Companies. During the phase of the FAA Quieter Homes Program in which Koch Corporation was the installer in Tulsa, they installed vinyl windows by Sound Solutions, prime doors by PEM, storm doors by Armaclad Windows and Doors, and sliding glass doors by Larson.

Louisville International Airport, Louisville KY

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Louisville International Airport is a public and military use public airport centrally located in the city of Louisville in Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA. The airport covers 1,200 acres and has three runways. In 2010, the airport and FAA began to implement renovations to approximately 1,200 homes surrounding the airport. Koch Corporation upgraded the “test house” for this initiative, and has since done the work on one phase of the homes participating in the Quieter Home Program. This project is being managed by C & S Companies, and is presently ongoing. In the homes that have been renovated in this phase one, Koch applied Vinyl windows by Sound Solutions and wooden windows by Marvin Windows and Doors.

Other Sound Reduction Applications

St-Patrick-school-thumbnailFor more information on Koch’s other sound reduction applications using Acoustical Doors and Windows, please visit the Acoustical Windows and Doors section of our website.