Thank you for your helpful website. Can you help with construction noise? A developer is building houses near my townhome, and the noise is very loud. I measure the noise above 70 dB regularly, and that is inside my house with the windows shut. I'd like to know what laws might protect neighbors from disruptive construction noise.
Yeah, industrial racket can be painful.
I'd recommend you contact the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) and ask that they take a noise reading of the site. Noise goes hand-in-hand with construction, but to the extent possible general contractors should employ noise abatement procedures.
Here's our website link that provides a brief overview of the noise that falls under DOH jurisdiction, including industrial noise, and their contact information. It has a link that will launch your email browser to send an email to their POC, Daryn Yamada, who was last listed as their point of contact for noise issues. Their address and phone number is also provided at this link:
Reporting Noise Violations.
You might also think about dropping an email to the local TV stations to bring their attention to the noise. They often will do spots to highlight community problems, and if the noise is bothering you, it's bothering others as well. Link to their contact info is:
Things You Can Do.
Good luck. Hope that you can get their attention.