Study of noise pollution in the area surrounding Delta Avenue through the application of Geographic Information Systems. (August 2022)

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Viviana Carolina Carrasco Vargas
Gladys Milena Sánchez Vélez
Bryan Alfonso Colorado Pastor


The present research work evaluated the level of noise pollution in the area surrounding the University of Guayaquil, prioritizing the activity on Delta Avenue. The study was placed in the hourly analysis of morning, afternoon, and night, where it is observed that among the possible causes is the agglomeration of vehicles responsible for the emission of noise due to the excessive use of horns. The methodology focuses on the qualitative and quantitative analysis of the problem using participant observation and noise capture through the application of a sound level meter (dB), exerting groups of influence in certain areas. According to the results, most points in the study area exceed the maximum permissible noise limits. In addition to monitoring, a noise map showing the sound pressure intensities at each point was made using ArcGIS software. It is concluded that noise emissions are in range from very annoying to very loud, for which strategies that prevent the direct passage of noise must be used to maintain the noise state to intrusive and unnoticed, which helps concentration and development. of study activities.

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Carrasco Vargas, V. C., Sánchez Vélez, G. M., & Colorado Pastor, B. A. (2022). Study of noise pollution in the area surrounding Delta Avenue through the application of Geographic Information Systems. (August 2022). ArTeS: Architecture, Technology and Sustainability, 2(1), 23–32.
Author Biographies

Viviana Carolina Carrasco Vargas, University of Guayaquil

The author was born in the city of Guayaquil, Ecuador. She is a student of architecture at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of Guayaquil. Among her main research interests is the analysis of sustainable strategies in the development of architecture, and the importance of creating environments related to the needs of people and their urban context. His focus on sustainable strategies has allowed him to develop skills in the analysis of sustainable projects, the management of design strategies and the use of new technologies to formulate proposals that improve the quality of life of people and the spaces where they develop.

Gladys Milena Sánchez Vélez, University of Guayaquil

Born in the city of Guayaquil, Ecuador. Seventh semester student of the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Guayaquil. Among the main research interests, focus on technology and construction, exploring traditional processes through an approach that contributes to the preservation of cultural heritage, developing new techniques and technologies adapted to the place. This allows us to visualize and generate projects considering the impact of construction at a global level.

Bryan Alfonso Colorado Pastor, University of Guayaquil

Born in the city of Guayaquil Ecuador. Urbanist architect with a master's degree in Territorial Planning and Urbanism, I have worked on various investigations in the field of public space and urban accessibility for people with disabilities, currently I work for the University of Guayaquil in studies of progressive communal housing using architecture flexible space. Among the main research interests, my efforts focus on the sustainable development of the territory, the human being, and their habitat within the field of architecture.

Our research group is a multidisciplinary group interested in developing new technologies within the field of architecture and territorial planning to provide an optimal solution to problems within urban planning, construction, city development and people's ways of living. Our group is made up of three academics and we have extensive experience in executing research projects published in high-impact journals and books, laboratory, experimental, longitudinal studies, and qualitative approaches. And how many. These approaches have allowed us to develop a linear knowledge model that improves the ability to understand and manage new technologies to improve the quality of life and sustainability in the territory.


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