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The quiet life

Now that aeroplanes no longer land within inches of bedroom windows, cars probably constitute the greatest source of noise in Hong Kong. Hence the importance of noise barriers, particularly where people are living cheek by jowl with transport. At Wong Chu Road, engineer Scott Wilson Kirkpatrick designed an enclosure using 2,400 tonnes of steel made up from a variety of sections. Jotun Coatings came up with a way of protecting the steelwork from corrosion and fire that didn't involve ...

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