|Authors:||Ronny Klæboe, Evy Öhrström|
Socio-vibrational studies for assessing annoyance due to vibrations are to designed and conducted differently by different researchers and in different countries. This lack of standardisation is an important obstacle for authorities and researchers wishing to profit from research and results in other countries or who wish to perform analyses on extended data sets. This report describes a project to to establish a common Nordic Method for assessing annoyance due to vibrations in dwellings from road and rail traffic in socio-vibrational and social surveys. Important common aspects and differences between a survey in Sweden 1992 and a socio-vibrational survey in Norway 1998 were summarised and evaluated as a departure point for a first draft proposal. After discussions the proposal has been revised. The finalized proposal is included as part 2 of the report.