1. Water and Environment Infrastructure Systems
2. Transportation, Pavement and Geotechnical Infrastructure Systems
3. Sustainable Strategies in Infrastructure Systems
4. Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing
This research project aims at studying road traffic noise in the City of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, namely modeling, quantifying and mapping such noise affecting the human health. The proposed work will be the first of its kind to model and map traffic noise not only in the City of Sharjah or UAE but the GCC region as well. The resulting model will take into consideration the unique characteristics of Sharjah; thus, it will be different than models developed with European or North American conditions.