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The Process

The Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) in partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is in the midst of a multi-year sound insulation effort. This program will be phased over a number of years as funding becomes available.  RIAC will be sending applications to eligible homes for that funding cycle. To initiate your participation in the program, simply return the application that is sent to you. Once you are accepted to a phase of the program the process to complete your home is broken down into four steps: Design, Bid, Construction and Closeout.

During the design process, experts will visit your home to evaluate your home and collect existing information. An acoustical test may be necessary to help to determine the best course of action. The program manager will guide you through the process and have you make choices when necessary.  

Once Design is complete, RIAC will facilitate a process of soliciting for contractors to complete the work. This process follows state and federal requirements and does not require any effort on your part. At the end of this process, RIAC will select a contractor to do the work and the project will move into the construction phase.  

Construction begins with the contractor visiting your home and meeting you for the first time. They will collect the information they need and then will order the necessary products. Many of the products are custom made for your home and can take up to 2 months to arrive. A specific date for construction on your home will be selected with your input. Once construction has begun, the majority of the work will be completed within a 2 week period.  

When the contractor is finished and you have agreed that the work is complete, you will receive a folder containing warrantee and operating information that contains all of the information you should need to maintain and repair the installed products.