The team at ACA can help you with:
- Environmental noise and vibration assessment.
- Liaison with local government Development Applications (DA) related to noise regulations and conditions.
- Design and modelling of critical spaces such as music rooms, theatres, lounges, bars, restaurants, studios, listening rooms, home theatres, teaching rooms, performance spaces or multipurpose venues to optimise the internal sound interactions.
- Soundproofing of loud spaces or equipment (commercial premises, industrial premises, rehearsal studios, external compressors or pumps, air conditioning units.
- Noise intrusion assessment from roads, railways or aircraft.
- Licensed venues assessment of crowd noise, music and special events.
- Construction noise and vibration management plans.
- Office fitouts or retrofit remedial jobs.
- Child care centre noise assessments.
- Mining noise assessments.
- Building construction acoustic review for compliance with the National Construction Code (NCC, Section F5).
- Mechanical Electrical Plumbing (MEP) building services’ noise treatment.
- Site testing of sound insulation, ambient noise and reverberation time.
- Noise and vibration monitoring and measurements.
- Vibration studies.
Sound that is potentially annoying, which travel outdoors reaching sensitive premises, is covered by the environmental noise field. The sources of noise are varied and the circumstances where noise is received can also be complex. Particularly frequent cases of environmental noise sources observed in the urban scenario include Mechanical Plant, Transport, Entertainment Noise, Domestic Noise and Construction Noise.
The quality of the built environment is highly influenced by the acoustical characteristics of the building materials and internal surfaces. Whether these are habitable or non-habitable rooms, open plan or focused work areas, waiting rooms and lounges, shops or display rooms, conference and function rooms; appropriate management of the sounds that are audible inside a building is the key to effective design for a suitable comfort profile.
Similar to building acoustics, the acoustical qualities of internal surfaces and shapes will provide certain comfort standard for purpose internal spaces. The physics of sound propagation in rooms is very complex; however, we are able to use computer modelling tools or calculation code to assist in treating spaces with a combination of absorption, diffusion and appropriate placement of sound sources (e.g. loud speakers).