Posted: 16th September 2021
The control of noise is extremely important in new build developments and the renovation or change of use of existing properties, as Local Authority planning departments will often require professional noise assessments before granting permission for work to go ahead.
Acoustic assessments are also necessary in other situations, for example to assess the risk of hearing damage to employees in industrial settings, or to investigate concerns where residents are subjected to unacceptable levels of noise in a particular area.
When you’re involved in a project in which noise or vibration is a concern, it’s vital to work with a qualified and experienced acoustic consultant, who has the skills and expertise to deliver a range of services.
An acoustic consultant is an expert in noise and vibration who can design, assess, manage, and control sound in different environments. These include residential homes, schools, hospitals, licensed premises such as restaurants, bars, and nightclubs, or industrial facilities. An acoustic consultant can also undertake sound and vibration surveys and accurately assess the results, incorporating this into further assessments and designs.
Acoustic consultants carry out an extensive range of tasks, including:
In most cases, obtaining advice from a qualified acoustic consultant is essential. Other construction professionals often describe acoustics as a “dark art” and an experienced acoustic consultant will have the specialist knowledge to ensure that noise and vibration aspects are correctly incorporated into a design at an early stage, which can save significant amounts of time and money when compared with retrospectively controlling noise and vibration problems further down the line.
At ACA Acoustics, we have the experience and skills to provide outstanding acoustic consultancy for building, environmental, and architectural services. We provide sustainable and cost-effective solutions to businesses across the UK, meeting both demanding technical standards and our clients’ tight timeframes.
To find out more, please get in touch on 01793 766324.
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