Acoustic Design Consultancy
Acoustic Design Assessment and Detailing
-Internal and Separating Floors and Walls for New Build and Refurbishment
– Measurement and design for optimal reverberation based on room function, i.e restaurants, meeting rooms, performance spaces and assessment for compliance with HTM 08-01 (Hospitals) and BB93 (Schools)
Services/Plant Noise Mitigation
– HVAC, CHP units, Internal/External Plant
Acoustics for Environmental Impact Assessment
-BS4142, BS8233, CRTN, CRN
Work Place Noise Assessment and Mitigation
-Noise hazard identification, site noise mapping, personal exposure monitoring and prediction.
Mechanical N&V Assessment
– Noise issues associated with rotating machinery, structural dynamics, transmission paths and isolation methods.
Maritime and Underwater Acoustics
– CEPAC, GPG133
Rod Habeshaw, MSc, MIOA
Our principle acoustic engineer is Roderick Habeshaw, a corporate member of the Institute of Acoustics with over 15 years experience working in noise and vibration. He has extensive experience in acoustic assessment techniques, structural and environmental prediction models and low noise mitigation design. He joined Stuart King Architecture and Design in Nov 2018.
Currently studying sound insulation training. Joined Stuart King Architecture and Design in Dec 2019.
We will always use a source-path-receiver model to address acoustic issues. This focuses on identifying the root mechanical source of any noise. This is an approach historically practiced and promoted by ISVR and recommended in British Standards.
It is usually the most efficient (cheapest) approach because any one source can have multiple paths and receivers. If the source mechanism can be addressed, then we can eliminate the need for mitigation of the multiple noise paths to the receivers. In order to achieve this, the engineer needs to have a very broad understanding of machinery, physics and noise source mechanisms involved. We offer this experience as a service.
Only where the source cannot be directly addressed are mitigation measures required, this is the case for most issues related to transport noise and residential dwellings.