Good acoustics play a significant role in transportation and infrastructure design. As well as considering the impact during the operational phase of a development, we’re specialists in all noise and vibration elements that can occur during construction (the source of most complaints).
We also invest in research to advance industry knowledge – for example, increasing efficiency and error reduction in data processing, and using geographical digital mapping so clients and the public can see and understand our assessments.
Key transport projects where we are contributing acoustics expertise include working with Highways England on their smart motorways programme, which is reducing congestion by increasing capacity and maintaining safety using ‘smart’ technology.
For aviation, we’ve provided the acoustic design for the Terminal 1 redevelopment of the San Francisco Internal Airport, where joint working across the design team has resulted in innovative acoustic solutions and establishes Terminal 1 as a benchmark for airports of the future.