BREEAM Hea 05 and Pol 05:  Noise and Acoustic Issues in Relation to Car Showrooms and Dealerships

BREEAM Hea 05 and Pol 05: Noise and Acoustic Issues in Relation to Car Showrooms and Dealerships

19 June 2017

Spectrum has worked with Meda International and BDB Design Build, as well as XLB Projects, on a number of car showroom developments across the country for Audi, JLR, Volvo, and Kia, being involved both at the planning stage as well as assisting with achieving BREEAM credits. In relation to noise and acoustics, credits under BREEAM sections Pol 05 and Hea 05 are often sought […..]

Spectrum provide acoustic design advice on successful planning application

Spectrum provide acoustic design advice on successful planning application

14 June 2017

Galliard Homes wanted to develop a former car dealership site at Merrick Road in Southall for housing. The site is near some busy roads, and not far from Southall Railway station and though not especially noisy, did need careful acoustic design as part of the planning permission […..]

Spectrum invited on architectural visit to education sites in Scandinavia

Spectrum invited on architectural visit to education sites in Scandinavia

03 May 2017

Principal Consultant, Nick Treby, of Spectrum was invited by Saint-Gobain Ecophon UK to provide acoustic insight on an architectural visit to several education sites in Sweden and Denmark. The trip was for architects and related fields, so included project managers and an FFE specialist […..]

Vibration Induced Fatigue in Piping

Vibration Induced Fatigue in Piping

28 April 2017

Spectrum has a long history of pipework vibration studies through the 100’s of API618 studies carried out for reciprocating compressor installations over the past 28 years. More recently the Energy Institute “E I Guidelines for the Avoidance of Vibration Induced Fatigue Failure in Process Pipework” has brought together the consideration of all potential vibration mechanisms as part of a single process which can be carried out for new or existing process pipework installations […..]

Acoustic Consultancy for Award-Winning Performance Centre at Redbridge College

Acoustic Consultancy for Award-Winning Performance Centre at Redbridge College

21 February 2017

Spectrum were appointed by Redbridge College to provide support as specialist school and college acoustic consultant during the design, construction and completion of their new teaching block, and the “Box Theatre”. This is a performing arts centre, and was designed by architects Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt […..]

Noise Assessments in support of Section 61 Consent Applications for the Railway Infrastructure Industry help avoid the prospect of work being stopped due to Noise and Vibration Complaints

Noise Assessments in support of Section 61 Consent Applications for the Railway Infrastructure Industry help avoid the prospect of work being stopped due to Noise and Vibration Complaints

09 February 2017

A construction contractor can apply to a Local Authority (LA) for ‘prior consent’ for works under Section 61 of the Control of Pollution Act 1974 by submitting, in advance, details of the proposed work […..]

Spectrum provides services from initial noise predictions to noise Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) for equipment suppliers on offshore platform projects

Spectrum provides services from initial noise predictions to noise Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) for equipment suppliers on offshore platform projects

25 January 2017

Spectrum Acoustic Consultants Ltd provides services from initial noise predictions through to noise factory acceptance tests (FAT) for equipment suppliers. Spectrum also witnesses noise FAT tests on behalf of EPC contractors in order to ensure the tests are undertaken in line with the applicable test procedures […..]

The Challenge for the Office Acoustic Consultant:  Wanted vs Unwanted Speech

The Challenge for the Office Acoustic Consultant: Wanted vs Unwanted Speech

13 January 2017

Spectrum routinely act as an office Acoustic Consultant; either providing valuable input early in the design stage, or diagnostic testing and remediation advice for existing problematic offices […..]

Modern offshore oil platform noise consultancy involves more than merely identifying restricted areas and recommending hearing protection

Modern offshore oil platform noise consultancy involves more than merely identifying restricted areas and recommending hearing protection

21 December 2016

In the past it was often accepted that offshore oil platforms were inherently noisy and limited effort and cost was expended on noise control engineering at the design stage. Typically, the only involvement an offshore noise specialist might expect was in predicting noise contours in work areas where equipment had been purchased to inappropriate noise limits[…..]

Spectrum Acoustic Consultants discharge Noise Planning Conditions

Spectrum Acoustic Consultants discharge Noise Planning Conditions

20 December 2016

Spectrum regularly act as the Specialist Noise Consultant to discharge Noise Planning Conditions on building developments, taking the planning permission requirements, carrying out the necessary technical analyses and producing a report to provide to the Local Planning Authority to discharge the Conditions […..]

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