Acoustic Consultants - Subsonic Designs
Environmental Noise

Environmental Noise

We provide assistance with all aspects of environmental noise. The client focused culture at Subsonic Designs means that we seek to address our brief from the Client’s perspective, striving to deliver solutions that achieve the required compliance. We can predict the noise which is expected to be generated by a new activity and provide an assessment reports with mitigation measures. We can also measure the noise emitted by activities which are already underway, and consider compliance with any relevant noise limits and provide advice about how to reduce or manage the noise. Our experience includes the prediction, assessment, measurement and management of noise from a wide variety of sources including traffic, trains, entertainment venues, wind farms, mechanical equipment and quarries. We are therefore very familiar with the National and International Standards.

Project types that we provide services to include:

  • Industrial facilities
  • Wind farms
  • Mines and quarries
  • Power stations
  • Port facilities
  • Community noise
  • Construction noise
  • Outdoor mechanical plant noise

Services that we provide include:

  • Noise impact assessment
  • Environmental noise modelling
  • Noise measurements and assessments
  • Design of industrial noise control
  • Compliance assessments and certification
  • Music noise assessments (venues, bars, night clubs, festivals and restaurant)
  • Community dispute and complaint investigations
  • Construction noise management plans

We have a variety of hardware and software tools available to enable us to provide a world class service including:

  • Cadna A environmental noise modelling software.
  • SVAN 979 Class 1 integrated sound level meters equipped with environmental logging and audio recording software, FFT spectrum to octave bands. The SVAN 979 performs frequency analysis in real-time, whether in octaves, third octaves all the way up to 1/12 octaves, outdoor microphone and wireless communication capabilities.

Some of our Projects