Building Acoustics

ASK has significant experience in providing acoustics consultancy services for building projects ranging from hospitals to sports venues. Our project experience includes:

  • Hospitals and health buildings
  • Office buildings and tenancy fit-outs
  • Retail, commercial and industrial
  • Auditoriums and concert halls
  • Educational facilities
  • Multi-purpose facilities
  • Residential
  • Sports venues

Areas of work include:

  • Full acoustic services from concept design to practical completion
  • Acoustic privacy for speech and music
  • Acoustic design of spaces
  • Advanced 3D modelling of room acoustics
  • Acoustic testing onsite or in laboratory – walls, floors, windows, ventilation etc
  • BCA compliance and certification
  • GreenStar assessment and reporting
  • Form 15 and Form 16 certification
  • Building services design
  • Construction noise and vibration

Environmental and Industrial Noise and Vibration

ASK has significant experience in noise and vibration. Our project experience includes:

  • Mines – coal, metalliferous and industrial minerals
  • Oil, gas and energy plants
  • Quarries and landfill
  • Refineries and process plants, batching plants, mills and utilities (water, waste, gas, electricity, comms)
  • Roads, railway lines, airports, helipads and sea ports
  • Residential and mixed use development applications (DA) – houses, units, mixed
  • Retail, educational and commercial developments

Areas of work include:

  • Environmental impact statements
  • Noise and vibration management plans
  • Traffic noise and vibration assessments
  • Development application (DA) reports – MCU, ROL etc
  • Vibration measurement and assessment – roads, rail, construction, industry, mechanical plant etc
  • Masterplan input and Feasibility studies
  • Occupational noise, hearing conservation/ protection, industrial noise assessments
  • Noise and vibration monitoring, assessment and reporting – construction, compliance, operational
  • QDC MP4.4 traffic noise certification reports
  • Liquor licensing (OLGR) amplified entertainment assessments
  • Policy development
  • Expert witness

Transportation Noise and Vibration

ASK has extensive experience in the transportation industry across road, rail, air and port, and includes the following project experience:

  • New, upgraded and existing roads and intersections
  • New, upgraded and existing rail lines, railyards and stabling yards
  • Airports, including support facilities and buildings
  • Port facilities, redevelopment and neighbouring precincts

Areas of work include:

  • Noise, vibration and air quality assessments and management plans
  • Planning and options development assessments
  • Development application reports – MCU, ROL etc
  • Masterplan input
  • Noise, vibration and dust monitoring, assessment and reporting – construction, compliance, operational
  • MP 4.4 traffic noise certification reports
  • Policy development
  • Expert Witness

Air Quality, Odour and Greenhouse Emissions

ASK has significant experience in providing air quality, odour and greenhouse emissions consultancy services. Our project experience includes:

  • Mines – coal, metalliferous and industrial minerals
  • Oil, gas and energy plants
  • Quarries and landfill
  • Refineries and process plants, batching plants and mills
  • Roads, railway lines, airports and sea ports
  • Residential and mixed use developments – houses, units, mixed
  • Retail, educational and commercial developments

Areas of work include:

  • Air dispersion modelling with Calpuff, Aermod, Calroads, Ausplume & TAPM
  • Meteorological modelling with TAPM and monitoring
  • Air emission management and control strategies
  • Emission modelling and inventories including Greenhouse gases
  • NPI & NGER reportingAir monitoring, assessment and reporting – construction, compliance, operational
  • Health risk assessment
  • Air quality, odour and greenhouse gas management plans
  • Environmental impact statements
  • Development application reports
  • Strategic planning and Masterplan input
  • Policy development
  • Expert Witness

Expert Witness Services

ASK’s collective expert witness experience includes providing expert witness in the Planning and Environment Court and/or the Land Court and addressing noise, air quality (dust and odour) and lighting issues. Clients include local authorities, developers, quarries, mining companies and objectors.

Gillian Adams, Stephen Pugh and Andrew Martin have expert witness experience via expert conclaves, tribunals and/or taking the stand during court proceedings.

Project examples for which staff have provided expert witness services include land resumption cases in relation to transportation corridors, development appeals in relation to shopping centres, residential developments, transport facilities, quarries, service stations, chicken farms, fast food restaurants, waste sorting centres and others.

Lighting Impact

ASK has significant experience in providing lighting impact assessments. Our project experience includes:

  • Service Stations
  • Vehicle Depots
  • Fast Food Establishments
  • Churches
  • Retail Outlets
  • Hostels
  • Sporting Venues
  • Batching Plants
  • Bowls Clubs
  • Shopping Centres
  • Mines
  • Billboards
  • Industry