How we work

Acoustech Consulting is an independent consulting firm, meaning we do not push any particular product or system, and do not supply products. Keeping up to date with new technologies and products and systems available on the local and international market, we work closely with architects, engineers, building owners, developers and facilities directors to provide the most appropriate solutions for the specific projects acoustic requirements. We try to get involved in projects from as early as possible because a small upfront investment will almost always save you a lot more in the long run. Our reviews and proposed solutions often involve important input for consideration by the structural, mechanical and electrical consultants, quantity surveyors, and of course the architects for built environment projects. If our involvement begins after the project is completed, we can through detailed analysis and diagnostics provide the most appropriate remedial solutions to bring existing sound or noise problems into check.

Our involvement requires us to be appointed, based on detailed scope and fee proposals accepted by the client after preliminary stakeholder meetings in which detailed requirements are discussed. We feel that managing our clients expectations early on is equally important as our level of service and engineering excellence.

The project outcomes are normally focused around South African acoustic standards (SANS) and noise regulations. Where local standards are insufficient, international standards (ISO, BS, ANSI, AS/NZ, WHO) and engineering best practices are adopted.

To find out more please contact us – we would be happy to discuss your query.

Depending on the project requirements and budget, our involvement may include any of the following;

Full Project Appointment

Appointment as acoustic engineering consultant for project from concept to completion

Engineering Review

Analysis of existing building elements and systems acoustic performance including construction techniques, partitions, façades, HVAC systems & generator plants

Analysis, Diagnostics & Assessments

Detailed analysis (octave and third octave band), diagnostics and assessments to local & international acoustic building standards criteria

Design & Specification

Acoustic engineering design, specification and mitigation design based on review calculations and computer aided engineering. (Architectural & Environmental)

Noise Impact Study Specialist

Appointment as specialist consultant for noise impact studies & assessments for projects triggering EIA's

Acoustic Measurement

Appointment to perform noise monitoring, reporting, surveys, Green Star audits & environmental noise impact assessments

Site Inspections

Site meetings and inspections

Completion Testing

Completion acoustic measurements, RT60 testing, in-situ testing, & validation

Training

Acoustics '101' training workshops for architectural and engineering firms (free)

ARCHITECTURAL ACOUSTICS

Equipped with an inventory of fully compliant, SANAS calibrated equipment and industry standard room modelling software, our growing portfolio and experience in building projects allows us to take on any size project.

ENVIRONMENTAL NOISE

Our field experience and knowledge of local and national regulations, combined with a solid inventory of Class 1 SANAS calibrated equipment and industry leading noise prediction software allows us to tackle any environmental noise project.