Most development requires an assessment of environmental effects under the Resource Management Act. We work with private and public clients, as well as councils, to identify the relevant issues for consent and designation applications
Noise can be difficult to explain at times, and many people's eyes glaze over at the mere sound of 'dBs'. We specialise in performing robust technical assessments, yet presenting our findings in plain English, strengthened by clear graphics.
We have experience in developing and presenting expert evidence for hearings.
Our experience with the NZ Transport Agency and other road controlling authorities is extensive. We work closely with the national office provining services which influence local and national policy decisions. We have extensive experience in providing the full range of road-traffic noise assessment, reporting, and mitigation services for individual roading projects.
Some examples of roading projects we have worked on:
We work closely with contractors to produce Construction Noise and Vibration Management Plans that actually work for them. We aim to develop management plans that are much more than a simple document produced for compliance purposes and collect dust in the corner.
We specialise in developing tools that allow clients to take control of their noise and vibration management. This saves the client money, improves compliance, and supports good relationships with affected stakeholders.
We have prepared the State highway construction and maintenance noise and vibration guide for the Transport Agency.
Wind farms are an emotive topic and the line between physics and psychoacoustics is a fine one, but we stick to the settled science. We stay up to date with international research and published journal articles in Acoustics Australia and other international journals.
We are experienced in all stages of wind farm noise assessment:
Accurate and efficient noise modelling is key to ensuring your project achieves compliance with the relevant noise and vibration requirements. In addition to commercial noise modelling software we have experience in implementing noise and vibration assessments using GIS, yielding fast results that can be rapidly updated or modified.
We have experience in the use of:
We don't just put in values and hit 'go' - we have a detailed understanding of the implementation of both the Calculation of Road-Traffic Noise (CoRTN) and ISO 9613-2
We are measurement experts and have experience in undertaking short-term and long-term noise and vibration measurements.
We have also developed a range of innovative measurement solutions for more non-conventional measurement requirements. In addition, we have experience in the design and development of measurement equipment, laboratory facilities, and measurement methodologies.
Specific capabilities and standards measured to include: