Andrew Nash and Simon Weller have been taken on by the company as
noise and vibration engineers to help meet the increased demand to
assess the acoustic performance of buildings such as houses and
schools, which are affected by the Regulations.
Roy Pettitt, one of the partners of
Acoustic Associates, said: "As one of only 33 consultancies accredited
to carry out acoustic testing for Building Regulations Document E
section, the company's workload has been growing steadily. Andy and
Simon have been taken on to free up the time of our accredited testers
and help the company take on more consultancy work. We are delighted
to have them both on board and look forward to helping them with their
Andrew Nash (26) is a graduate of York
University where he completed a Masters degree in electronic
engineering with music technology. Following his graduation, Andrew
conducted a year-long research project into advanced methods of
representing acoustic spaces in software. In his position at Acoustic
Associates, Andrew will specialise in using CATT acoustic modelling
software to analyse noise.
"I am delighted to have joined the
team at Acoustic Associates. I was originally attracted by the variety
offered by the post and saw this as an ideal first industry-based
job," said Andrew.
"Specialising in the CATT acoustic
software means that I will be working on architectural projects to
analyse sound and improve acoustic performance."
Simon Weller (32) has taken up the
position at Acoustic Associates following a two-year spell travelling
and working as an acoustic consultant in Australia. Having previously
worked for large organisations in the construction industry such as
Balfour Beatty, Simon gained his experience as a specialist in
acoustics while working as an environmental advisor. He has worked on
a number of high profile projects such as the Channel Tunnel rail link
and the Parramatta rail link in Australia and benefits from a degree
in engineering and environmental studies and a diploma in acoustics
and noise control.
"I have always worked for large
organisations and have specialised in only one or two areas of noise
and vibration control," explained Simon. "At Acoustic Associates I am
able to use a broader range of my knowledge and get involved with a
number of different aspects of a project. I hope that my role at
Acoustic Associates will enable me to broaden my environmental,
industrial and construction experience."
The new appointments take the company's
workforce up to six, with four further associate consultancies based
across the UK.