As a new supplier to Kier, I am pleased to say; CSG Acoustics provided consultancy support, including the design and supply of an acoustic screen on a recent project. The team were personable, always available and extremely knowledgeable on acoustics. I would recommend them to any design team.
I have worked with CSG on a number of projects where they have provided acoustic treatment to equipment both inside and outside of properties, on each project they have provided an excellent service all the way from the concept design, to being on site and post-installation too.
CSG Acoustics have an unrivalled knowledge of acoustic design of mechanical services. We have worked with the team for over 5 years and they continue to provide an efficient and knowledgeable service. Highly recommended.
The acoustics team have worked with us on numerous high-end residential properties in London. Our clients are extremely demanding and CSGA always exceeds expectations.
Dan and his team provide planning reports and advice that is both succinct and knowledgeable. Negotiating the London noise planning requirements can be tricky, but these guys make it simple.
CSG Acoustics provide planning reports that allow our clients the peace of mind that an acoustic solution is possible. This certainly avoids unrealistic/unbuildable designs being passed onto the contractor.
We use the CSG team to test our materials and to verify our products. The team are always on hand to assist us and our clients in finding efficient and cost-effective solutions to building acoustics problems.
All of our technical staff are full members of the Institute of Acoustics, all with over 15 years of experience in acoustics, noise and vibration, consultancy and testing. Our staff have worked in noise teams all across the world, from research and development to expert witness testimonies.
Whether it’s a complicated acoustic design, noise planning issue or noise from a mechanical plant – the CSG Acoustics team are fully equipped to handle any acoustics problem with flexibility and attention to detail that less experienced teams may struggle with. To learn more about our Acoustic Consultants, see our team page.
Each project is managed, surveyed, delivered and invoiced by one senior member of the team. Your senior acoustic consultant that is allocated to your job will always be available and up to speed on your project. This way, nothing is lost in translation, there is no junior acoustic consultant with gaps in their knowledge and your one point of contact knows everything needed for the delivery of your acoustic project.
We know the planning system can be difficult to negotiate. Our experience in acoustics and noise planning often allows us to negotiate with councils to overturn/reduce overly stringent noise criteria. Is your current design exceeding planning noise policy? Could you benefit from a technical review of the applicability of your council’s criteria – if so, then the CSG Acoustics team can help.
In most cases a well designed acoustics spreadsheet will be more than adequate to calculate noise impacts. However, for those large mechanical services jobs or large infrastructure / residential builds, noise modeling software should be the go to tool. We use the most recent version of CadnaA (2019) which among other things allows thousands of noise sources to be used, with predicted noise levels in 1/3rd octaves. Noise modeling allows millions of individual acoustic calculations to take place simultaneously and also allows instant amendments. Noise calculations that would take weeks to do on a spreadsheet can be done in seconds!
We don’t just sit back and rely on noise technical papers from research bodies and universities, we go out and research areas of interest. Recent research has included a one year foray into digital noise control techniques and also into how noise in ducts changes due to flow and cross-section. This acoustic research not only strengthens our knowledge but puts us at the forefront of acoustic design and modern noise control techniques.
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