Acoustics

Skilled acoustic engineering helps create auditoria that enhance musical performance, classrooms where teachers are better heard and libraries that feel blissfully distant from the outside world.

The Max Fordham Acoustics Team has experience of designing, engineering and delivering outstanding acoustic environments in complex performance venues, sports centres, offices, libraries and schools.

Our Acoustics Engineers offer creative solutions that function in sympathy with the building. They craft fully integrated, passive and sustainable designs, avoiding unnecessary acoustic treatment.

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    The performance hall at Felsted Music School features deployable acoustic drapes that allow room reverberation to be varied for different types of performance.
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    We used computer simulations of the 2012 Olympic Water Polo Venue to calculate the optimal acoustic treatment. This ensured a good crowd atmosphere and high intelligibility of the PA system
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    Our design for student accommodation at Girton College Cambridge used computer-mapping calculations to establish the building’s exposure to traffic noise from the nearby A14.
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    Apartments that face the elevated railway at Mint Street feature winter gardens to protect inhabitants for noise ingress. Ventilation is provided from the quieter rear facade.
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    The natural ventilation strategy at The Hive in Worcester required a very open and airy design. We analysed noise transfer between areas and found the best locations for acoustic treatment to control it.
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    Keynsham Town Hall offices are constructed from cross-laminated timber. Acoustically attenuated openings control traffic noise intrusion to open-plan offices.'
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    At Oldham Coliseum theatre we measured ground-borne vibration from nearby trams to establish the isolation requirements for the new theatres.

Acoustics