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Acustica is a specialist independent consultancy offering expert advice on acoustics, environmental and building noise control and IT solutions to government and commercial organisations.

Founded by Simon Shilton in 2005, Acustica provides leading expert knowledge in the area of environmental noise modelling. Experience has been gained through working with a wide variety of client including the Defra, Devolved Administrations, City Councils and a wide variety of commercial consultancies and noise mapping software developers.  

Our key areas of expertise include:

  • Noise action planning
    • Policy advice, development of guidance and delivery of noise action plans
  • Environmental noise mapping
    • Delivery of city and national scale noise mapping projects
    • Development of technical specifications for all noise mapping sources
  • Calculation standards
    • In depth knowledge of the application of UK and European methods
  • Uncertainty analysis
    • Impact of data quality, software user settings and methodology on quality of results
  • Spatial data
    • Design of spatial data specifications for noise modelling
  • System design
    • Design and delivery of multi-user, multi-processor noise mapping systems
  • Acoustic modelling software
    • Testing knowledge of all acoustic calculation software available in the UK
    • Extensive modelling experience with:
      • LimA
      • Predictor / GeoNoise
      • SoundPlan
      • NoiseMap
      • CadnaA
      • IMMI
  • Noise impact assessments
    • EIAs
    • DMRB vol 11
    • NIR
    • PPG24
  • Building acoustics
    • Sound transmission control
    • Noise breakout control
    • Building service noise
    • Entertainment noise from bars, pubs and clubs
    • Modelling with Bastian and Insul
  • Room acoustic design
    • Modelling with Raynoise

To support delivery of high technology noise mapping projects, we offer key IT services and knowledge, including the following technologies:

  • MS Windows desktop and server
  • Novell and Linux servers
  • Security, firewalls, remote access, identity management
  • Collaboration, file sharing and email solutions