Consultants in Acoustics Noise and Vibration

NVP were retained as noise and vibration consultants on the redevelopment of the National Physical Laboratory at Teddington. The home of the UK's standards for all physical measurements. The five year project consisted of relocation of over 200 noise and vibration critical laboratories from a dispersed campus to one purpose built facility. The project included analysis of the structural dynamics of the building to assess footfall vibration, affecting ultra sensitive measuring equipment, and the specification of mechanical services noise and vibration control equipment to meet stringent criteria.

NVP have been retained by some of UK's major developers including: Taylor Wimpey,Persimmon Homes, Durkan Ltd, Higgins Homes, Morrison Construction, Gleeson Construction, Laing O'Rourke, Leadbitter Construction, Jacobs, Kier Construction, Hunting Gate, Kingsoak.

Groundborne vibration from the demolition of a multi storey car park at the rear of Norwich City Hall was seen as a potential threat to the structure of the building. NVP were retained to monitor structural vibration levels over the period of the demolition contract. Multiple vibration measurement points were established throughout the building structure and these were monitored using a central computer.

Relocation of an Air Ambulance helicopter to a local airfield prompted opposition from nearby residents who were concerned about noise from overflights. NVP conducted an extensive survey of noise levels in the vicinity of the airfield and prepared an environmental impact assessment to support a planning application.