Acoustics

Pace Consult has a proven track record in turning complex acoustic challenges into cost effective and practical solutions. With particularly strong consultancy teams in the education, healthcare and commercial sectors, Pace Consult has delivered a long line of high profile projects, working with partners such as Bouygues, Kier, Wates, Willmott Dixon, Galliford Try & Ardmore among many other long term UK contractor partners. Pace is also frequently engaged by prominent architecture practises such as Penoyre & Prasad, Bond Bryan, Aedas, Jestico & Whiles to name a limited few.

With a stock of amazing projects also being undertaken in the Middle East, Pace has coverage wherever you need it no matter what the project or need, you've come to the right place.

Approved under the ANC registration scheme for Building Regulations (Part E) completion testing works, Pace Consult offers a cost effective, rapid and nationwide testing service. 
The full suite of acoustic consultancy services includes:

- Planning & Expert Witness
- Section 61 notices and detailed planning matters
- Construction noise and vibration monitoring to BS5228
- Architectural acoustic design
- Auditorium design
- Emergency PA system
- Football & Athletics Stadia
- Education acoustics
- 3D room acoustics modelling using OdeonTM
- Testing and certification
- Problem investigations & remedial works
- Environmental impact assessment
- Mechanical services acoustic assessment and design

Vibration

Many projects are affected by ground borne vibration particularly in cities where underground transport is prevalent. As such ground vibration assessments are often required as part of the planning process. Often undertaken at the same time as planning noise assessments, Pace Consult has a substantial depth of experience in this field.

The 'floating' of a building due to transport vibration sources such as Cross Rail is not a decision to be taken lightly and is both technically challenging as well as costly. Pace Consult is on hand to correctly specify and review treatment measures and to inspect the installation and survey its efficacy throughout construction.
Specialist vibration studies include the centre for Nanotechnology at Bristol University, Ophthalmic imaging suites and microscopy suites within hospitals and investigations of problematic vibration episodes arising from plant room operation.

Construction stage vibration affecting offsite receptors is another major field of deployment for Pace Consult with many projects receiving continuous monitoring from our fleet of remote communication noise & vibration units. These allow a signal to be sent to the construction team when a defined vibration (or noise) level is exceeded allowing the minimisation of impact. Detailed guidance is provided in a number of British Standards, BS 6472, BS 5228, and BS 7385.

Compliance & BREEAM Evidence

Air Quality Assessment for Planning
Building Regulations Sound Tests - Approved Document Part E
Building Regulations Air Permeability Tests - Approved Document Part L 1&2
Construction Stage Noise, Vibration & Air Quality Monitoring
BREEAM HEA 04: Thermal Comfort - SBEM, EPC
HEA 05: Acoustic Performance
POL 05: External Plant Noise Survey & Assessment
ENE 04: Low Carbon Design Low Zero Carbon Strategy Reports
MAN 04: Commissioning & Handover (Air Tightness Test and/or Thermographic Survey)

Air Testing

Expert in paving a smooth path to building regulation compliance, Pace Consult delivers a range of air tightness consultancy services to ensure projects meet Part L standards first time. Pace Consult's team of Part L specialists will manage the development from end to end, delivering a seamless transition between phases and ultimately securing efficient project progression.

Air tightness services include:

Architectural design reviews
Testing and certification
Advice and reporting
Site audits / troubleshooting
From design through to testing and certification, Pace Consult will adopt a flexible approach, combining services to provide a fully integrated solution, or delivering standalone packages in response to specific project demands.

For further information visit www.paceconsult.co.uk or call 0845 241 0142