We see increased levels of consultancy activity in commercial developments with ANC member companies more involved with formal assessment and rating schemes such as BREEAM. Input was previously dependent on user function and preference, and less widely implemented.
Our members bring many years’ experience in managing client aspirations and achieving these requirements using established techniques. The acoustician’s early involvement from concept design is key and ANC member companies can assist with all aspects of commercial developments through the entire process to practical completion.
Commercial projects on which the ANC’s members provide consultancy on include, but are not limited to, new-build and refurbished offices to Cat A or full fit-out, retail, shopping centres, and conference/exhibition facilities. Each commercial project brings a unique challenge in respect of the impact of the existing noise climate on the future occupants and the impact of the building on its surrounding environment.