DETAILED SUMMARY OF SERVICES

Noise Vibration Control Engineers and Acoustical Consultants

Thornton Acoustics & Vibrations of Pittsburgh PA provides a broad array of comprehensive design, analysis, measurement, testing, and control engineering services. Unfortunately, many different titles are used to describe a person that renders these services. To assist potential clients, this section will provide a detailed breakdown of these services and common titles associated with the services of this provider.

Thornton Acoustics & Vibrations, Consulting Engineers in Acoustics Vibrations and Noise Control, works throughout North America as noise and vibration control engineers, acoustical consultants, and architectural acoustics consultants. The firm is especially prominent in Pennsylvania (PA), Ohio (OH), Maryland (MD), Virginia (VA), New York (NY), and West Virginia (WV).

Architectural Acoustics and Building Noise and Vibrations

- Theater & Auditorium Acoustics
- Performing Art Center Acoustics
- Concert Hall Acoustics
- Room Acoustics and Noise & Vibration Analysis & Control Design
- College & School Classrooms Acoustics
- Gymnasium and Swimming Pool Acoustics & Noise
- Lecture Hall Acoustics and Noise & Vibration Control
- Hospital Acoustics and Noise & Vibration Control
- Hotel and Motel Acoustics and Noise
- Restaurants Acoustics
- Ballroom Acoustics and HVAC Noise Control
- Recording Studio and Broadcast Facility Evaluation and Design
- Convention Hall Acoustics and Noise & Vibration Control
- Church, Temple, & Synagogue Acoustics
- Boardroom Acoustics
- Sports Facilities Acoustics and Noise Control
- Courtroom Acoustics Design
- Building Acoustics and Noise & Vibration Control
- New Facility Design for Acoustics and Noise & Vibration Control
- Mitigation of Airborne and Structureborne Noise Transmission in Hotels & Motels
- Multi-Family Dwellings Noise Transmission Control
- Building Complex Acoustics and Noise & Vibrations
- Acoustical Design of Theaters, Performing Arts, & Auditoriums
- Room Acoustics & Noise Control Design
- College & School Acoustics & Noise Control
- New Facility Design for Acoustics, Vibrations, & Noise

The most common titles are acoustical engineer, sound engineer, sound consultant, architectural acoustics consultant, acoustical consultant, noise consultant, noise control engineer, and sound and vibration engineer.

Noise and Vibration Control Engineering

- Engineering Evaluation and Analysis
- Noise modeling for new facility equipment and machinery
- Analysis and control of noisy machines and equipment
- Vibration Control of rotating equipment
- Vibration Isolation of vibration sensitive equipments
- Foundation Design for Vibration Sensitive Instruments
- Noise & Vibration Engineering Design, Analysis & Control
- Cost Benefit & Risk Analysis of Engineering Controls
- Sound Control of offices and facilities
- Vibration Isolation Analysis and Design
- Sound Quality

The most common titles are noise consultant, noise control engineer, vibration consultant, vibration control engineer, vibration control consultant, sound control engineer, sound control consultant, sound and vibration engineer, and vibration control engineer.

Sound and Vibration Measurement and Testing

- Sound Intensity Measurements
- Sound Power Measurements
- Plant Noise Surveys
- Noise Contours and Mapping
- Occupational Noise Exposure Measurements
- Community Noise Surveys
- Room NC & RC Measurements
- HVAC RC Measurements
- ASTM Pipe Lagging Standards Testing
- In-Situ STC and FSTC Field Transmission Loss Testing
- FIIC Impact Testing of Floor Ceiling Assemblies
- Precision Reverberation Time Measurement
- In-Situ Absorption Measurement
- Pipe Lagging Transmission Loss Measurement
- ANSI, ISO, & ASTM Standards Testing
- Rotating Equipment Measurements
- Structureborne Noise and Vibrations
- Ground Vibrations
- MRI & CT Scanner Site Measurements
- Transmissibility Testing
- Validation of Vibration Isolation of Equipment
- Modal Analysis for Noise & Vibration Control
- Sound Quality Measurements

The most common titles are sound consultant, acoustics or acoustical consultant, sound engineer, vibration consultant, vibration engineer, sound and vibration consultant, and sound and vibration engineer.

Community Noise and Environmental Impact

- Source-Path-Receiver Analysis
- Noise Source Analysis and Control
- Noise Source Identification and Measurement
- Modeling of source-path-receiver relationships
- Environmental Acoustics
- Noise Impact Studies for New Facilities
- Industrial Site Analysis
- Trucking Terminal Noise Analysis
- Zoning Compliance Measurements
- Development of Municipal and City Noise Ordinances
- Transportation Noise Measurements and Impact Studies
- Airport Noise Measurements and Impact Studies
- Cost-Benefit Analysis of Community Noise Controls
- Residential and Commercial Development
- Noise Barrier Design
- Land Use Planning for Noise & Vibration
- Noise Ordinance Development and Compliance Measurements
- Expert Witness for Noise Zoning Issues
- Noise impact studies for residential development
- Building envelope acoustical design
- Environmental Permitting

The most common titles are noise consultant, community noise consultant, environmental acoustics or acoustical engineer, environmental acoustics consultant, acoustics or acoustical consultant, and community noise engineer.

Industrial Plants and Commercial Facility Noise and Vibrations

- Industrial & Commercial Facilities Analysis, Design, & Control
- Noise Source Identification, Isolation, Analysis & Control
- Occupational Noise Measurements
- Industrial Hearing Compensation Noise Analysis
- OSHA & MSHA Noise Exposure Measure
- Source Mitigation
- Cost Benefit Analysis
- Noise Enclosure Design
- Personnel Sound Booths and Control Room

The most common titles are noise engineer, noise consultant, sound control consultant, sound control engineer, and noise control engineer.

HVAC and Mechanical Systems Noise and Vibration

- Theater & Auditorium HVAC Design
- Buildings HVAC Noise and Vibration Control
- Rooftop Equipment Vibration Control and Foundation design
- Cooling Towers
- Chillers
- Mechanical Room
- Fans
- HVAC Systems Analysis & Design for Noise & Vibration Control

The most common titles are noise engineer, noise consultant, noise control engineer, sound control engineer, sound control consultant, and sound control engineer.

MRI and CT Scanner Site Vibration Evaluation and Control

- Site vibration measurements for compliance with vendor guidelines
- Vibration Source Identification and Control for Image Quality
- Foundation design for MRI and CT Scanner Vibration Control
- MRI Noise Measurements
- Design of MRI Suites for Noise Control
- Modal testing of MRI site foundations
- MRI site analysis for compliance with vendor vibration guidelines
- MRI Site Vibration Analysis & Testing
- CT Scanner Site Vibration Analysis & Testing
- MRI offending vibration source identification and control
- MRI & CT Scanner Site Evaluation
- Surgical Microscope site evaluation and foundation design

The most common titles are vibration consultant, vibration control engineer, vibration control consultant, and vibration engineer.

Product Research and Development

- Quiet Product Development, Design, and Testing
- Product Noise and Vibration Control
- Sound Quality Analysis & Design
- Product Noise Analysis

Training and Education in Acoustics, Vibrations, and Noise Control

- Acoustics, Vibrations, & Noise Control Seminars and Short Courses
- Mechanical Vibration Short Courses
- Vibration Control Short Courses
- Industrial Noise Control Short Courses
- Sound Intensity Measurements Short Courses
- Quiet Product Development Seminars
- Measurement & Instrumentation Seminars
- Sound Quality

Expert Witness and Forensic Engineering

- Hearing Compensation Cases
- Community Noise Problems
- Product Liability and Defects
- Land Use and Zoning
- Noise Ordinance Compliance
- Gunshot Murder Cases
- Building Noise & Vibration Problems
- Condominium & Townhouse Noise & Vibration Problems
- HVAC Noise and Vibrations
- Forensic Engineering Analysis

Hearing Loss and Conservation

- Occupational Noise Risk Assessment, Measurement, and Exposure Control
- Industrial Hearing Loss Compensation Cases
- OSHA & MSHA Noise Exposure Analysis & Mitigation
- Noise contours & mapping of plants and facilities

Common Global Titles

Acoustical Consultant
Acoustical Consulting
Acoustical Engineer
Consultant in Acoustics
Consultant in Noise
Consultant in Noise and Vibration
Consultant in Sound and Vibration
Consultant in Noise Control
Consultant in Vibration Control
Consulting Engineer in Acoustics and Vibrations
Consulting Engineer in Noise and Vibration
Consulting Engineer in Sound and Vibration
Consulting Engineer in Noise Control
Consulting Engineer in Vibration Control
Noise Control Engineer
Noise Control Consultant
Noise Consultant
Vibration Control Engineer
Noise and Vibration Control Engineer
Sound Control Engineer
Sound Control Consultant
Sound Control Consulting
Sound Consultant
Sound Consulting
Sound Engineer
Noise Reduction Engineer
Noise Reduction Consultant
Noise Mitigation Engineer
Noise Mitigation Consultant

 

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