Sound & Vibration

Novus provides guidance on acoustics, noise, and vibration for a wide scope of projects ranging from city scale environments to specific building components. Our goal is to create functional, comfortable indoor and outdoor environments, compatible with their surroundings. We offer unique expertise and practical solutions during planning and design, through construction up to and including occupancy.  Our experience depth is based in both new and re-use/remediation design. We combine our multi-faceted in-house expertise to provide holistic, practical, workable solutions to our clients.

Using state-of-the-art tools and equipment, Novus is able to model, predict and verify acoustical, noise, and vibration performance. We possess the capabilities and tools to conduct baseline and source characterization surveys, ground-borne and structure borne vibration propagation, source analysis, modal testing, monitoring during construction, and proof-of-performance testing.

Our practice addresses your needs for land-use approval, permitting, master planning, environmental assessments, interior space acoustics, building services noise, vibration, structural vibration control, sound isolation between spaces, and integration into sustainable design. Our practice area Principals are qualified expert witnesses and have worked on projects all over the world for most building types, industry and infrastructure.