building Forensics


Have you a wall or floor detail that has failed to meet the performance requirements stipulated in the Irish Building Regulation’s TGD-E,2014? Have you an office where sound insulation is an issue and privacy is a concern? Do you have a primary school, secondary school or third level classroom or lecture space with an insufficient level of sound insulation?

We have a comprehensive range of services available to you:

– We can provide you with a second opinion, particularly where non-acousticians have carried out sound insulation tests.

– We can analyse/review third-party data provided by non-acoustician sound insulation testers and verify their results and findings.

– We provide forensic investigation work on wall and floor build-ups to identify acoustically weak elements.

– We can quickly identify acoustically weak details at the design stages or examine proposed alterations during construction as part of value engineering exercises.

– We can provide you with independent and impartial advice. If there is any potential conflict of interest on any project or with any supplier, we will make you aware of this before engagement or as soon as the potential conflict becomes apparent.

– We diagnose acoustic weaknesses and faults on separating walls and floors post-construction.

We review third-party sound insulation test reports to ensure that standards and measurement/reporting best practices have been followed.

– We provide expert witness services on sound insulation tests, test results and critical review of test reports.

Where remedial work is required on walls or floors, we can provide clear and definitive corrective action through a detailed technical diagnosis. Non-acoustician technician level sound insulation testers are not qualified to provide you with any technical advice.

So, when it comes to building acoustics, sound insulation testing or the detailed analysis of underperforming buildings, we can provide you with expert advice that you can trust.