Our consultants pride themselves on researching, quantitatively assessing and understanding the physics of the conditions so that the critical concepts can be explained in a persuasive manner to adjudicators, juries, and laypeople.
Acentech’s specialized knowledge, broad experience and extensive credentials in many areas of acoustics, noise and vibration control, positions our consultants to represent clients confidently and credibly at public hearings and during mediation, arbitration and litigation. Our consultants pride themselves on researching, quantitatively assessing and understanding the physics of the conditions so that the critical concepts can be explained in a persuasive manner to adjudicators, juries, and laypeople.
Acentech collaborates with attorneys, insurers, developers, facility owners, municipalities, manufacturers and others in addressing complex acoustics, noise, vibration, and structural dynamics matters. We provide support to clients through assessment of existing conditions, forensic investigations, predictive modeling of future conditions, analyses of relevant noise control technologies, presentation of the technical aspects and professional opinions, and consultation of opposing parties’ proposals. Our experts utilize sophisticated analysis methods and simulation technology to predict the conditions of proposed options and alternatives, and develop presentation materials to illustrate acoustical and other issues.
Our past expert witness experience includes support for claimants/plaintiffs, respondents/defendants, and neutral parties in public hearing issues, as well as in general litigation. Acentech consultants have represented clients for issues relating to:
- Vibration and Structural Dynamics, including rail and rapid transit systems, facilities housing sensitive equipment, structural damage from vibration and intense sound, equipment malfunction, hand injury from power tools, and patent infringement.
- Environmental Noise, including electric generation stations, gas compressor and pumping stations, rail lines and highways, auto race tracks, shooting ranges, and performance and music venues.
- Acoustics, including analysis of recordings, hearing damage potential in industrial and music venues, audibility of warning sounds, intelligibility of announcements, acoustical privacy, noise control of mechanical equipment, and patent infringement.