Site Acoustic Testing

Ken McGunnigle

New Zealand Acoustics, 16(3), pp.30- 32 . (2003).

There is no mandatory requirement to test on site and the building consent process does not require on site acoustic testing. Few Territorial Authorities have the expertise ‘in/house’ to assess acoustics and the associated alternative solutions. Consequently, building consents issued on so called ‘reasonable grounds’ can include dubious and untested alternative solutions. Yet it is the on site performance that matters to your customers, not an acoustic opinion or a laboratory test.