Acoustics, Noise and Vibration

Leading environmental and building acoustics consultancy

RPS is a leading provider of specialist acoustic, noise & vibration consultancy services covering both environmental and building acoustics. We provide a complete range of acoustic consultancy at stages of a project's lifecycle which can include optioneering, planning application support, consultation and planning appeals to detailed design and compliance testing and monitoring. We can provide highly robust assessments and subsequent reports including mitigation solutions for developments across a wide range of sectors for both public and private sector clients.

Our consultants are members of the Institute of Acoustics and RPS is a member of the Association of Noise Consultants. Senior team members are also active on British Standards Institution committees drafting and revising key noise & vibration related standards.

Our services include:

Building and Architectural Acoustics

Environmental Noise and Vibration

Planning and Permitting Consultancy

Measurement and Testing

Noise Mapping

Underwater Acoustics

Expert Witness

Occupational Noise and Hand, Arm and Whole Body Vibration Assessments

Noise Modelling

Noise and Vibration Engineering Control

Key Contacts

Phil Evans

Phil Evans   |   Senior Director  |   Send Email

Phil is a leading environmental acoustics expert at RPS and heads the team from the office in Brighton. He is a Member of the Institute of Acoustics and a Fellow of the Geological Society. He is also active on a number of British Standards Institution committees covering noise and vibration applications; he is an experienced expert witness.

Simon Stephenson

Simon Stephenson   |   Technical Director  |   Send Email

Simon is a leading expert in the fields of industrial noise and vibration assessment and control and underwater acoustics gained throughout the UK and overseas. He works out of the Southampton office and is a Chartered Engineer and Member of the Institute of Acoustics and secretary of the Institute of Acoustics Noise and Vibration Engineering Group.

Giles Hine

Giles Hine   |   Principal Consultant  |   Send Email

Giles is an acoustician with over 14 years’ experience. He specialises in undertaking noise and vibration assessments, both as standalone projects and as part of larger projects such as EIA. In addition to his environmental noise capability, Giles also specialises in building and architectural acoustics and works out of the Manchester office.