As Director of Resonate Acoustics, Matthew Stead has over 20 years of experience as a professional acoustic consultant in Adelaide, Melbourne and the USA. Matthew specialises in acoustics with expertise in a variety of areas such as environmental noise, low vibration design, building acoustics design and transportation noise. Matthew has experience with noise both at the building rules consent and planning stages of a project and has provided acoustic advice to local government and to developers. He is a Federal Councillor for the Australian Acoustical Society, current Chairman of the Association of Australian Acoustical Consultants (AAAC) and an ASHRAE Technical Committee Member (T2.6) for Acoustics. He also remains an enthusiastic and prolific author of publications and technical papers on the subject.
As Director of Resonate Acoustics, Martti has over 25 years of experience as a professional acoustic consultant in Western Australia, Brisbane and Sydney. Martti specialises in architectural and environmental acoustics and has expertise in building partitions, internal acoustics, external noise intrusion as well as environmental noise from industry, roads and rail. Martti has experience with noise at all stages of a project from initial concept through to completed construction, including vibration assessment and control. He is a former Chairman of the Association of Australian Acoustical Consultants (AAAC). He has provided forensic acoustical evidence in tribunals and courts, has lectured Acoustics at the University of Queensland and has contributed to numerous technical papers and publications.
Darren is a Technical Director of Resonate Acoustics. He has over 18 years of diverse experience in the areas of air/underwater acoustics and vibration on national and international projects. He also has significant experience leading and developing multidisciplinary engineering and environmental teams/businesses in both NSW and SA. Darren has been an active participant on peer and various industry committees as well as assisting the South Australian Department of the Premier and Cabinet in a formal design review capacity. Darren brings significant learning from projects across all industry sectors; including transport, oil and gas, mining, building infrastructure and urban development, power generation, manufacturing, defence, and government. He also has particular experience leading the technical development of government noise policy in the areas of building acoustics, road and rail infrastructure noise, underwater noise and music noise.
Deb is an Associate Director of Resonate Acoustics. She has nine years of experience as a professional and senior acoustic consultant in Adelaide with an internationally recognised noise and vibration consultancy. Deb specialises in acoustics with niche expertise in a variety of areas including architectural acoustics and specialist spaces, environmental acoustics, and transportation noise. Deb has worked on several major architectural projects in South Australia from initial concept and development application phases through to practical completion. Her excellent communication skills and collaborative approach allows her to work through the acoustic requirements to the wider project group.
Jon is an Associate Director of Resonate Acoustics. He has 10 years of experience in the design and analysis of architectural, industrial, environmental, mining, wind farm and building services acoustics projects. He enjoys being involved in challenging projects and has particular interest in wind turbine noise and specialist architectural spaces. Jon's strengths are his attention to detail underpinned by strong analytical skills and practical experience. He enjoys mentoring others and lectures architectural acoustics modelling to final year engineering students at The University of Adelaide.
Tom is an Associate Director of Resonate Acoustics. He has eight years of experience in the assessment of noise and vibration on a wide range of projects, with a particular focus on transport and environmental noise. Tom's strengths are his ability to combine his strong technical understanding with excellent communication skills as well as to understand the different technical, social and environmental constraints on a project. Tom enjoys working on large-scale infrastructure projects, where specialty disciplines such as noise and vibration must work closely with the wider project team to develop practical solutions.
Andrew Parker, who recently joined the Resonate Acoustics team in Sydney, holds a Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering from Sydney University and a Diploma in Project Management. He brings to the business over 10 years’ experience as a consultant in environmental acoustics and vibration, particularly in the transport and underwater disciplines, as well as noise and vibration control, structural dynamics and fatigue investigations.
During his career, he has fulfilled specialist consultant and project management roles on some of Sydney’s most high profile transport projects, including the Glenfield to Leppington Rail Link in south-west Sydney and the Kingsgrove to Revesby Quadruplication project. In both instances, he attended to the pre-project environmental assessment and the subsequent compliance monitoring and review.
Andrew is a member of the Australian Acoustical Society, the Institute of Engineers Australia, and the Australian Institute of Project Management. He has worked on a range of large commercial and industrial facilities including Coal Handling and Preparation Plants (CHPPs), primarily in the areas of structure-borne noise, structural vibration and fatigue assessment. Andrew also has a particular passion for static and dynamic load testing of structures and has lead many bridge load-testing projects working for state and local governments who are focused on evaluating and maintaining their assets.
Damien van Raaphorst
Damien is a Senior Consultant at Resonate Acoustics. He has over seven years experience as a professional acoustic consultant in Australia and the United Kingdom. Damien worked largely on environmental acoustics projects during his time in the United Kingdom, contributing acoustic expertise on large renewable energy projects including wind farms and hydroelectricity schemes. In Australia, Damien has both environmental and architectural acoustic experience working across Victoria, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. Damien has been involved with several large building projects for Australian Government departments. He enjoys assisting clients to achieve their objectives and understand the noise impacts within projects.