Matthew Stead, Director
Matthew has over 20 years of experience as a professional acoustic consultant in Adelaide, Melbourne and the USA. Specialising 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 at the building rules consent and planning stages of a project and has provided acoustic advice to local government and 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.
Martti Warpenius, Director
Martti is the Practice Lead of the Perth office and has over 25 years of experience as a professional acoustic consultant in Western Australia, Brisbane and Sydney and specialises in architectural and environmental acoustics. He has expertise in building partitions, internal acoustics, external noise intrusion as well as environmental noise from industry, roads and rail. Martti also 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)and has provided forensic acoustical evidence in tribunals and courts, lectured Acoustics at the University of Queensland and has contributed to numerous technical papers and publications.
Darren Jurevicius, Technical Director
Darren has over 20 years of diverse project leadership experience across the transport, mining, oil and gas, buildings, utilities, urban development, manufacturing, entertainment and defence industries. He is a respected expert 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. 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 James, Associate Director
With over 12 years of experience as a professional and senior acoustic consultant, Deb is Practice Leader of the Adelaide head office and brings niche expertise in the legalities and practicalities of architectural acoustics and specialist spaces; including radio, television and film studios, environmental acoustics and transportation noise. Deb excels at communication; relating to and working through acoustic requirements of a project from the initial concept and development application phases through to practical completion. She is equally highly regarded in the area of impact assessments and development applications, with her skills being called upon across major architectural projects and the development of government planning policy, particularly with the South Australian Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure and the Adelaide City Council.
Jon Cooper, Associate Director
Jon has over 10 years of experience in the design and analysis of architectural, industrial, environmental, mining, wind farm and building services acoustics projects. His strengths are his attention to detail underpinned by strong analytical skills and practical experience. With an interest in wind turbine noise and architectural spaces, his work in the areas of noise modelling accuracy, noise measurement and data analysis won the 2013 Australian Acoustical Society Award for Excellence in Acoustics. He enjoys mentoring others and lectures architectural acoustics modelling to final year engineering students at The University of Adelaide.
Tom Evans, Associate Director
Tom has over eleven 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. He has been called upon by numerous prestigious organisations in Victoria and around Australia to provide expert advice and service to the environmental, architectural, buildings, wind energy, transport and industrial sectors. 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, Associate Director
Andrew is Practice Lead of Resonate's Sydney office and 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. Andrew has fulfilled specialist consultant and project management roles on some of Sydney’s most high profile transport projects and 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, Senior Acoustic Consultant
Damien is the Practice Lead of the Melbourne office and has over nine years of experience as a professional acoustic consultant in Australia and the United Kingdom. Damien worked extensively 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 also been involved with several large building projects for Australian Government departments, including Defence Science and Technology Organisation, the Attorney-General’s Department, the Department of Defence, the Department of Treasury and Finance and the Australian Customs and Border Protection Services.
Matthew Terlich, Senior Acoustic Consultant
Matthew specialises in architectural acoustics and impact assessment and the control of noise from transportation and industrial plants and brings 16 years of experience in noise and vibration consulting to the company. His key strengths include his ability to combine solid technical and communication skills with a strong understanding of the technical and environmental constraints on a project. Matthew has experience working on both small and large multidisciplinary projects, where specialty disciplines such as acoustics must work closely with the wider team to develop practical and cost-efficient solutions. His project experience includes the investigation of mechanical plant noise reduction options, including advice on reducing vibration levels from nearby construction and modifications to reduce internal reverberation levels.
Emmet English, Director
Emmet heads up Resonate’s European operations in Dublin, where he oversees projects and explores new opportunities across the continent. Emmet specialises in the fields of environmental acoustics, transportation vibration and vibration and structural dynamics. He also brings significant management and leadership skills and experience, having establishing new offices in both Australia and Ireland. Emmet has more than 12 years of experience across a diverse spread of acoustics disciplines and on projects in destinations as varied as North America, the United Kingdom and the Middle East; including the noise and vibration monitoring of existing structures at Melbourne International Airport and the environmental noise impact assessment of Irish biotechnology company BioAtlantis’ Kerry headquarters.