Dr. Chris Field Principal Acoustic Consultant Resonators: A Prelude to their Use for Attenuating Noise Entering Buildings He was seconded to Arup Acoustics London through Ventilation Openings, Applied from 2000-2001. His projects there included all Acoustics, vol 53, 117-132. aspects of building acoustics on the new Merrill Field, C.D. and Fricke, F.R. (1999). A Lynch Headquarters in London, the Noise Attenuation Device for Fixed Air redevelopment of St Paul’s Church to include a Vents in Naturally Ventilated Buildings, fitness centre and cinema, and building Proceedings of the International Congress acoustics for the Arup Fitzrovia on Sound and Vibration, Copenhagen, Redevelopment. Denmark. Chris is the inventor of a passive noise control Field, C.D. and Fricke, F.R. (2001). An ventilator for naturally ventilated buildings. He attenuator for buildings using natural was a finalist in the 2004 Fresh Innovators Tel: 415 823 9618 ventilation, Noise Control Engineering Competition, won the Australian Acoustical Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Journal, 49 (6), 258-264, Nov-Dec. Society 2004 Excellence in Acoustics Award Current Position Field, C.D. (2002). The effect of absorptive and won the 2004 Invention of the Year on the Associate, San Francisco Office treatment in the road corridor using CATT ABC’s New Inventors TV programme. Chris modelling techniques ISMA 2002 V 2093- has also just contributed two chapters in the Joined Arup 1996 2097, KU Leuven. upcoming publication of the Encyclopedia of Field, C.D. (2003). The effect of wind noise Noise Control edited by Malcolm J. Crocker. Qualifications in the ear on the enjoyment of musical BE(Hons) Sydney University 1994 performances, ICSV 10, 3807-3814, Recent Projects PhD (Acoustics) Department of Stockholm, Sweden. August Wilson Center for the Performing Architectural and Design Science, Field, C. (2004). The Latest Developments Arts (Pittsburgh) University of Sydney 1997 Of An Attenuator For Naturally Ventilated Acoustic design of a 499 seat theatre, gallery Member of the Australian Acoustical Buildings, Internoise 2004, Prague. spaces, rehearsal and multi-purpose spaces. Society Field, C. and Shimada, S. (2005). Acoustic 500 Fifth Avenue North, Member of the Acoustical Society of Computer Modelling: A Case Study to Seattle (Washington) America Compare Predictions by CATT and Odeon Acoustic consultant on the multidisciplinary with Measured Results, Internoise 2005, Member of the Professional Advisory team for the new offices on a 12-acre campus Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Committee in the School of Architecture, for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Sydney University, Australia. headquarters. Key Data Awards Chris graduated in Mechanical Engineering LA Fitness Vibration Assessment (Chicago) Winner of the Excellence in Acoustics at the University of Sydney. He then Carried out a structural vibration review of the Award 2004 presented by the Australian completed his PhD in Acoustics in the fitout installation of an LA Fitness franchise in Acoustical Society Faculty of Architecture. During this time an office building in Chicago with regards to Chris was involved in lecturing and tutoring Winner of the ABC TV New Inventor of the structural vibration from gym activities. of both undergraduate and postgraduate Year 2004 students. He is now a part-time lecturer in Finalist in the Australian Government’s Parkhouse 50 (Phoenix) Acoustics, and regularly publishes Fresh Innovators Competition 2004 Scheme acoustic design for a condominium international conference papers. development in Phoenix. In the urban environment context he has Select Publications been involved in the noise and vibration A full list of publications is available on Baha Mar Traffic Noise Study (Bahamas) assessment of road, heavy and light rail request. Traffic noise assessment for a resort projects. In the building acoustics context development in the Bahamas. Field, C.D. and Fricke, F.R. (1997). he has been involved in fit-out of many Theory and Applications of Quarter-wave office buildings, and presentation and performance spaces. Dr. Chris Field Principal Acoustic Consultant Beijing Olympic Aquatic Centre (China) Performing Arts Projects Building Acoustic Projects Currently leading the acoustic design and electroacoustic design for the main Hastings Theatre, Port Macquarie National Portrait Gallery (Canberra) competition pool hall, leisure pool building Project manager for the full acoustic Project manager for acoustic design of a and all ancillary spaces for the Beijing design of this 600 seat theatre at Port portrait gallery including auditorium, function Olympic Aquatic Centre. Macquarie. Other facilities in the spaces, meeting rooms, foyer and gallery development include an art gallery and spaces. Central Station – PA and EWIS Systems conference facilities. Overview Project manager for the PA and VA Sydney Theatre Sydney University Faculty of Law Building systems overview to determine options for Responsible for managing and carrying out Currently carrying out the acoustic design of the total systems solution at Central Railway construction stage acoustic work for this new Faculty of Law Building at Sydney Station including integration with 850 seat drama theatre until completion in University, including the design of acoustic passenger information display systems January 2004. elements to facilitate a naturally ventilated (PIDS). façade. City Recital Hall, Angel Place Parramatta Rail Link Stations (Arch-1) Assisted in design aspects of the recital Southbank Education and Training Precinct Currently carrying out the acoustic design hall and was heavily involved in site work (Brisbane) of the four-link station caverns and during the construction stage of the Recently completed the acoustic tender design concourses including surface finishes, project. for the Precinct which includes performance sound system design and services noise spaces, drama theatres, dance studios and control. Acoustic design includes the use Casula Powerhouse Theatre lecture theatres. of state-of-the-art computer modelling Lead acoustic consultant for the acoustic technology to optimise the amount of design of the 400 seat theatre (ongoing) Parramatta Station and Transport acoustic treatment with the design of the located adjacent to a freight rail line. Interchange (Arch-3) station PA system to meet speech Carried out the acoustic design and sound intelligibility standards. Rooty Hill Amphitheatre (Sydney) system design of the award winning Parramatta Project manager for Arup multi-disciplinary Station and Bus Interchange. Acoustic design Channel 7 TV Studio – Martin Place team for the design of the new included the use of state-of-the-art computer Carried out a review of the acoustic design Amphitheatre at Rooty Hill. Acoustic modelling technology to optimize the amount of for the new Channel 7 Studio, to be design included the Amphitheatre shell acoustic treatment with the design of the station located in a heritage building in Martin with operable acoustic stage reflector and PA system to meet speech intelligibility Place Sydney. The review included a side walls and sound system design. standards. study using acoustic simulations to demonstrate background noise impacts on Rooty Hill Amphitheatre Feasibility The Mint Refurbishment for the Historic live news telecasts. Study Houses Trust Carried out the concept acoustic design of Carried out the building acoustic design and Taronga Zoo – Asian and Australian the proposed Amphitheatre at Rooty Hill in mechanical services noise control design of the Coastline Precincts Sydney. He was responsible for all work Mint Building including theatrette, library, Currently undertaking the detailed design associated with the sound shell including bar/foyer and offices. of soundscapes and site wide sound the stage enclosure and the tiered system for the proposed Asian and audience area. Other design Bondi Junction Hotel Refurbishment Australian Precincts at Taronga Zoo. considerations included the effect of wind Carried out the acoustic design of the hotel Services noise control for precinct induced noise on audience listening refurbishment with SJB Architects including the buildings is also being carried out. enjoyment, the break out of event sound to specification of surface finishes to control nearby residences and the break in of reverberance, and the control of noise break- existing and future traffic noise to the out to nearby residences. sound shell. Dr. Chris Field Principal Acoustic Consultant Merrill Lynch Headquarters, London Hamble Community School (UK) Responsible for all technical aspects, including (Post Office Building Presentation Chris was the Project Manager for the the development of traffic and construction Space) assessment of noise impact of the new noise prediction models, and preparation of all Redevelopment of the heritage listed POB plant room for Hamble Community School reports including the final EIS. into a presentation space for annual on nearby residents and school spaces. general meetings, AV presentations, art He was responsible for all technical Milton/Ulladulla Bypass Route Selection gallery exhibitions, formal dinners and aspects, including background noise Study cocktail parties. Chris handled all aspects survey, assessment of proposed plant and Acoustic input was provided for the route of the project, in the project managing role, its expected noise impacts and submission selection study of a bypass through Milton and including building services calculations, of a report to Hampshire County Council Ulladulla in southern New South Wales. Four determination of facade insulation road alignments were studied and the requirements, internal finishes, and sound assessment of each option was used as input system design including detailed CATT Adshel Building (UK) for the final alignment selection. The preferred models and auralizations. An acoustic report was submitted to option was an alignment through the nearby Chelsea and Kensington Council regarding State Forest affecting the least number of AMP, 50 Bridge St, Sydney the acoustic impacts of the new Adshel residences and other “noise sensitive” areas. Acoustic advice for sound insulation and office building on the surrounding The route also had the least number of building services noise control for the fit- community. Issues raised included residences directly adjacent to the alignment. out of thirty floors of the AMP office mechanical services noise, increased local Key issues were identification of critical receiver building. traffic flow and the assessment of the locations and construction noise impacts. proposed facade design, which was MLC Campus, North Sydney conducive to wind induced noise. Vibration Projects Building acoustic design for the award Ongoing advice was provided for the Construction Vibration Management Plans winning office fit-out at North Sydney. design of plant rooms, façade insulation for Walsh Bay Developments requirements and internal surface finishes Development of construction vibration Arup Integrated Campus (UK) to the office space. management plans for various developments of Mechanical services design and building Investigation into absorptive treatments in the Walsh Bay site in New South Wales. Key acoustic design of the new integrated Arup the road corridor (UK) issues included identification of construction office building in conjunction with Arup An investigation for the Highways Agency activities on site and the potential impact to Associates in London. was carried out using CATT computer nearby residences. The final management modelling techniques to determine the plans included general procedures to be effectiveness of various absorptive followed during general construction, vibration Environmental Projects treatments in the road corridor including surveys and monitoring to be carried out and tunnel portals, retaining walls, bridge vibration criteria to ensure human comfort and UWS Campbelltown Feasibility Study parapets, bridge soffits and organic ground prevention of building damage. Chris was Carried out an acoustic feasibility study surfaces. A conference paper was responsible for all aspects of the into the development of land own by the presented at ISMA2002 in Belgium project.Vibration Projects University of Western Sydney for various regarding the research. land uses including commercial, residential Effects of train vibration at the London and recreational. The noise impact of Transportation Noise Projects International Futures Exchange (LIFFE) South Western Freeway to the west and Investigation of train vibration on sensitive trains on the Southern Railway to the east Upgrade of the Pacific Highway at computer equipment at LIFFE. An assessment was evaluated. Karuah of vibration levels likely to effect sensitive Acoustic design manager for the noise and equipment was carried out and appropriate Penrith Lakes Redevelopment vibration aspects of the study, investigating criteria established to avoid damage to the Sun A desktop acoustic study was carried out the impact of construction noise and Electronic Trading System was determined. A into the expected noise impact on the vibration and expected road traffic noise comprehensive vibration survey was carried out redevelopment of the Penrith Lakes area from an upgrade of the Pacific Highway to to determine the likely vibration impact on the for residential and commercial use. bypass the township of Karuah in New computer system. South Wales. Dr. Chris Field Principal Acoustic Consultant Brown Shipley Video Conference Room Arq Nightclub, Sydney (VCR) (UK) Provided advice to control noise break-out Comprehensive noise and vibration survey from the night club to nearby residences. in the proposed VCR of Brown Shipley Financial Advisors with chiller plant room Enmore Hotel, Enmore located directly underneath. Methods for Provided advice to control noise breakout vibration isolation and sound insulation through ventilation ducts to nearby were given. residences. Queensway Underground Lift Vibration Sydney Labor Club, Surry Hills (UK) Provided advice to control sound Carried out simultaneous noise and transmission from the nightclub to adjacent vibration measurements in three guest residences. rooms of Stakis Hotel above Queensway Underground Station with simulated construction noise being carried out. An assessment was carried out indicating the feasibility of carrying out refurbishment of underground lifts with guests occupying the hotel. Hotels and Bars Bondi Junction Hotel (The Eastern) Currently carrying out the acoustic design of the hotel refurbishment with SJB Architects including the specification of surface finishes to control reverberance, and the control of noise break-out to nearby residences. Aussie Rules Club, Sydney Carried out acoustic design for DA for the refurbishment of all four levels of the Aussie Rules Club in Kings Cross. Dolphin Hotel, Surry Hills Carried out acoustic design for DA for the refurbishment of the Dolphin Hotel in Surry Hills. Cock and Bull Hotel, Bondi Junction Carried out the detailed design of the hotel to control noise breakout to nearby residences. Ivanhoe Hotel, Manly Provided advice for the room acoustic fit- out of the night club in the Ivanhoe Hotel.