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The Octave Acoustics team has a depth of experience with infrastructure work having demonstrated competence in all key areas ranging from hands-on fieldwork and analysis through to project control, design coordination and presentation to panels.
Octave Acoustics is a consultancy specialising in acoustics, noise and vibration. The company was founded in 2016 and operates from offices in Sydney and Melbourne. Octave Acoustics is a member of the peak body for acoustic consultants, the Association of Australasian Acoustical Consultants (AAAC).
We have a passion for delivering innovative and pragmatic solutions whilst drawing on the depth of our comprehensive expertise and specialist experience within the industry.
Octave Acoustics provides advice that is practical and consistent with your language and needs. We understand the complexity of project documentation and competing requirements and have invested significant time into following up the outcomes of our designs on previous projects. This investment allows us to provide balanced advice and services that are cost effective and buildable.
(Photo: a view inside one of the many office fit-out projects that Octave Acoustics is currently working on.)
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101 Moray incorporates seven levels of office and retail space with high end business and lifestyle amenities throughout. Tenant well-being was at the forefront of the planning and design strategy and this is reflective throughout every level. Octave Acoustics was engaged to provide comprehensive acoustic consultancy to the town planning, documentation and construction stages of this project.
15 - 85 Gladstone Street, South Melbourne
Octave Acoustics is excited to be providing acoustic consultancy to Greystar's South Yarra project. The project will deliver two towers atop a common podium and house approximately 625 build-to-rent apartments. Greystar has a focus on delivering exceptional lifestyle experiences for its residents. The project includes vibrant and innovative common amenities and facilities.
Bowden Brae Stage 2, Normanhust
Octave Acoustics delivered construction certificate and construction stage acoustic consultancy to Stage 2 at Uniting Bowden Brae for Taylor Construction. The project delivered 101 apartments over three buildings. We worked closely with Taylor Constructions to ensure that Uniting's exacting acoustic requirements were satisfied.
St. Peter’s College - Stage 6B
Octave Acoustics worked closely with Hayball Architects in the design and delivery of the acoustic design for St. Peter’s College new performing arts centre. This exciting project included the delivery of a 450 seat theatre. Octave Acoustics modelled and finessed the room acoustics of the auditorium using EASE 3-D modelling software. Adjustments to both the room geometry and surface finishes were made to optimise the acoustic characteristics of the space to satisfy the School’s exacting requirements. Results of testing demonstrated that as-built performance was consistent with modelling and design expectations.
Hotel & Serviced Apartments
Oakwood, Southbank in Melbourne is a 40-story luxe hotel. Octave Acoustics was engaged to provide comprehensive acoustic consultancy services to all stages of the project. A particular point of interest in our design is the floating acoustic slab installed throughout level 39. This slab protects guest rooms below from significant floor impact and airborne noise generated by the bar and restaurant above.
Wine Machine Music Festival
Octave Acoustics is engaged by Rochford Wines to provide music noise monitoring for its regular live music events in the Yarra Valley. The task involves remote noise monitoring at surrounding noise sensitive receivers whilst accounting for variation in noise propagation associated with atmospheric conditions.
Melbourne Metro Early Works
The $10.9 billion Metro Tunnel will deliver twin nine-kilometre tunnels and five new underground stations at Arden, Parkville, CBD North, CBD South and Domain, creating a new dedicated pathway through the city for two of Melbourne’s busiest rail lines. Octave Acoustics was engaged by John Holland as independent peer noise reviewer for the Metro Tunnel Early Works, the first package of works.
Mixed Use Development
The Malt District
Octave Acoustics has been engaged by Caydon Property to deliver acoustic consultancy to this complex project. Our scope for the site has included town planning assessments and reports, provision of expert evidence, development of design documentation, construction stage services and post construction verification testing.
Hotel & Serviced Apartments
Hyatt Centric Melbourne
Octave Acoustics was engaged by Little Projects and Hickory to provide comprehensive acoustic consultancy to the documentation and construction of the new Hyatt Centric Hotel in the CBD of Melbourne. The project involved the delivery of 277 guestrooms, ball rooms, an indoor pool, gym, spa and other guest amenities over 25 levels.