| CORPORATE PROFILE
Noise Measurement Services was established in 1999 in Brisbane with the specific aim of providing a specialised service in matters dealing with noise. There was a strong awareness of an increasing number of issues relating to along with the strict legislation introduced in Queensland.
Noise Measurement Services provides environmental consultancy
services for projects involving the assessment of air, noise,
vibration and water quality. Our specialist area is in the assessment, management and prediction of environmental noise. Noise Measurement Services provides a full range of expertise to -
- Assess a situation through monitoring and observation.
- Predict future effect through calculation and professional
- Advise on practical noise management or mitigation issues.
Projects completed by NMS include residential development
affected by road, rail and aircraft noise; industrial noise
control; construction sites; quarries and mining; liquor licensing
reports; presentation as an expert witness; assessment of
intrusive noise (noise that disturbs or annoys); and environmental
noise management plans. We have long-standing associations
with acoustical engineers and blasting and vibration specialists
in order to provide practical comprehensive advice.
Noise Measurement Services is an expanding business which will remain highly specialised in the area of assessment and prediction of noise.
With a well qualified team of people Noise Measurement Services is confident of providing a smart efficient professional service at a reasonable cost to all clients.
DR ROBERT THORNE (Bob) PhD
PhD in Health Science (Low amplitude intrusive noise)
Royal Society for the Promotion of Health Diploma in Health Engineering
Australian Acoustical Society
The Institute of Acoustics (UK)
Environmental Health Research Associate in the Institute of Food, Nutrition and Human Health at Massey University, New Zealand.
Director of Planning and Regulatory Services for a New Zealand local government. Principal Environmental Officer for the Department of Environment and Heritage, Queensland, Australia.
Environmental noise consultant to the Ministry of Health, New Zealand.
Bob has extensive knowledge and expertise in environmental policy development, developing environmental management systems and land use planning. He also has considerable experience in the fields of environmental ethics and community consultation and is an expert witness in court in the field of psychoacoustics.
Bob holds a PhD from Massey University New Zealand in health science. His research work involved using advanced specialized technology for intrusive noise assessment and noise monitoring systems with simplified data analysis and information retrieval protocols. A specific application is personalized sound reinforcement for hearing assistive devices.
MAX THORNE (LLB)
Max is the Chief Executive Officer of Noise Measurement Services Pty Ltd.
He is a qualified barrister and solicitor and has had responsibility for managing a large number or proceedings, including negotiated settlements, researching and advising on civil procedure, preparing briefs for Counsel, conducting complex procedural matters at District and high Court Level in New Zealand. He has also specialized in Civil Litigation including contractual disputes, building and construction. In England he worked as Financial Controller to a group of companies directed by Harvey Goldsmith CBE, Concert Promoter.
Max has represented the National Environmental Noise Service (advisor to the Ministry of Health, New Zealand) at the World Health Organisation Expert Task Force Meeting on Guidelines for Community Noise.
JOSHUA DYER (B. Env Tech)
Josh specialises in environmental acoustics, noise modeling and occupational noise assessments. He is primarily involved with field and survey work, rental equipment and technical development such as remote telemetry systems.
Noise Measurement Services has close working relationships with acoustic engineering, blasting & vibration, and production supply companies. (Incorporation of other services may be provided)