Daylight Factor Plot

We conduct consultancy across all our areas of expertise, ranging from strategic work shaping company policy, procurement and specification to detailed advice on the thermal, daylighting and acoustics of a specific building design.  This picture is a daylight factor plot for a proposed retail building

Consultancy

We have a track record in providing high quality, professional, consultancy services in all of our main areas of expertise.  Please contact a member of staff to discuss your requirements.

Previous clients have included:

  • Architectural practices
  • Builders and developers
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Transport operators
  • Educational establishments
  • Community groups

Project size and scope can range from a day or two of specific design advice for a new building to research projects extending over several months.  We operate through the consultancy arm of the university, who handle contractual arrangements, invoicing, public liability and professional indemnity cover.

Design advice for buildings dominates our consultancy output.  Specific capabilities include:

  • Thermal modelling of buildings using the IES Virtual Environment software
  • Daylight and lighting modelling using Radiance software
  • Monitoring of buildings using multi-channel Datataker and Gigalog and single channel Lascar and Dallas iButton dataloggers and an extensive range of sensors to monitor electrical consumption (current clamps), temperature, humidity, light levels, digital and analogue state in control circuits and optical monitoring of mechanical meters and indicator lamps
  • Acoustic design using CATT Acoustic ray tracing and INSUL sound insulation prediction software
  • Acoustic surveys using Class I measurement equipment from Brüel & Kjær, Norsonic, Gras and  ACSoft
  • Thermal imaging using high resolution cameras from FlukeTesto and Flir
  • Electromagnetic and magnetic field surveys
  • GIS mapping using MapInfo Professional software
  • Air quality modelling using ADMS Roads software
  • Programming of computer models and data analysis in Matlab, R, Visual Basic, Visual C++, Microsoft Access and Microsoft Excel
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