Articles

22nd October, 2020

Hidden trends in air quality revealed from COVID-19 lockdown

Hydrock Air Quality Engineer Mark Nichols is the co-author of new research revealing that the significant reduction in vehicle movement due to COVID-19 lockdown hasn’t completely led to an overall improvement in air quality.

23rd September, 2020

Helping to end the sound ‘fight’ between developers and nightlife

We recently helped a keen developer and a longstanding nightclub find a ground-breaking solution to a potentially noisy standstill. Our Bristol-based Principal Acoustic Engineer, explains how.

7th September, 2020

Decarbonising our energy supply: it’s ‘when’ as much as ‘what’

Henry Easterbrook argues that exploring the peak times of energy use iskey to decarbonising our energy supply, and mass adoption of technologies will help to spread the load.

6th July, 2020

Digital Waste: a 21st-century ballad

Hydrock's Divisional Director of Acoustics, Ric Hampton, investigates the real environmental cost of our collective digital love affair with snapping, clicking and streaming...

24th June, 2020

Designing for structural fire protection in a post-Grenfell world

Dr Rui Sun, one of Hydrock’s leading fire safety experts, explores the ongoing impact the Grenfell Tower tragedy will have on fire safety engineering.

26th May, 2020

Work space beyond Covid-19 – from B&B to luxury hotel?

Eva Mills, Director at Hydrock, and Yasmin Al-Ani Spence, Director at WilkinsonEyre Architects – two senior women working in technical roles within the built environment – explore how we can use the unexpected time the COVID-19 outbreak ...

12th May, 2020

How to ensure your smart energy battery storage system is fire safe

Dr Rui Sun explores how to keep your building safe without compromising the benefits of lithium-ion battery storage, one of the most exciting new and innovative energy options.

27th April, 2020

The impact of furloughing your building during COVID-19 lockdown

Keeping building systems running as normal is costing businesses money and causing unnecessary emissions, at a time when savings should be paramount. We can help you shut your building down, safely, for as long as it's not needed.

22nd April, 2020

Overcoming lockdown traffic challenges to deliver transport assessments

Our transport planning director, James McKechnie looks at how we can keep clients’ Transport Assessments moving forward in the current climate and asks if this sheds light on changes for the long-term.

22nd April, 2020

Biomimicry: how engineers can use nature to reduce a building's carbon footprint

Building Performance Engineer Jack Tasman explores how we can incorporate low carbon solutions from across nature into our building designs.

2nd April, 2020

What can Hydrock’s Land Quality and Geotechnical teams do for you during the Covid-19 pandemic?

When it comes to site investigation and geotechnical design work, there are a number of desk-based, or with due care, site-based activities that can still take place. Find out how our Land Quality team can help you.

26th March, 2020

What do you do when the world sounds different?

With huge swathes of the population working remotely, how do we conduct noise surveys, and what’s the impact from the data gathered from receptors in recent days? Lewis Stonehouse offers an alternative way forward.