Articles

14th April, 2021

Communications in the operating theatre: a muffled noise--a rumbling sound!

Acoustic engineer, Suzy Everett discusses her work with Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust exploring noise in operating theatres and the impact PPE is having on communication.

17th March, 2021

Seeing Buildings as a Living Being: Building Physics

Our building physicist, Annie Marston, shares her thoughts on optimisation, covering building controls, flexibility of usage and the drive for carbon reductions in the built environment.

24th February, 2021

Strength in difference at the heart of 'placekeeping'

As part of a series discussing the changing nature of places and communities in the North West, Director of Building Performance Engineering Dilon Hilton looks at the greater need for more local provision and fit-for-purpose buildings.

11th February, 2021

Read Brian McConnell's comment piece in Building

Hydrock CEO, Brian McConnell featured in Building discussing how Post-Brexit UK engineering must make its mark on the global stage.

8th February, 2021

Sliding doors and changing transport behaviours

As part of a series discussing the changing nature of places and communities in the North West, Hydrock Graduate Transport Planner Sophie Gittins examines our changing behaviours in a post pandemic city.

27th January, 2021

New Orders: Manchester's Fight for the Night

As part of a series discussing the changing nature of places and communities in the North West, Hydrock Associate Acoustics Engineer, Lewis Stonehouse examines Manchester's night time economy.

14th January, 2021

Industry brings prosperity in Bolton

As part of a series discussing the changing nature of places and communities in the North West, Hydrock Regional Director Danny Hope goes back to the future.

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.