From our geographically central location, Soundscape Engineering LLC's acoustical consultants and noise and vibration control engineers serve clients located throughout North America - in Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Ann Arbor, and Petoskey, Michigan; Milwaukee and Madison Wisconsin; Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, South Bend, and Northwest Indiana; Los Angeles, California; Vancouver, British Columbia; Dayton and Cincinnati Ohio, Winnipeg Manitoba; Saskatoon and Regina Saskatchewan; and elsewhere. Our engineers consult on issues of room acoustics, sound isolation, speech privacy, HVAC noise control, building vibration, and exterior noise impact. They also provide acoustic and vibration measurement services.

Soundscape Engineering LLC is an engineering consulting firm specializing in acoustics, noise, and vibration control. We serve clients in Illinois from our office in Chicago. Firm partners, Nathan Sevener and Mandy Kachur, are involved with every project, ensuring that clients receive responsive service, attention to detail, and practical recommendations. Mr. Sevener is a State of Illinois licensed engineer, a LEED Accredited Professional, and one of only a handful of Board Certified Members of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering working in Illinois. He and Ms. Kachur have consulted on projects located throughout North America. Mr. Sevener can be contacted by phone or by sending an email to the inquiries address, below.

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Most Recent News & Editorials

    • Mandy Kachur has been selected as an associate editor of the prestigious internationally recognized Noise Control Engineering Journal, a publication by the Institute of Noise Control Engineering.   As the Associate Editor of Book Reviews, Mandy's responsibility will be to locate candidate publications on noise control engineering, coordinate volunteers to assess the books and provide a written review, and edit the reviews for the Journal.  She will be working for the Managing Editor, James Thompson, and is taking over the position from Richard Peppin.  More information on the Journal can be found here.  

    • by Mandy Kachur

       

      Erin Dugan and Mandy Kachur organized and led a special conference session at the Institute of Noise Control Engineering’s 2017 national conference, Noise-Con, which took place in Grand Rapids, Michigan in June.  This unique session enabled vendors to present information about their products to a technically focused audience with the responsibility of specifying products or purchasing instrumentation.  The session was well received and a similar session is planned for the 2018 international noise control conference, Inter-Noise, in Chicago.  More information about the conferences can be found here.  

    • by Nathan Sevener

       

      ‘Floating floors’ are often recommended by acoustical consultants when there is a need to isolate adjacent spaces within the building from impact generated noise – for example, when a fitness center is located in a mixed-use building – and when noise and vibration generating equipment must be located on an upper floor over noise sensitive spaces.  These floating floors consist of resilient pads laid down in a grid over the structural floor and layers of plywood or other lightweight boards placed on top of these pads.  When the floating floor must support a greater load or provide better airborne sound isolation,