Environmental noise experts, for an increasingly noisy world.

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All projects generate noise emissions. Some are barely audible beyond a few metres, while others can be heard at several hundred metres.

Our dedicated Acoustics team assesses noise emissions from quarries, industrial installations, renewable energy projects and waste management facilities. If it makes noise, the team can assess it. We carry out assessments early in the development process to inform the design team, and at the environmental impact assessment stage as part of the planning application process. Once a development becomes operational, we undertake surveys to meet relevant limits.

Experts in this field

Key contacts for Acoustics

  • Damian Brosnan

    Damian Brosnan

    Project Director, Acoustics


  • Sinead Fagan

    Sinead Fagan

    Acoustics Consultant



ACOUSTICS Key Services

Comprehensive acoustics services for effective project outcomes.

Impact assessment

We assess noise impacts for industrial, commercial, residential and renewable energy projects, for inclusion in Environmental Impact Assessment Reports (EIARs) and planning reports.

Noise Management Plans (NMP)

Noise Management Plans (NMPs) are increasingly sought by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for licensed facilities. MKO prepares and reviews NMPs for several such facilities.

Compliance surveys

We carry out compliance monitoring programmes to ISO1996 and other relevant standards at a wide variety of facilities, as required by EPA licences and planning conditions.  

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) licensing

Most Industrial Emissions Licensing (IED), Integrated Pollution Prevention Control (IPPC) and waste licence applications require an assessment of noise emissions, and most issued licences require regular compliance monitoring.

Planning applications

A local authority may request that a noise assessment be undertaken, either before submission or through a request for further information. Our Acoustics team is highly experienced in this area.

Case Study

Selected projects

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    Atlantic Technological University – Reconfiguration of ATU’s Room 509′ Lecture Theatre

    Our Project Management team is providing project management services to ATU’s Galway City Campus for the conversion of the former ‘Room 509’ tiered lecture theatre.

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    Atlantic Technological University (ATU) – Science labs

    Our Project Management team provided project management services to ATU to construct six new science labs at the Galway City Campus to accommodate ATU’s growing School of Science.

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    Barr an Uisce, Ballybane More Road, Galway

    MKO provided a comprehensive project management service from project inception through handover and beyond for the Barr An Uisce housing development.

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    Hardiman Hotel

    Our Project Management team provided complete management service for the refurbishment of The Hardiman Hotel throughout all stages of the project’s lifecycle.

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Contact us

We’ll support your project at every step, with our expert team providing customised solutions.

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