Consultant in Acoustics and Noise Control

Date and Place of Birth

21 May 1946, Whalton, Northumberland, England

Professional Qualifications

Fellow of the Institute of Acoustics (founder member and 1st Hon. Treasurer)

Past Director of International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration (founder member and Chair of Membership Committee)

Past President of Association of Noise Consultants (founder member and Honorary Member)

Member of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA

Member of the Acoustical Society of America



Employment History

1993 - present Director, Rupert Taylor Ltd

1968 - present Consultant in Acoustics, Noice and Vibration

1979 - 1981 Director, Rupert Taylor and Partners Ltd

1964-1968 Acoustical Engineer, Burgess Products Company Ltd

1963-1964 The British Tubular Manufacturing Company Ltd

1962-1963 J.L. Morison Son and Jones Ltd

Awards etc

1972 Churchill Fellow

2000 British Construction Industry Special Award for the pursuit of architectural and engineering excellence in public transport – Jubilee Line Extension Project

2013 Outstanding Contribution Award, Association of Noise Consultants

2016 The Institute of Acoustics Rayleigh Medal for outstanding contributions to acoustics

Principal Publications

Noise, Penguin Books, London 1970, 1975 & 1979 .

Noise Control Data, Rupert Taylor and Partners Ltd, London 1976

Measurement and Assessment of Groundborne Noise and Vibration, Association of Noise Consultants 2001 (with Pollard J., Brodowski, T, Evans P, Greer R., Malam D., and Williams P.)

Handbook of Noise and Vibration Control, Trade & Technical Press Ltd, London, 1979 (Contributor)

Mechanical vibration - Prediction of groundborne vibration arising from rail systems in tunnels - Part 1:General guidelines" ISO/CD 14837-1 and Part 32: Measurement of dynamic properties of the ground " ISO/TS 14837-32 (jointly with WG8 working group)

Memberships of committees etc

International Organization for Standardization, TC 108/SC 2/WG8

Institute of Acoustics, Council member and Honorary Treasurer 1971-1974

Assn of Noise Consultants, Hon Treasurer 1970-1974, Chairman 2003-2005, President, 2006-2008

Association of Noise Consultants working group on BS 6472, Chairman

Noise Advisory Council, member, 1970-1980, Deputy Chairman, Working Group on Noise as a Hazard to Health, Chairman, Working Group on Noise Monitoring

Member of Defra project Board for "Research into the human response to vibration in residential environments" 2004-2011.

Director, International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration, 2007-2011, 2012-2016.

Chair, Membership Committee, International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration, 2010-

Member, International Scientific Committee, 21st International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV), Beijing, China 2015., 23rd ICSV, Athens, Greece, 2016 and 24rd ICSV London, 2017.

Reviewer, Applied Acoustics

Principal professional experience - expert witness

SONI Tyrone-Cavan Interconnector Public Inquiry.

Transport for London in Silvertown Tunnel Public Inquiry.

Parliamentary Select Committees on the High Speed Rail Bill.

Heathrow Airport works to enable full runway alternation on easterlery operation.

London Borough of Newham in London City Airport Public Inquiry

Transport for London in Bank Station Capacity Upgrade Public Inquiry.

Transport for London in Northern Line Extension Public Inquiry.

Transport for London in Victoria Station Upgrade Public Inquiry.

Parliamentary Select Committees on the Crossrail Bill.

Transport for London in Camden Town Station Public Inquiry.

Arbitration proceedings in the International Chamber of Commerce, Singapore on behalf of Marubeni Corporation, Japan, in relation to Eiffage -v- Marubeni in the matter of Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Access MRT System Project

Noise and vibration consultant to the promoters of the following projects:

Associated British Ports, Dibden Terminal and Quay 2005, Hull

Croydon Tramlink

Dublin Metro North

Docklands Light Railway, Bank, Beckton and Lewisham Extensions

Edinburgh Tram

Environment Agency, Maidenhead, Windsor and Eton Flood Alleviation Scheme

Land Transport Authority, Singapore, Circle Line, Phase 1

London Underground Limited, Jubilee Line Extension

Network Rail Infrastructure plc, Thameslink 2000

Rugby Cement, Dean Valley, Rochester and Kensworth Quarry

Union Railways Ltd, Channel Tunnel Rail Link

Independent Verifier the following project:

Parramatta Rail Link, Sydney

Acoustics, noise and vibration designer of the following projects:

Malmö Citytunnel, Kowloon-Canton Railway - West Rail project, Hong Kong, Copenhagen Metro, Heathrow Express, CrossRail, Channel Tunnel, Docklands Light Railway, Beckton Extension, A20 and M20 bridges, Folkestone Channel Tunnel Terminal, Tsing Ma bridge, Lantau Fixed Crossing, Hong Kong, East Coast Main Line Mark IV coaching stock

Noise and vibration consultant to the planning authority for the following projects:

London City Airport, Birmingham Airport, East Midlands Airport, BAe Filton

Member of environmental assessment team for:

New Nanjing Airport, China, Taipei Rapid Transit Systems, Taiwan, Seventh Plan Urban and Regional Transport - Thailand