Consultant in Acoustics and Noise Control
Consultant in Acoustics and Noise Control
21 May 1946, Whalton, Northumberland, England
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
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
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
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)
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
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
Dublin Metro North
Docklands Light Railway, Bank, Beckton and Lewisham Extensions
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