RBA were appointed as acoustic consultants by the architect to assist with the design of a new highly specialised training centre.
The training of a USAR team includes concrete cutting, shoring of collapsed buildings and searching through rubble. As imagined, these activities generate very high noise levels and the acoustic brief was to provide a facility which allowed the USAR teams to train without restriction, whilst not disturbing nearby residents.
The facility was opened in 2010 by the Chairman of the Kent & Medway Fire & Rescue Authority. RBA are extremely proud to have been given the opportunity to work with the extraordinary members of the USAR team on this project.