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Julie McDonagh appointed Senior Principal

When people think about acoustic engineering it often conjures up images of eggshell foam in recording studios, manicured ceilings in opera theatres and amphitheatres designed to project sound onto waiting audiences. They also think of noise control, manipulating sound to give an immersive and unforgettable experience.

Although they are not wrong in thinking about its application in this way, it’s a much more diverse discipline which holistically looks at the impact of noise and vibration from different sources on infrastructure and building projects – both big and small.

Newly appointed Senior Principal and Manager Acoustics Queensland, Julie McDonagh, has a passion for acoustics engineering and has 28 years’ experience implementing innovative acoustics solutions on a diverse range of projects.

“Acoustic engineering crosses all disciplines, and formulates a key part of small and large projects,” Julie said.

“My team and I have worked with nearly every business unit within Cardno, providing acoustic services to generate greater project outcomes our clients”.

Julie has acted as acoustic project manager and technical director on major transport and infrastructure projects, assessing both operational and construction noise and vibration impacts.

Julie McDonagh, Senior Principal - Acoustics

She has prepared and developed noise and impact assessments for Environmental Impact Studies and conducted Noise & Vibration Environmental Management Plans.

Noise modelling and design is also a key part of Julie’s daily operations, and she has provided these services to some of our largest and most important pieces of infrastructure and on unique but also important smaller construction projects.

As Senior Principal, Julie, who is based in Cardno’s Brisbane office, will build on her work as Principal, developing Cardno’s acoustic capability throughout metropolitan and regional Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Northern Territory and now in New Zealand.

“I am really excited about using this new position to further collaborate with other interstate teams within Cardno and implement further training programs to staff in our regional offices,” Julie said.

“This will expand our technical capability further throughout our areas of operation within Australia enabling us to provide clients from around Australia with innovative solutions to address unique and complex acoustic problems.”