Jessica works in all areas of acoustical design of buildings, largely focusing in the high-rise residential industry. A particular specialty is in addressing concerns from condominium property managers, including evaluations and investigations of audible noise issues from mechanical and electrical services such as chillers, pumps, and transformers; and specialty services such as elevators, garage doors, and garbage compaction equipment. She is also often called upon to test airborne sound transmission and impact noise transmission between suites.
Jessica’s experience over more than a decade has also focussed on the design and development of noise control features for new multi-family residential buildings to minimize the risk of noise transmission to sensitive spaces within the building. This includes recommending acoustical treatments for wall, floor, and ceiling assemblies for suites, mechanical/electrical rooms, and amenity spaces, and specifying vibration isolation for major base-building mechanical, electrical and specialty equipment. Her involvement in this process typically spans through the project’s design phase into construction, including conducting site inspections and testing.
Jessica’s responsibilities also include noise and vibration studies of road and rail impact on proposed developments, assessments of potential vibration impacts due to construction, and addressing noise transmission within and between commercial spaces.
- Areas of Acoustical Expertise
- Professional Accreditations & Committees
- Select Publications & Presentations
Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Canadian Acoustical Association (CAA)
Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE)
“Considerations for Acoustical Privacy within Commercial Tenant Space Fit-Outs” Canadian Acoustics, September, 2015.
“STC Ratings of Drywall Partitions With and Without Structural Sheathing”, Canadian Acoustics, September, 2015.
“Acoustical Characteristics in Restaurants and Food Courts / Large Dining Areas with Varying Levels of Occupancy” Canadian Acoustics, September, 2015.