Group Leaders

Simon Edwards MEng, PEng Associate, Senior Acoustical Engineer

Simon is a member of our built environment division, whose acoustical work has spanned the permitting, design, construction, and post-occupancy phases of residential and commercial buildings. He has experience working on buildings with poured concrete, hollow-core, wood-frame, mass timber, and steel-deck structures, including proprietary building structures such as Hambro or iSpan. His work has comprised both base-building and tenant fit-out scopes, and both new construction and complaint-related (existing building) investigations, including acting as an expert witness in litigious disputes.

Simon is a leader at HGC in HVAC Noise Control, including the development of internal modelling resources based on continual emerging theoretical and experimental research publications. Further, he is also an expert at conducting sound transmission testing (e.g., ASTC, NIC, AIIC, and ISR), including both theoretical calculations and experimental sound transmission testing (“Kij Testing”) to specifically evaluate sound transmission flanking in accordance with ISO 12354 and ISO 10848. In this respect, Simon is a member of both the ISO and ASTM Technical Committees on Building Acoustics and a contributing member to the development of ongoing ISO and ASTM standards that govern industry-wide measurement and calculation methodologies around the world. In addition to his work in HVAC Noise Control and sound transmission calculations and testing, Simon has completed a wide variety of projects including noise and vibration feasibility studies, stationary noise studies, speech intelligibility (e.g., STIPA and AI measurements), reverberation control, and wind-induced balcony railing noise.

In addition to his role as a project engineer, Simon has also helped develop the HGC Mentorship program and has played a key role in continuing to develop the strategic initiatives of HGC. Simon is fluent in both English and French and has worked in both languages on projects across North America and Europe.

Some notable projects Simon has worked on include YW Block Line Supportive Housing Complex, Pier 27 Master-planned Community, Pinewood Film & TV Studios, and Markham Uptown Community.

Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO)

Canadian Acoustical Association (CAA)

Standards Council of Canada (SCC)

International Standards Organization (ISO) Technical Committee 43/SC 2 “Building acoustics”

American Standard Test Method (ASTM) Technical Committee E33 “Building and Environmental Acoustics”

“Building Acoustics, Noise, and Vibration – What You Should Know” Vancouver BuildEx, April 2022

“Acoustics 101: Architectural Building Design Considerations” Toronto Buildings Show, December 2021

“Acoustic & Noise Complaints In Condos” CCI North Alberta, November 2021

“Acoustics 101: Architectural Building Design Considerations for Tarkett” Tarkett International, July 2021

“What Property Managers Need to Know About Noise Complaints from Neighbouring Suites” Institute of Housing Management, May 2021

“Overview of Building Acoustics” Synergy Partners, February 2021

“Airborne Sound Transmission (STC, ASTC, NIC) & Impact Sound Transmission (IIC, AIIC, ISR)” HGC Engineering Architectural Webinar Series, June 2020

“Acoustical Considerations for Commercial / Office Fit-Out Design and Construction” Connect Resource Managers & Planners Inc, April 2019

“Acoustics 101: Architectural Building Design” Association of Architectural Technologists of Ontario (AATO), November 2018

“Contribution of Internal Wall Assemblies to Wood-Frame Floor/Ceiling ASTC” Canadian Acoustics, October 2017

“Improving ASTC Performance of As-built Wood-frame Double-shear Panel Wall Assemblies” Canadian Acoustics, October 2017

“Effect of Insufficient Adhesive on ASTC Performance in Concrete Partitions with Laminated Drywall” Canadian Acoustics, October 2017

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