Mark IrishSenior Consultant

Senior Consultant

BEng, MDesSc, MIOA

Graduated with a Bachelor degree in Engineering (1994) and a Master of Design Science (Acoustics) (2002) from Sydney University. During his Masters degree course he completed subjects in architectural acoustics at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in Copenhagen.

Mark joined RMP as a senior consultant in 2008 and has more than 17 years of experience in the field of acoustic consultancy.

Project experience

Mark has extensive consultancy experience in major building acoustics, industrial and infrastructure projects across many sectors.

Design project management

Mark has managed acoustic aspects of the planning, design development, documentation, construction and commissioning of many residential, commercial and industrial building developments in the UK and Australia and has a good understanding of the relationship between the various design disciplines and required building standards and controls.  He brings experience in the design of acoustical spaces inside buildings, the effects of airborne and structure-borne noise propagation and its impacts on surrounding sensitive receivers.

Mark has worked as senior acoustic consultant on a diverse range of projects, including numerous residential & hotel developments, education and healthcare, commercial and industrial developments and infrastructure (road and rail projects).

Environmental Impact Assessment – Noise & Vibration

Mark regularly undertakes noise impact assessments in accordance with Planning Advice Note 1/2011 (for Scotland) and Planning Policy Guidance 24 (England & Wales) including transportation Road, Rail and Aircraft), leisure, commercial and IPPC industrial noise assessment.

Sound Insulation Testing

Mark undertakes sound testing for numerous Scottish new build and refurbishment projects in accordance with ISO 140 and the requirements of Section 5 of the Technical Handbook for the Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004. Mark is a registered ANC tester involved in sound testing in England and Wales in accordance with Approved Document E, the Building Regulations 2000.

Current positions

  • Senior Acoustic Consultant, Robin Mackenzie Partnership, Edinburgh Napier University
  • ANC Part E and Section 5 Registration Scheme Registered Sound Insulation Tester
  • Member of Institute of Acoustics (IOA)
  • Member of Australian Acoustical Society (AAS)



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