Nordic Sound Symposium celebrates its 50 years anniversary in 2018 as the inaugural symposium was held in 1968. The technical developments over this period has been staggering. At this year’s Symposium we will look forward focusing on the technical developments we see coming towards us in the years to come. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Nordic Sound Symposium, we aim to give you valuable input on new audio developments building your competencies for the future.
The expert group in acoustics in RIF (Advisory Engineers’ Association), has this year as last year handed out the award for the year’s best master’s thesis in acoustics.
The prize of 10,000 NOK was awarded to Paula Cruz Gonzalez for her task of comparing measurements and calculations of sound propagation.
“We congratulate Paula with a well-deserved prize and hope that more NTNU students get their eyes on acoustics,” says Brekke & Strand’s own Tore Moen, who is the head of the RIF Expert Group.
Picture and article on bygg.no.
When the new museum is completed on Bygdøy, the ships will be moved and preparations for this are under way.
New support structures for the ships will also be installed when they are in a new museum. As part of the preparations, load cells are now installed under all supports and arrangements on the Oseberg ship. One will then get the exact weight of the ship and weight distribution.
Load cells are mounted under today’s support and then the ship and today’s supporters lifted a little to accommodate. The first step is to see how the Oseberg ship relies on being lifted up a bit. 4 supports were lifted 2 – 3 mm while it was carefully recorded how the ship responded to this. The first step in the weighing process is done. The ship will be on load cells for at least one year, and it will be monitored how the load depends on moisture and temperature. Meanwhile, deformations of the polls and other critical places are measured.
Brekke & Strand Akustikk AS and AB have chosen to donate money for charitable purposes this year, rather than giving Christmas gifts to their employees.
All our colleagues suggested an organization they wanted to support and this year the choice fell on the Children’s Cancer Association (Barnekreftforeningen) and the Children’s Cancer Foundation (Barncancerfonden) in Norway and Sweden.
Hopefully we will make this a tradition in the coming years.
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Brekke & Strand Akustikk AS has achieved this certification this year.
The GPTW certification is a confirmation that what we in Brekke & Strand believe in and work for, works. Brekke & Strand is ‘Great Place to Work’ for almost 70 competent and committed employees.
The European Acoustic Organization EEA publishes a magazine called “Acoustics in Practice”.
In the last issue, an article by our own Sigmund Olafsen (and others) has been published. The article deals with the tram measurements we have done for Oslo Sporveier.
Atle Stensland and Tore Killengreen are co-authors.
The whole article can be read here: Acoustics in Practice – october 2017
Brekke & Strand expands its business and opens a new office in Bergen with currently 3 experienced acoustic consultants: Frode Eikeland, Ketil Olset and Espen Hatlevik.
The office is at Minde; Glasshuset on Conrad Mohrs veg 23.
We welcome Frode, Ketil and Espen to Brekke & Strand and look forward to explore the Bergen region.
Brekke & Strand Akustikk AS has been involved as acoustic consultants for both the winner of Building of the year and Timber construction of the year 2016. We are proud of two great projects and congratulate all participants behind them!
Read more at bygg.no:
“The new cultural centre in Nittedal had its opening party Saturday, March 11. Acoustic design by Maria and Magne.
Not only the main hall has attracted attention: The library is a fantastic room to be in, with magnificent view towards the forest and very pleasant acoustics.
The title of the architect’s winning proposal was “Hel Ved” (Whole Wood) and the finished house has been named “Flammen” (The flame). Sounds like a campfire in other words.” -Magne Skålevik
You can get a little insight in this TV spot.
Trond Blesvik is the new office manager in Brekke & Strand Akustikk, Oslo
Trond Blesvik has worked in the company for 6 years and has in connection with the reorganization of the company taken over our Oslo department.
Trond manage our biggest department: 35 experts in acoustics are employed at the Oslo office. We have much to do, says Trond, and we will therefore take this opportunity to encourage acousticians, recent graduates and more experienced, to apply. We have adverts up on our website, LinkedIn and on finn.no. Would you like to join us? Are you passionate about acoustics and want to be involved in spreading the good message: A good sound environment for everyone, then feel free to apply, says Trond Blesvik.
CEO, Ingjerd Aaraas states that Brekke & Strand has undergone a major reorganization, with a clear division structure reflected in our largest offices: Oslo, Gothenburg and Trondheim.
We are investing with an employee in the Østfold region. Our Anders Isebakke is sharing an office with Griff Architecture in Fredrikstad.
We believe to be well prepared for a new year and look forward to all the assignments and the challenges that our customers have for us!