Acoustic Engineering Services


Jeremy Trevathan Jeremy Trevathan, Managing Director of Acoustic Engineering Services, has a strong background in practical and theoretical building acoustics. In 2004 Jeremy completed a doctorate at the University of Canterbury in association with Winstone Wallboards relating to the transmission of sound through light framed walls. Based on this work the Gib Rondo Quiet Stud was subsequently brought to market by Winstone Wallboards. International recognition was received for this work through publication in top tier journals. Jeremy has also undertaken extensive work for BRANZ and the Department of Building and Housing relating to the acoustic requirements of the current New Zealand Building Code (NZBC), and the proposed revisions to Clause G06 of the NZBC. Dr Jeremy Trevathan CV
Tracy HillikerTracy Hilliker Senior Engineer Tracy Hilliker holds a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Mechanical Engineering, graduating from Canterbury University in 2001. Tracy has experience in building services noise design and assessment and, as a member of the Acoustical Society of New Zealand, has been an active participant in the development of the profession in New Zealand. Since joining AES in 2007 Tracy has gained experience in environmental noise assessment and monitoring, and continued to develop her skills in building services noise and building acoustics. Tracy is also the Acoustic Society of New Zealand’s representative on the Australian Standards Committee EV-010 Acoustic Community Noise. Tracy Hilliker CV
ClareClare Dykes Clare joined AES in June 2012, after graduating from Victoria University of Wellington with a Masters of Building Science. The focus of her studies was users’ perceptions of buildings, and she applies her knowledge of building performance design, acoustic principles, and the effect acoustics can have on the occupants of a building to all her projects. During her time at AES she has gained experience in environmental assessment and monitoring, Resource Management process, fundamental vibration and building services acoustics. Clare Dykes CV
WilliamWilliam Reeve A graduate of the University of Auckland, William holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with Honours, bringing knowledge of computational modelling and an understanding of fundamental vibration and acoustic principles. Since joining the AES team in January 2012, William has expanded his knowledge in these areas and successfully contributed to a wide range of projects including the acoustic design of commercial  and office buildings, function venues, hospitality spaces, and mechanical plant systems. William Reeve CV
GeorgeGeorge van Hout George van Hout joined AES in June 2014, having graduated from Victoria University of Wellington with a Bachelor of Building Science, bringing a knowledge of internal comfort of building users, and 3-dimensional computational internal building modelling. Since joining AES, George has expanded his knowledge of internal and external noise prediction, assessment of building’s acoustic performance, and acoustical properties of mechanical plant. George van Hout CV