17 October 2012 — Floth Sustainable Building Consultants has added specialist acoustic and fire performance engineering divisions – filling a much needed services gap in building engineering. Floth managing director R. Glenn Ralph said both acoustic and fire performance engineering services were intrinsically related to the company’s core business. “Whilst a number of companies are downsizing, careful planning has allowed us to expand in a way that broadens our reach and competitiveness within the building engineering space,” he said.

Michael Hayne leads the acoustics division while Paul Futter heads up the fire division.

Mr Ralph said acoustics was a service which applied to all projects, however historically was not considered until noise issues arise within the project. “By encouraging clients to think about the acoustic aspects of their project in the initial planning stages, it can save them time, money and potential conflict with external stakeholders,” Mr Ralph said. Floth has 90 plus employees in Sydney, Brisbane and Jakarta. Projects have included King George Central, QUT Science & Technology Precinct and the Queensland Children’s Hospital Energy Plant in Brisbane.