Team

Jeremy Trevathan

Principal Acoustic Engineer

  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with Honours – University of Canterbury (2001)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering – University of Canterbury (2005)
  • Member of the Acoustical Society of New Zealand (MASNZ)

Jeremy enjoys the challenge of working with a building design team to ensure the acoustic design contributes to a successful overall project outcome. In recent years Jeremy has been heavily involved with the Christchurch rebuild effort with important continuation projects, including the High Court and Temporary Court building complexes and Temporary Police Station; restoration projects including The Arts Centre; and new build projects including the Regional Centre of Science and Innovation Centre at the University of Canterbury.

Jeremy also has considerable experience in environmental acoustics including the preparation and presentation of evidence at Council Hearings, Environment Court and before Boards of Inquiry. These projects provide the opportunity to work closely with other engineers, along with legal and planning professionals. Jeremy has had considerable success in ensuring environmental noise emissions will be appropriately managed with recent involvement including Brookby Quarry Direct Referral to the Environment Court in Auckland, and the Northern Arterial Notice of Requirement in Christchurch.

CV: Dr Jeremy Trevathan

Email: jt@aeservices.co.nz

Tracy Hilliker

Senior Acoustic Engineer

  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with Honours – University of Canterbury (2001)
  • Member of the Acoustical Society of New Zealand (MASNZ)
  • ASNZ representative for the joint New Zealand Australia Standards Committee EV-010 Acoustics Community Noise

Tracy has a keen interest in education projects and, due in part to the appointment of AES to the Ministry of Education / University of Canterbury Professional Services Panel, has had many opportunities to contribute to outstanding acoustic environments for education in both the public and private sectors.

The outcome achieved by Tracy and the team in the ‘Collaboration Space’ within the Science and Technology Building at Rangi Ruru Girls’ School is a perfect illustration of the value good acoustic design can add, with the April 2014 Rangi News bulletin describing the revelation of the performance-quality acoustics of the space during the opening ceremony – “As guests took their seats the Kapa Haka group performed from the stairwell. The crowd revelled in the unexpected acoustics of the building and for some, thought turned to future opportunities for the building beyond the teaching and research of science”.

CV: Tracy Hilliker

Email: th@aeservices.co.nz

William Reeve

Acoustic Engineer

  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with Honours – University of Auckland (2011)
  • Member of the Acoustical Society of New Zealand (MASNZ)

William finds the wide range of projects encountered in environmental acoustics particularly interesting and his recent work includes assessments of noise from hospitality and function venues, various industrial sites, aircraft and many other sources.

He enjoys the opportunity these projects provide to learn about the internal workings of a wide range of activities, and the challenge of translating this understanding into a realistic and reasonable appraisal of the noise which may be produced.  This work requires a highly detailed and methodical approach – and the ability to pull together a large amount of data into easily understood and accessible outputs has been a key aspect in several of William’s projects.

Lately, William has also had the opportunity to watch building developments for which he has provided design advice taking shape around Christchurch including high profile mixed use development ‘The Terrace’, and the Forté Health surgical hospital.

CV: William Reeve

Email: wr@aeservices.co.nz

Clare Dykes

Acoustic Engineer

  • Bachelor of Building Science with Honours – Victoria University of Wellington (2010)
  • Masters of Building Science – Victoria University of Wellington (2012)
  • Member of the Acoustical Society of New Zealand (MASNZ)

During her time at AES Clare has had the opportunity to build on her Master’s studies regarding building user perception and the role that acoustics plays in occupant experience. With the overall aim of creating an engaging and functional acoustic environment, she has been involved with a number of new building developments including the ANZ Centre, Knox Plaza, and the Engineering and Architecture School at Ara Institute of Canterbury.

Clare has also gained experience working in a variety other areas of acoustics including construction noise, noise from building services and industrial installations, and the assessment of noise effects in a Resource Management Act context. This has allowed her to able to contribute to the rebuilding city, with involvement in a number of successful Resource Consent applications for bar and restaurant facilities returning to the Central City including Engineers Bar & Merchants, Mexicano’s, Bootleg BBQ Company and Mashina Lounge at the Christchurch Casino.

CV: Clare Dykes

Email: cd@aeservices.co.nz

George van Hout

Acoustic Engineer

  • Bachelor of Building Science – Victoria University of Wellington (2013)
  • Masters of Engineering – University of Canterbury (2016)
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM, 2013)
  • Affiliate with the Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand
  • Member of Energy Management Association of New Zealand

Holding a multi-disciplinary degree and associations with IPENZ and EMANZ, George is well placed to understand the wider picture on building design projects, and the role that acoustics plays in ensuring a project is a success. Recently he has been involved with the detailed design of a number of landmark building projects including the Regional Sciences and Innovation Centre at the University of Canterbury, Lincoln Hub Development at Lincoln University, The Crossing mixed use development and the development of the King Edwards Barracks site.

George also has recent experience with environmental noise projects involving extensive and complex computational modelling including the analysis of emergency warning siren systems in Akaroa and Wanaka, and helicopter noise at numerous locations throughout the South Island.

CV: George van Hout

Email: gvh@aeservices.co.nz

Rewa Satory

Acoustic Engineer

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) – Canterbury University (2013)

Rewa is interested in creating great acoustic environments through building design and has recently been involved with the new Sumner Library and Community Facilities project, and the Lyttelton Port Company operations and administration building.   She has also undertaken the acoustic design for several new office fit-outs in central Christchurch, and is passionate about designing efficient, acoustically effective working environments.

Rewa also has experience in construction noise management, including in relation to the development of the King Edwards Barracks site in Christchurch and excavation for a large hotel parking basement in close proximity to neighbours in Queenstown.

Rewa has a background in business which gives her a broad understanding of wider concerns of clients and what her part in creating a good acoustic environment brings to the community.  She also understands the importance of budgetary issues and constraints.

Other diverse projects Rewa has worked on include assessment of environmental noise effects of a number of new hospitality sites, pre-schools, providing assessment of potential noise effects and noise management plans.

CV: Rewa Satory

Email: rs@aeservices.co.nz

Aaron Zhao

Acoustic Engineer

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Nuclear) – Xi’an Jiaotong University (2010)
  • Masters of Engineering (Mechanical) – University of Auckland (2016)

Since joining AES in 2016 after finishing his Master of Engineering Studies (Mechanical) at the University of Auckland, Aaron has completed numerous environmental acoustics projects including the assessment of noise from traffic, rail, aircraft, commercial centres, restaurants, bars, music festivals, fire stations and many other noise sources. The analysis and control of noise from these sources fits well with his keen interest and experience in theoretical calculations and computational modelling. Through this work Aaron has gained a good understanding of the most effective and economical strategies for managing noise from a wide range of environmental sources.

Prior to commencing a career in acoustics, Aaron accumulated over 5 years’ experience in a number of roles related to the operation and maintenance of a large, complex, industrial facility, and the building services industry. His Master’s research involved the investigation of the performance of an underfloor air distribution system with a passive chilled beam in an office situation. This background means Aaron is well placed to understand and apply his skills to noise issues associated with industrial installations and mechanical plant associated with buildings.

CV: Aaron Zhao

Email: az@aeservices.co.nz

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