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Cundall appoints Daniele Albanese as Head of Acoustics APAC

Asia 16 May 2022

Cundall is a global multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy committed to delivering sustainable engineering and design solutions across the built environment. To enhance Cundall's acoustics consultancy service in the Asia Pacific region, Daniele Albanese has been appointed as the Head of Acoustics, APAC. Based in the Hong Kong office, Daniele will work with Cundall’s global acoustics team and provide acoustic expertise to clients in the APAC region.

Daniel is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Acoustics, the Institute of Acoustics (UK), and the Australian Acoustical Society where he served on the NSW Division Committee. He has over 12 years of experience in acoustics consultancy, project and commercial management in APAC. Prior joining Cundall, Daniele was the Director of Operations at Wilkinson Murray (now RWDI). Some of his major projects include East Kowloon Cultural Centre in Hong Kong, Jurong Region Line in Singapore, Doha Metro in Qatar, Bangkok Red Line in Thailand, LRT3 in Malaysia, and numerous projects in Australia including Austen quarry, Visy pulp and paper, and Bega cheese just to name a few.

"Cundall’s award-winning acoustics team has significant experience in bringing innovation, experience, pragmatism, and flair to help realise clients' project aspirations," said Julian Bott, Partner and APAC Managing Director. "Using cutting-edge technology, a well-rounded acoustics design consultancy can create better environments and ensure a harmonious surrounding that complements the interior design."

The acoustics team has delivered some complex acoustics projects across the region, including the UFC Performance Institute Shanghai, Hong Kong Immigration Headquarter in Tseung Kwan O, First Sentier Investors office fit-out, Monash University, and Defence Housing Australia, etc.

Commenting on his new role, Daniele said, “I am excited to join Cundall and have always aspired to combine acoustics consultancy with innovation. By using the Virtual Acoustic Reality (VAR) system developed by Cundall, I can now easily offer real-time simulation to clients as part of the acoustics consultancy. These innovative solutions allow our team to push the boundaries of acoustics design, integrate seamlessly into multi-disciplinary projects, and bring our clients’ ambitious concepts into reality.

Cundall’s multi-disciplinary services offer flexibility and agility in response to the local market conditions which is unique to the acoustics industry. Being part of the Cundall team is an exciting opportunity where I can collaborate with other disciplines to deliver sustainable and revolutionary designs.” adds Albanese.

Andrew Parkin, Global Head of Acoustics added: “We are delighted to have Daniele joining our global team of acoustics consultants and leading the discipline in the APAC region. His outstanding leadership and commercial skills make him the perfect fit for this senior role in our team. His talent in managing and delivering intricate and challenging projects will be valuable to all of us at Cundall. l am very confident that Daniele will lead the APAC team to continue offering exceptional acoustics designs in the region.”