Banda Logawa joined BKL in July 2017 after completing his graduate study under the supervision of the late Dr. Murray Hodgson, head of the Acoustics and Noise Research Group (ANRG) at University of British Columbia. As a research assistant at the ANRG lab, Banda was involved in multiple architectural and environmental projects: He studied the sound absorption characteristics of an innovative paper foam product with the UBC Pulp and Paper Centre, determined the insertion loss of a prototype noise barrier, applied the transfer matrix model to predict the acoustical performance of various shapes and sizes of resonant absorbers, and created a mathematical model to predict the surface impedance and sound absorption of cross-laminated timber and other multi-layered wood systems.
After receiving his master’s degree, Banda has worked as an acoustical consultant on projects in a wide range of sectors, including residential, education, port facilities, transportation, and water.
Banda has experience with a wide range of acoustic measurement equipment including Brüel & Kjær, Larson Davis, 01dB Duo, and Soundbook sound analyzers. Furthermore, he has recent experience with Cadna/A outdoor noise propagation modelling.
Banda is a member of Engineers and Geoscientists BC and is currently working towards his designation as a professional engineer.