Banda Logawa, M.A.Sc., P.Eng, joined BKL in 2017 after completing his graduate studies in Mechanical Engineering, specializing in Architectural Acoustics. He was part of the Acoustics and Noise Research Group at University of British Columbia with a research focus on the acoustics of mass timber buildings.
Since joining BKL, Banda has worked as an acoustical consultant on environmental and architectural acoustic projects in a wide range of sectors, including residential, healthcare, education, port facilities, and transportation.
Banda is well-versed in architectural and environmental acoustical design principles, sound and vibration measurements, and sound prediction models. He is proficient with software such as Cadna/A, CATT-Acoustic, INSUL, WinMLS, EASERA, and SAMURAI. He also has extensive experience working with various noise and vibration measurement equipment.
As a passionate educator and speaker, Banda has been active in giving seminar and training to students and other professionals. In the past few years, he was asked to help the City of Winnipeg and Province of Manitoba to navigate through their new Airport Vicinity Protection Area Regulation, give a talk on building envelope acoustics at BC Building Envelope Council’s Annual Conference, assist British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) to develop the acoustic course components for the micro-credential and associate certificate programs on mass timber construction, and provide training and seminars on acoustics to bylaw officers and municipal staff in various municipalities in Greater Vancouver.
Banda is a professional engineer registered with Engineers and Geoscientists BC. Outside of his busy routine as an acoustical consultant at BKL, Banda is also an engineering design instructor and a faculty member at the School of STEM at Capilano University.