Appropriate project stage to appoint a suitably qualified acoustician

BREEAMΒ requires that a suitably qualified acoustician is appointed at an appropriate stage of the project, so as to ensure that early design advice on criteria of pre-requisition is met.Β The aim is to ensure that costly amendments to building designs are not made as a result of late appointment of the acoustician.Β Ultimately, it is for the assessor to determine at what stage of the project is deemed to be appropriate for this appointment to have taken place given the project specific circumstances and procurement type.