Kelly Kruger has thirty six years of experience in the field of acoustics and mechanical noise and vibration. Kelly has worked on a wide range of projects including hospitals, schools, correctional facilities, courthouses, auditoriums, audiometric installations, specialized music rooms and office buildings.
Kelly started his career with the Alberta Research Council and worked on the noise and vibration design of the initial leg on the Edmonton LRT system. During this time Kelly developed a specialized “ballast mat” used to isolate track vibration in sensitive locations.
In 1980 Kelly joined Alberta Infrastructure’s Building Science Division where he was Manager of the Acoustics Section. Kelly was responsible for establishing acoustical design standards for all types government infrastructure. Over his tenure, many specialized studies were conducted including topics such as open plan office acoustics, speech intelligibility in classrooms, neo-natal acoustics, office privacy, and music room acoustics.
In 2010 Kelly joined the firm, Building Science Engineering Ltd. (BSE) which offers design, investigation, testing and inspection services primarily related to the building envelope and acoustics.
Notable projects Kelly has worked on include:
Alberta Legislature Building, New Edmonton Remand Centre, Calgary Court Centre, Jubilee Auditorium, Cross Cancer Centre, Old Man River Dam.
• B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering
University of Alberta, 1975.
• The Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta
• The Canadian Acoustical Association.
• “Acoustical Design Case Study in an NICU Single Room Care Environment: Detailed Analysis of Design and Performance” 23nd Annual Gravens Conference on the Physical and Developmental Environment of the High Risk Infant, 2010.
• “Sound Field Systems Design Guide for Classrooms” Alberta Infrastructure – current on line publication, 2004.
• “ A Comparison of Subjective Speech Intelligibility Tests in Reverberant Environments”. Canadian Acoustics Vol. 19, No. 4, 1991.
• “The Effect of Various Parameters on the Sound Isolation Between Offices with Suspended Ceilings”. Canadian Acoustics, Vol.16, No.2, 1988.
• “Acoustics in Recreation Facilities – Design Guidelines”. Alberta Government Publication,1987.