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Technical and Human Profile

ARAU ACUSTICA, is the professional acoustic studio of Dr. Higini Arau in Barcelona (Spain). The studio has been working in every scope of  Acoustics Architecture, Civil and Industrial Acoustics Engineering and Acoustic Pollution in urbanities, industries and traffic routes for more than 40 years. Nowadays, a multidisciplinary team works in the Arau Acustica. Every member of the team-work has been trained in the studio. The members came from different Universities (Engineering,... and Architecture Departments) and some of them attended specialized courses and Masters in Acoustics. The Arau Acustica has the recent advances in acoustic and vibrational technology for measurements and calculations. 
Project Team Technicians: Jordi Oliver, Maria Jutglar and Joaquim Arau.
Coordinator: Oriol Arau.

Scientific Profile Curriculum

QUALIFICATIONS

Higini Arau, PhD. Physic Sciences by the Barcelona University with the qualification of "EXCELLENT CUM LAUDE".

SOCIETIES THAT BELONGS


- Member of the Sociedad Española de Acústica SEA (member of the board of directors) since 1971.
- Member since 2013, and associate member since 1976 of the Acoustical Society of America ASA 
- Firm member of the National Council of Acoustical Consultants since 2013.
- Member of the European Acoustics Association EAA since 2000.

TEACHING

He is external profesor of Masters of Acustic of la Universidad Ramón Llull (La Salle) de Barcelona, UEM Europea Universidad Madrid, UN Navarra Universidad, Universitat Internacinal de Catalunya UIC, etc, and performed master classes in several Universities and Tecnological Centers of Spain.

RESEARCH AND DESIGN AWARDS

- Obtained the Accésit of ResearchJUAN VIGON del “Patronado del Instituto  Nacional de Técnicas Aerospaciales "Esteban   Terradas” "(1980 / 1981).
- Award Rehabitec 1996 por el Teatro Metropol.
- Award of Architecture FAD 2000. Especial Mention.
- Award Construmat 2001 by “Instituto del Teatro”.
- Silver Certificate of the Acoustical Society of America, ASA.
-Diploma of “du Reconhecimiento de Sociedad Portugesa de Acústica”.
- Award "Auszeichnung gutes Bauen 2006-2010", Suiza, por el Tonhalle de St. Gallen.

MAIN SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS AND CONFERENCES

PhD.Higini Arau throughout his long scientific career, on a personal basis without help from any government agency, has conducted a series of research papers published in technical journals and national and international, presented in the Journals of maximum international profile.

 

MAIN SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS, ARTICLES AND BOOKS

1.An improved Reverberation Formula (#)(1988). Acustica (Hirzel Verlag)Vol 65 nº4, 163-180.
(Veure NOTA) (*)
2.Variation of the Reverberation Time of places of public assembly with audience size (1997). Building Acoustics, Volume 4 nº 2.
3.General theory of the energy relations in halls with asymmetrical absorption (1999). Building Acoustics vol 5 nº3.
4.Increasing the Acoustic Volume of Performance Spaces without Altering the Internal Dimensions. Acta Acustica united Acustica, Vol 98 (2012) 309-316.
5.The Refurbishment of Orchestra of Rehearsal Room of Great Theater of Liceu, Journal Building Acoustics, Vol 19, number 1, 2012.
6.The Refurbishment of Tonhalle St.Gallen.  Journal Building Acoustics, Vol 19, number 3, 2012.
7.Sound Pressure Levels in Rooms: A Study of Steady State Intensity, Total Sound Level, Reverberation Distance, New Discussion of Steady Intensity, and the other Experimental Formulae. Journal Building Acoustics, Vol 19, number 3, 2012.

NOTE: The theory of calculation of reverberation time, indicated before, has been winner in several international Round Robin, where have competed with the best theories of XX centuy since it was born. Also the simulation softwares PC calculation more used have introduced this calculaton method with Sabine, Eyring theories. (*) For example in ODEON de la Technical Danmark University http://www.odeon.dk/, and also in WinRT of Norwegian,http://www.nvo.com/winmls/winrt60/
This scientific publication has been and is actually cited in numerous scientific publications and books of the highest level.  It is a theory used for the acoustic design, implemented on master, doctoral thesis and academic courses in the universities of the five continents. To see it in Related Publications in www.arauacustica.com  
In certain Dutch and German publications Nagalmtijd in ruimten met ongelijkmatig verdeelde absorptie is proposed the use of that theory in ISO 12354-6 Annex D, and so on.

MAIN SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS, ARTICLES AND BOOKS

BOOKS

ABC de la acústica arquitectónica (1999). Book published by Ceac.
NOTA: This scientific publication has been and is actually cited in numerous scientific publications and books of the highest level.
    It is a theory used for the acoustic design,  implemented on master , doctoral thesis and academic courses in the universities of the five continents.
In certain Dutch and German publications Nagalmtijd in ruimten met ongelijkmatig verdeelde absorptie is proposed the use of that theory in ISO 12354-6 Annex D.

CHAIRMAN AND PROFESSOR INVITED

He has been Chairman and co-Chairman in many national and international congresses and invited professor in most of the congresses since 2000, like INTERNOISE, FIA, SEA, Acoustics Institute ICA and ISRA.

PARTENARIAT:

Bureau d’étude