Round 3 contributors


At Jacobs, our focus on building long-term client relationships has helped us become one of the largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional and construction services, including all aspects of architecture, engineering and construction, operations and maintenance, as well as scientific and specialty consulting.

Our 54,000 employees in 230+ locations around the world serve a broad range of companies and organizations, including industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets and geographies.

More than 95 percent of our work is repeat business. We get to know our customers’ businesses intimately, and partner with them to help them achieve their objectives. That commitment to our clients produces consistent cost advantages, profits and growth, allowing us to attract and retain the industry's top talent. Our strict dedication to safety and uncompromising ethics create a work environment that promotes employee progress and helps generate nearly $11 billion in annual revenue.

We measure the value we bring to clients every day — wherever in the world they may be, in any industry or technical discipline. In fact in 2016 we produced $7.79 billion in client savings through our JacobsValue program, a major accomplishment.

In addition to the data received from the Scottish Government, input data was also supplied by Transport Scotland, Network Rail and BAA.


The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is Scotland’s principal environmental regulator, protecting and improving Scotland’s environment.

As a non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government, their role is to make sure that the environment and human health are protected, to ensure that Scotland’s natural resources and services are used as sustainably as possible and contribute to sustainable economic growth.

They help business and industry to understand and comply with their environmental responsibilities and legislation and have a range of enforcement powers which we can apply to ensure that regulations are complied with.

SEPA has developed and manages the Scotland’s noise website and noise maps - providing an accessible user interface to facilitate the publication of environmental noise data.

Round 2 contributors


AECOM's Acoustics Team in conjunction with the Transportation and GIS Teams produced the noise maps and undertook the data analysis. In addition AECOM's Acoustics Team are providing technical support to the competent authorities during the Action Planning process.

AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government. With approximately 45,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world's built, natural and social environments. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM serves clients in more than 140 countries and had revenue of $8.2 billion during the 12 months ended March 31, 2013.

In addition to the data received from the Scottish Government, input data was also supplied by Network Rail, Delta Rail, BAA and Extrium on behalf of Defra.

Round 1 contributors

Hamilton and McGregor

Hamilton & McGregor brought together a small group of specialists to assist with the noise mapping project.

Hamilton & McGregor are acoustic consultants based in Glasgow who are heavily involved in transposition, environmental and building acoustics. Through our creation of three dimensional models for use with noise prediction software, we have developed many GIS based solutions for data handling.

MVA on behalf of Transport Scotland

The road traffic data was supplied by MVA on behalf of Transport Scotland. MVA developed and maintain the Transport Model for Scotland (TMfS) for the Scottish Government. This multi-modal transport demand and land-use modelling tool covers 95% of Scotland’s population.

Accon GmbH

Accon GmbH, a Munich based company, is the consulting arm of the company that produced the software used in this project. Accon GmbH provided a bulk processing facility that was, at the start of the project not available within Hamilton & McGregor. Accon GmbH also provided an external quality check on the model creation.


Gemsoft7 has developed a leading edge, web-based authorisation engine which provides change/issue management and work order tracking. This has been used as part of the data validation process and is also being used in the handling of web based feedback and consultation responses.

Bright Digital

Bright Digital is a specialist in web-centric development using leading edge technology. Bright Digital joined the project to integrate the map data into one easy to use interface and manage it's publication on the internet.

In addition to the data received from the Scottish Government, input data was also supplied by Network Rail, Delta Rail, BAA and Prestwick Airport.