Thorburn Associates

Address: Thorburn Associates
PO Box 20399
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Website: http://www.TA-Inc.com
Telephone: 510-886-7826
General Email: LAT@TA-Inc.com
Who we are: As consulting engineers/designers we are an integral part of the design team helping your Center tell your story through the effective use of technology, acoustics and lighting. Our history of providing quality, innovative designs to our clients has allowed us to be part of numerous, award-winning centers. TA team members are both sensologists and technologists: Acoustic and lighting designs affect the senses and how someone feels within a space; Audiovisual, structured cabling, and security designs are technology-oriented and require attention to detail as well as current knowledge of the industry and where it is headed.
 
Our team is approachable and accessible, including our principals who are highly involved with all projects. We think holistically about our projects recommending cost effective, functional, and durable solutions. Founded in 1992 by principals who have consulted on and managed more than 2900 projects, we understand that our client’s satisfaction is key to our success.
Services we offer: TA provides comprehensive design and engineering services to help enhance communications including:

Architectural Room Acoustics
         Speech Intelligibility
            Reverberation and Clarity of Sound
            Aspect Ratios
            Room Finishes and Furnishings
 
         Sound Isolation
            Speech Privacy Between Spaces
            Wall Types
            Window, Door Selections
 
         Mechanical Noise and Vibration
            Vibration Isolation
            Mechanical Systems
            Plumbing Systems
            Ventilation Systems
 
         Environmental Noise Abatement
            Traffic Noise Studies
            Exterior Noise Control from Highway, Aircraft, and Railroad Noise
        
         Audiovisual System Engineering
            Sound System Design
            Video System Design, Video Information Systems
            Foreground and Background Music Systems
            Facility Master Plans for Growth and Expansion
            Equipment Evaluation, System Adjustment
            Control System Design and Programming
            Digital Signage, Video Walls, and Interactive Displays
    
       Security System Design
            Vulnerability Assessments
            Feasibility Studies
            Master Planning
            Standards Review, Development
            Design and Engineering
            Construction Administration
 
       Structured Cabling Design/Information Technology
            Initial Structured Cabling System Design
            Telecommunications Room Space Allocations
            Power requirements/Conduit and Junction Boxes
            Structured Cabling Systems Sections and Elevations
            Equipment Mounting Requirements
            Equipment Space Coordination
            Wired and Wireless IT systems
            Building Integration Technology
            Web-enabled Control Systems
 
        Lighting Design
            Concept Development
            Luminaire Layouts and Specifications
            Standard and Specialty Control System Design and Programming
            Mock-Ups
            Daylighting and Daylight Harvesting 
Some of our clients: BMC
Cisco
Eaton Corporation
Haemonetics
Hewlett Packard
Silicon Graphic Inc
SAP Labs, LLC
SAS
VeriFone