Thomas Rafferty has been with Shen Milsom & Wilke for over ten years. Upon graduation from University of Hartford with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a concentration in Acoustics, he joined SM&W Chicago.

During his education, Thomas received extensive first-hand training for conducting various acoustical measurements using modern digital acoustical testing instrumentation, allowing him to study and predict the effects of background noise, sound transmission, and sound reverberation in real-life scenarios. As part of his studies, he completed a project for Sikorsky Aircraft that involved vibration damping and sound transmission loss testing of several helicopter components.

Since joining the firm, Thomas has gained valuable professional experience through working on a wide range of project types, on a local, national and international level. He continues to pursue education and training in all aspects of acoustical design and has become highly proficient with several acoustical modeling and prediction software packages used to study both interior room acoustics and exterior sound propagation. Thomas has also developed several internal tools to more efficiently streamline the firm’s workflow and acoustical design process.

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