About Us

WJV Acoustics, Inc. (WJVA) is an acoustical consulting firm offering comprehensive services in environmental noise assessment and control, and in architectural acoustics.  The firm’s capabilities include a complete range of acoustical services, with special emphasis on community and environmental noise issues and project compliance.  Founded in 1981 as Brown-Buntin Associates, and now operating as WJVA, the firm has worked throughout the state of California, as well as nationally, on numerous airport-related noise assessment and sound insulation projects.

Walter J. Van Groningen is the President of WJVA.  Walter spent over ten years working with Brown Buntin Associates before becoming President of WJVA.  Walter is a member of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE) and the Acoustical Society of America (ASA).  Walter has conducted numerous environmental noise assessments, working with transportation and industrial noise sources and report preparation.  Walter is proficient and certified with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Traffic Noise Model (TNM 2.5).  WJVA also utilizes the SoundPLAN Noise Model and other proprietary software to model noise exposure from various sources.