New recruit will develop the business across architecture, civil engineering and planning teams

Consultant Capita Symonds has appointed Dr Rukhsana Adam as new director of acoustics and air quality.

As part of the infrastructure team, Adam’s role will be to develop the business across internal clients such as the architecture, civil engineering and planning teams, as well as external clients as diverse as airport developers and operators; design and build contractors; outdoor event and festival organisers; and residential developers.

She joins the company from Sound Research Laboratories, a consultant providing specialist noise and vibration services mainly to the construction industry.

As one of the company’s three directors Adams was instrumental in negotiating frameworks with Laing O’Rourke, Balfour Beatty and Skanska that doubled revenue and profit growth over a period of 30 months.