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Jeff Bamford, Consultant and Project Manager
Jeff Bamford is a consultant and project manager at Engineering Harmonics. Drawing on 14 years of professional experience, he also heads our IT group serving our four offices.
Holding a master’s degree in physics, Jeff brings a strong analytical and scientific mind to his work. Coupled with a solid foundation in sound and acoustics, this has made him our lead resource in the field of acoustics and loudspeaker systems.
Jeff has taken a lead role on over 25 courthouse projects, making him an exceptionally seasoned designer and project manager for judicial facilities. His rigorous style, combined with a natural talent to document and write, makes him an invaluable resource in our production of studies, reports and standards. He also provides leadership in the development of project specifications.
Jeff’s portfolio includes the House of Commons Committee Room mock up project (Ottawa), where he directed an exhaustive process of testing, evaluation and documentation of a wide variety of sound, AV and broadcast technologies. Jeff also managed the performance sound, video and communications systems for the award winning Sosnoff Theater at Bard College, Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts (Annandale-on-Hudson, NY), and the extensive loudspeaker system modeling for the sound systems renovation at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. He has made acoustic recommendations for speech intelligibility in numerous classrooms at York University (Toronto) as well as sports facilities of various types.
Education & Career Beginnings
In 1992 Jeff graduated with honors with a B.Sc. in physics from the University of New Brunswick. His ongoing quest for a deeper technical understanding of sound led him to the renowned Audio Research Group at the University of Waterloo, where he received his M.Sc. in 1995 for his research into three dimensional recording techniques (ambisonics). Jeff’s interest in audio, technology and music was kindled at an early age. He then found his niche in radio clubs in university, where he was called on both for his able technical support and in his capacity as an accomplished DJ.
Jeff has completed a number of technical courses offered by system manufacturers, including IED Airport Systems (2002), BSS Soundweb Training (1999), and SIM System II Operator (1999).
Jeff is a member of the Canadian Acoustical Association (
Jeff is the author of “Audio for Committee Rooms” (Journal of the Canadian Acoustical Association, Sept. 2004), “A Review of the SkyDome Acoustical Model” (Journal of the Canadian Acoustical Association, Sept. 1999), “Ambisonic Sound for Us” (preprint 3184 of the AES, 1995), and “Ambisonic Sound for the Masses” (Canadian Acoustics, Vol. 22, No. 3, 63-63, Sept. 1994). His technical presentations include “Ambisonics & Quantum Mechanics” (AES Toronto Section, April 2005), “Audio for Committee Rooms” (Conference of the Canadian Acoustical Association, Oct. 2004), “A Review of Committee Room Prototype Project” (AES Toronto Section, Feb. 2002), and “Ambisonic Sound for the Masses” (Conference of the Canadian Acoustical Association, Oct. 1994).