The origins of Stapelfeldt GmbH date back to the 1960s when Dr. Gerhard Stapelfeldt founded an engineering firm offering consultancy services in building physics with a focus on thermal insulation and sealing. With increasing public awareness towards noise pollution and changes in legislation in the late 1980s, his son Hardy and his wife Ute Stapelfeldt identified the need for a software solution able to handle the complexity of ambient noise calculations while easy to command and customizable to different customer needs. Stapelfeldt GmbH was thus founded in 1990 – the year that the first version of our LimA software suite was launched.
Since then, Stapelfeldt GmbH has become one of the leading suppliers of environmental impact analysis software and has expanded its functional portfolio to air pollution and solar radiation.
In 2006 we entered a partnership with Bruel&Kjaer for the worldwide distribution of the LimA software suite. Further collaborations with DGMR and NGIS resulted in LimA kernels being implemented in the Predictor and ODEN systems software.
Today our software products are used in more than 50 countries on all five continents by acoustic engineers, environmental resource planners, urban planners, transportation planners, mining engineers, aviation authorities, port authorities, and municipal, federal and national governments.