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AVO Guide Launch & Workshop

30th January 2020 at CIEH, 15 Hatfields, London SE1 8DJ

The AVO Guide (“Acoustics, Ventilation & Overheating: Residential Design Guide”) has been published. We are co-organising, presenting and facilitating at this workshop to officially launch the AVO Guide. Come to this workshop to hear about the content of the AVO Guide and how to apply the guidance in practice. Our Quick Start to the AVO Guide may assist for easy reference. This event is aimed primarily at acoustic practitioners who may need to assess or understand the potential impact of noise on residential development – acoustic consultants and local authority officers. It will also be of great benefit for planners, planning consultants, mechanical engineers, and others involved in the planning and design of dwellings.

You will leave with an understanding of how to consider the guidance for noise and ventilation, and for noise & mitigating overheating in residential developments.

The morning will consist of presentations of the AVO Guide – the final cut.

The morning will involve a review of the AVO guidance. This includes how the guidance fits within the current government policy on noise in England, and a reminder of the current gaps in guidance that the AVO Guide fills. The acoustic environment is considered in the context of continuously providing ventilation for good indoor air quality while occupied, as well as mitigating overheating as and when required. These two separate parts of the acoustic assessment for residential accommodation are described, along with the proposed noise guidelines. The implications and constraints of different ventilation strategies will be explained. The AVO Diagram will be introduced, along with an explanation of its application in considering the noise levels with the duration of exposure while mitigating overheating.

The afternoon will consist of workshop sessions in table groups with a facilitator

The afternoon will involve two workshops sessions, in which participants will work in groups with a facilitator who will assist if required. You will understand how to calculate the implications for the sound insulation of the various building envelope elements when adopting different ventilation strategies. Consideration of the continuous equivalent, LAeq, T and maximum LAF,max levels for both the ventilation assessment and overheating assessment will be considered and discussed. You will leave the workshop equipped to apply the guidance in the AVO Guide across a range of projects.

Timings – 30th January 2020

9.30 am registration for 10 am start
4:30 pm finish

Delegate fees

Includes refreshments, lunch, and VAT:
ANC, IOA and CIEH members: £156.
Non-members: £228.
Book a place on the workshop by downloading and returning the booking form on the Association of Noise Consultants’ website.

Return to:
AVO Guide – launched
Apex Quick Start to the AVO guide
Research into Acoustics, Ventilation, Overheating

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