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Soundscape in practice: one day workshop

We are very excited to be co-creating this event in collaboration with Lisa Lavia from the Noise Abatement Society and Jian Kang from UCL. We are designing the event to focus on overcoming traditional acoustic challenges to urban planning and development. The event takes place on Tuesday 25 June 2019 at the Chartered Institute of…
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Welsh Noise & Soundscape Action Plan 2018 – 2023 published

We welcome the Welsh Government’s Noise and Soundscape Action Plan 2018 – 2023.  The Welsh Government is the first national government in the world to embrace emergent thinking around noise and acoustics by referring to Soundscape in the title and throughout the action plan.  They have placed the requirement for good acoustic design and soundscape…
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Calculation of facade sound insulation

The Apex method for calculating the façade sound insulation is in accordance with BS 8233 and the principles of BS EN 12354-3.  Our paper and poster presentation, published in the Proceedings of the Institute of Acoustics and available here, explains the derivation of the basic façade sound insulation equations presented below. The equations may not be applicable…
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Ultrasound in public places – our first JASA publication!

Beth and Jack are excited to announce the publication of their paper “Measurements of Ultrasound from Public Address and Voice Alarm Systems in Public Places” in a special edition of The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America on the topic of Ultrasound in Air. Following on from previous measurements of ultrasound emissions from data projectors in…
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New WHO Environmental Noise Guidelines published

The World Health Organisation (WHO) finally published its Environmental Noise Guidelines for Europe in October 2018.  They remind us that at least 100 million people in the EU are affected by road traffic noise; in western Europe alone at least 1.6 million healthy years of life are lost as a result of road traffic noise.  These…
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Open windows with good sound insulation

We have translated the report published by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (you can download the original report in Danish here).  We are sharing this information to increase its international impact.  Although the research is in the context of Danish regulations and requirements, the ideas and test data are useful in many different scenarios. Download the…
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Opportunity for a Junior Acoustic Consultant

We are pleased to announce an opportunity for a motivated and interested person to join our team, from an early point in your career. Salary: £ 20,000 – 24,000 per annum. Plus: 7% company contribution to your pension and lunch provided by the company. Location: Apex Acoustics, Design Works, William Street, Gateshead, NE10 0JP. Our growth…
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