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New method for acoustic design of open plan offices

We presented our new method for the acoustic design of open plan offices at the annual Institute of Acoustics Spring Conference 2019, held in Milton Keynes. Our method is particularly suited to acoustic design in agile or activity-based working offices. Since we wrote this paper, we have updated and refined the method, which we will…
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Opportunity for a Part-time Office Manager

16 – 20 hours per week, flexible hours and days, with opportunity to expand duties & work Salary: £ 20,000 – 30,000 pa, pro-rata, 8% company pension contribution and free lunch.  Location: Design Works, William Street, Gateshead, NE10 0JP. Main duties and responsibilities Book keeping, raising invoices, paying invoices and payroll, chasing debtorsSending equipment for…
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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 Professor Jian Kang from University College London (UCL). We are designing the event to focus on overcoming traditional acoustic challenges to urban planning and development. The event takes place on Tuesday 25th June 2019 at…
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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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