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A very common type of project for us is a noise impact assessment for a future residential development. While we have made significant contributions to national guidance for carrying out the assessment, can a Soundscape approach reveal new design responses to improve the development? A soundwalk is one of the primary data collection tools for…
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Future Buildings Standard consultation: Overheating and noise

The government launched the current consultation on the Future Buildings Standard at the end of January 2021. This follows the consultation on the Future Homes Standard that was conducted during 2020. The current consultation is the second stage of the two-part consultation on proposed changes to Part L (Conservation of fuel and power) and Part F…
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Draft ISO 22955 Acoustic quality of open plan offices

At Forum Acusticum 2020, Jack Harvie-Clark presented the draft ISO 22955: Acoustic quality of open office spaces. While we anticipate full publication in 20201, Jack’s presentation gives us a preview of what to expect in the final standard. Jack has been an ISO committee member since the beginning, representing the British Standards Institute along with…
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CPD: Advances in acoustic design for open plan offices

Office use has never before changed as fast as it did during the pandemic. What will the new normal look like, and how can we make sure it is acoustically successful? Previously, noise in open plan offices was often the main cause of dissatisfaction. Now everyone knows how much work they can do without the…
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Momo Hoshijima opens London office

We are delighted to welcome Momo Hoshijima to the team to head our London office. Momo has a wealth of experience in building and architectural acoustics with a strong track record of providing holistic, end-user focused acoustic design advice in a wide range of sectors. She has a particular passion for sustainable and regenerative design…
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Virtual soundwalk experience

Join us on a virtual soundwalk around a mixed use area of Newcastle upon Tyne, which is characterized by a rich and diverse soundscape. After a brief introduction to the practice of soundwalking, we will share a few clips of the sound environment at different locations in this area.   Your thoughts on the perceived sound…
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Soundscape

Such a simple concept, but the extent of its implications are only just beginning to be explored. We are pioneering the soundscape approach in many aspects of our work. It’s a very exciting journey; we find so much potential to improve acoustic outcomes and experience for people. The concept is defined in ISO 12913-1, first…
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Open plan offices: advances in acoustic design presented to 1947 Club

Office use has never changed as fast as it has recently. Offices went from full to empty overnight, and now new patterns of use are emerging. But few people want to return to the “old normal”. Previously, noise in open plan offices was typically among the main issues of complaints. Homeworking overcomes this constraint, but we…
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Workplace Trends October 2020

Jack Harvie-Clark presents Advances in Acoustic Design for Open Plan Offices for workplace professionals Workplace Trends’ flagship October conference is usually held in London, and was due to take place at the National Gallery this year. However, on 15 October 2020 a global audience of workplace managers, consultants, occupiers, designers and suppliers came together in this…
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Five questions on the indoor soundscape approach for regenerative buildings

At Internoise 2020, Simone Torresin presented the paper to which we contributed as a co-author, entitled Five Questions on the Indoor Soundscape Approach for Regenerative Buildings. This paper describes how the objective of regenerative design is not just to limit the adverse effect of negative impacts, but to promote health and wellbeing through social and…
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