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The APEAL method

The APEAL Method – Acoustic Performance EvaluAtion through Listening – ushers in a revolution in the acoustic design process. APEAL enables you to participate in the acoustic design by listening. Do you want your building to sound like this or like that when people are in it? This is a world away from talking acoustic…
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New guide to the Measurement of Sound Levels in Buildings

We chaired the group within the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) that has produced the new guide to Measurement of Sound Levels in Buildings. This replaces the two former ANC publications covering measurement of noise in buildings from internal or external sources, but is fundamentally different. It’s freely available. The new Measurement of Sound in…
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Coronavirus contingency plans

In the face of the current uncertainties, we have made provision to enable all staff to work from home. While we are following the NHS guidelines for self-isolation, our provisions enable all staff who want to self-isolate now to do so immediately, from Monday 16th March. Our remote working provisions mean that all staff have…
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Acoustics Ventilation Overheating Guide: CPD briefing

In light of Covid-19, we are delivering this CPD briefing remotely for as many of your remote workers who wish to join the teleconference. The long-awaited Acoustics, Ventilation & Overheating: Residential Design Guide (AVO Guide) was officially launched at the end of January 2020. It sets out three significant advances to consider at planning for…
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Acoustic design for inclusion in schools

Designing for SEN by Saint-Gobain Ecophon Ecophon organised a two hour session on Designing for Special Educational Needs in schools at Salford University, MediaCity on Thursday 23rd January 2020. Jack Harvie-Clark was delighted to join expert speakers Matthieu Cassinadri (Saint-Gobain Ecophon), Richard Mazuch (Design Research & Innovation, IBI Group), and Mark Pratt (DfE, Strategic Design…
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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…
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Open plan offices: advances in acoustic design

6 pm for 6:30 pm start, Monday 13th January 2020 Hosted by the Institute of Acoustics NE Branch, Jack Harvie-Clark will present at AECOM offices, One Trinity Gardens, Broad Chare, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2HF Following on from the recent one day workshop in Birmingham, this presentation will start with the guidance in International Standards (ISO…
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Acoustics Ventilation Overheating: Residential Design Guide launched

The much anticipated and long-awaited Acoustics, Ventilation, Overheating: Residential Design Guide (aka the “AVO Guide”) has been published by the Association of Noise Consultants. You can download a free copy from the Association of Noise Consultants’ website. At 26,500 words it provides a wealth of information. Read our Quick Start to the AVO Guide to…
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