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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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Creating a quality environment – acoustic comfort

Jack Harvie-Clark will talk about creating a quality acoustic environment and avoiding unintended adverse consequences in the Headline theatre at CIBSE Build2Perform 2019. It turns out that the worst thing you can do is simply follow the current guidance and Regulations. When different disciplines operate in silos without regard to unintended impacts on other aspects…
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John Connell Soundscape Award for our open plan office design method

We are very honoured to be awarded “Highly Commended” in the Soundscape category at the John Connell Awards 2019, for our multi-award-winning acoustic design method for open plan offices. The John Connell Awards 2019 took place at the Palace of Westminster on the evening of 23rd October 2019, hosted by Colonel Bob Stewart DSO MP,…
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Dining in a school atrium: new method for acoustic design and testing

At the Institute of Acoustics’ annual conference, held in Milton Keynes in 2019, we presented our new method for designing and testing a type of space that has become common in new school buildings: a dining area within an atrium or greater-than-single storey height space. These spaces are often used for many other purposes at…
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Open plan office acoustics – one day meeting

We are co-organising and presenting at a one day meeting on acoustics for open plan offices. This is an exciting and fast-changing area for acoustic design, and acoustic considerations are rapidly gaining the importance that they have for occupants of open plan offices. Office accommodation is increasingly being seen as a service, rather than an…
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