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Flanking transmission in steel-concrete composite floors

Apex were delighted to be Commended in the Vibration category at the Association of Noise Consultants Awards 2018 for our work predicting flanking sound transmission through steel-concrete composite floors. This work has enabled the reduction of concrete thickness or omission of floating floors on numerous projects in the residential, education and commercial sector. The benefits…
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Constructing Excellence NE – Commended for SME of the Year

We were honoured to be awarded SME of the Year – Commended in the Constructing Excellence North East Awards 2018.  Against some tough competition from other dynamic and enterprising SMEs in the North East, to make the shortlist of six companies was already an achievement.  Adam Cooke and Rich Hinton thoroughly enjoyed themselves.  As well…
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Finalist in SME of the Year with Constructing Excellence NE

Apex is delighted to be shortlisted for the SME of the Year Award by Constructing Excellence NE.  We believe this recognition comes from our: Passion to our field of acoustics, noise and vibration Dedication to our customers to provide best value Commitment to staff training and development Industry-leading research and development, and dissemination of best…
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Flanking sound transmission in steel concrete composite floors

The research in this paper was inspired by observations that in-situ performance of flanking sound appeared to be better than the conventional theory suggested.  In this paper we describe measurements and predictions of wall airborne sound insulation tests in buildings with a continuous steel-concrete composite floor beneath a plasterboard separating partition.  Although this is a…
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Institute of Acoustics Spring Conference 2018

Apex were pleased to present in four separate sessions at the annual Institute of Acoustics Spring Conference 2018, which was held in City Hall, Cardiff. Acoustics, Ventilation, Overheating A major part of our recent research work has been around the development of the ANC Acoustics, Ventilation and Overheating Guide, and the supporting information for this.  At Acoustics…
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Project DeStress, Heriot-Watt University

We are pleased to be involved in an exciting new University research study called Project DeStress. The research aims to Design and Engineer Soundscapes To enable Restorative Environments for Sustainable Societies. The project engages the public in three UK cities to identify quiet, calm, and tranquil areas. The project will develop guidelines to help local councils…
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Award-winning good acoustic design: a case study

Rich Hinton was delighted to receive the Environmental Acoustics Award in June 2017. The priority of good acoustic design is to enable residents to enjoy suitable noise levels with open windows, by careful site massing, and considering building location, orientation, internal layouts and mitigation. This example of good acoustic design is a housing development in Swanley,…
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TupTup Palace, Newcastle: pioneering acoustic design

Weigang Wei undertook ground-breaking acoustic design to determine suitable remediation measures for the TupTup Palace, Newcastle, and is justly rewarded with the top accolade in this category. This project illustrates a novel approach to solving the problem of noise from nightclub smoking areas. The modelling techniques, solutions to controlling noise break out through doors, and control…
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