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 asset – it needs to meet the functional, operational and well being needs of the occupants. Achieving suitable acoustic conditions is vital to enable these outcomes. Come to this one day event to learn the cutting edge approaches, tools and techniques to design acoustic conditions with confidence. Learn from participants across the industry, and how we can take a human-centred approach to acoustic design in open plan offices.
[Post meeting note: links to presentations added]
0930 Registration and refreshments
0955 Welcome and Introduction
1000 Interior design, psychoacoustics and ways of working, Paige Hodsman, Ecophon
1025 Acoustic modelling of open plan working – challenges and limitations, Ian Rees, Adrian James Acoustics
1120 Modelling, designing and commissioning offices using ISO 3382-3, Richard King and Ben Southgate, Sandy Brown
1145 Soundscaping and speech masking, Mat Hyden and Momo Hoshijima, Cundall
1210 WSP Birmingham: a case study, James Healey, WSP
1330 Open plan offices beyond ISO 3382-3: noise, annoyance and control, Jack Harvie Clark, Apex Acoustics
1355 Towards designing open plan offices for predictable perceptual outcomes, Angus Deuchars Arup
1450 Review of forthcoming ISO 22955 consultation, Andy Parkin, Cundall
1515 Panel Discussion – All speakers
1615 Wrap up and closing remarks
Register on the Institute of Acoustics website.