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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 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.

Current programme
[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
1050       Refreshments
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
1235       Lunch
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
1420       Refreshments
1450       Review of forthcoming ISO 22955 consultation, Andy Parkin, Cundall
1515       Panel Discussion – All speakers
1615       Wrap up and closing remarks
1630       Close

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