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Institute of Acoustics

When: Thursday 22nd March 18.00 for 18.30
 BDP, 11 Ducie Street, Manchester M1 2JB

Head of Acoustics Gavin Stevenson will  host the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) north-west branch AGM in our Manchester studio. Following the AGM there will be a presentation by Jack Harvie-Clark of Apex Acoustics on Overheating and Noise: New ANC Guidelines and around 60 attendees are expected, from consultancy practices, local councils, and academia across the north-west region.

Where residential developments rely on opening windows as a means to mitigate overheating, there can be a compromise between allowing excessive noise ingress with windows open or excessive temperatures with windows closed. This problem is exacerbated by the move towards better insulated, more airtight buildings and the need, particularly in urban areas, to consider development on noisier sites. The ANC Guide to Acoustics, Ventilation and Overheating (AVO Guide) has been published for consultation with the intention of addressing this and recommends an integrated approach to acoustic assessments for new residential development that takes due regard of the interdependence of provisions for acoustics, ventilation, and overheating.