Midlands Branch Meeting

Institute of Acoustics Midlands Branch Evening Branch Meeting Thursday 24 January 2019: 6pm for a 6.30pm Start Followed by the Branch AGM AECOM Offices 12 Regan Way, Chetwynd Business Park, Chilwell, Nottinghamshire, NG9 6RZ


Evening Branch Meeting

Thursday 24 January 2019: 6pm for a 6.30pm Start

Followed by the Branch AGM


AECOM Offices

12 Regan Way, Chetwynd Business Park, Chilwell, Nottinghamshire, NG9 6RZ


Good Practice Guide for the Assessment and Control of Noise from Places of Entertainment


Dani Fiumicelli

Technical Director, Temple Group                                                                      


The existing Good Practice Guide (GPG) to Noise from Pubs and Clubs is showing its age, and a small working group is producing a revised draft for consultation with stakeholders and the wider IOA membership.


The GPG is for the assessment and control of noise from places of entertainment, mainly indoor venues and premises which provide regulated entertainment, or the like, and is built around a risk-based approach to the assessment, management and mitigation of entertainment noise and includes advice on the following:

legal context, types of noise sources, different types of assessment criteria, risk assessment, noise management plans, noise mitigation, measurement advice, case studies and example conditions.


The aim is for the draft GPG to be used as a framework to establish noise level requirements appropriate to the degree of risk of a noise problem.  For example, under the GPG, a rural pub that has music entertainment once a month ending before midnight would not be treated as stringently as say a nightclub in a densely populated urban area that operates every night until the small hours of the morning. There are a range of factors to consider and the risk assessment derived from these factors establishes if the premises is rated as either low, medium or high risk. Dependent on the risk rating, appropriate sound level based control thresholds can be derived from a range of metrics and values suggested in the GPG which can inform relevant control measures if required.


The presentation at the meeting will be made by Dani Fiumicelli, a member of the working group with extensive experience in the field as both a consultant and local authority officer. The presentation will provide an early opportunity for IOA members to ask questions and provide feedback before the wider consultation opens in the late spring.


The meeting will be followed by the IOA Midlands Branch AGM which will be brief.  


Attendance is free, no need to book, everyone welcome.  CPD certificates are provided.  As is traditional for IOA Midlands Branch meetings those attending are cordially invited for a meal at a suitable restaurant after the meeting. If you plan to attend please could you email carys.hill@aecom.com so that we have an idea of numbers?


Future Events:  We are currently firming up our programme for 2019.  Please keep an eye on the IOA website for details.

Disclaimer: Any views or opinions expressed on any matters by the presenters or participants during or in connection with this presentation are solely the views of the authors of the respective comments and/or opinions and must not be taken to be the views of IOA or any other organisation. IOA makes no representations, warranties or assurances concerning any information provided in these presentations and accepts no responsibility for the content and/or accuracy.



AGM Agenda


  1. Apologies
  2. Minutes of 2017 AGM
  3. Chair’s report
  • Review of 2018
  • Future plans
  1. Election of committee
  • Committee members standing down this year
  • Committee members retiring under 3-year rule and standing for re-election
  • New candidates standing for election
  1. Any other business
  2. Chair’s closing remarks


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24 January 2019   through   9:57 PM
12 Regan Way
Chetwynd Business Park, Chilwell
Nottingham, NG9 6RZ
United Kingdom

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