Yorkshire and North East Branch Meeting
Thursday 28 May 2020
1400 and 1730
Yorkshire and North East Branch Afternoon Meeting
Acoustics Ventilation Overheating Guide
Thursday 28 May 2020 14:00 & 17:30
The long-awaited Acoustics Ventilation and Overheating: Residential Design Guide
(AVO Guide) was officially launched
at the end of January 2020. It sets out three significant advances to consider at planning for new residential developments. This guidance will have significant implications for residential development on noisy sites. The AVO Guide has been produced by working group members from the Institute of Acoustics (IOA), the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) member companies, with input from other specialists in the field.
The AVO Guide provides a resource for practitioners and designers to balance the interdependence of noise, ventilation, and overheating in the acoustic assessment of new residential developments.
Jack Harvie-Clark of Apex Acoustics was one of the major authors and promoters of the AVO Guide. Since the launch event at the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, London, on 30th January, he has been briefing developers, planning consultants and local planning authorities about the new guide, including:
Acoustic constraints to reliance on opening windows to mitigate overheating
Façade sound insulation and ventilation strategy
Mechanical services noise – new considerations
AVO Guide, ProPG and current national planning policy guidance
Booking is essential as places are limited
The presentation will last 45 minutes, with 45 minutes for Q&A.
The same slides will be presented at 2 pm and 17:30 pm in case one time or other is more convenient for you.
The event is free to members of the IoA, as well as to students and the public.
The meeting will be run via Zoom on 28th May 2020 at 14:00 and 17:30.
Registration will close 24 hours before the event and the meeting joining details will be released on the day. CPD certification will be offered for attendance.