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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 Acoustic
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: designing for acoustic satisfaction
                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



IET Birmingham: Austin Court is located near the centre of Birmingham, in the heart of the UK. Getting there couldn't be easier with Birmingham's motorway links, direct public transport and extensive car parking adjacent to the building.
IET Birmingham: Austin Court
80 Cambridge Street
B1 2NP


There is very limited parking at IET Birmingham: Austin Court. There is an EV charging point which can charge two electric cars.  If the car park is full, the nearest parking is at the National Indoor Arena. It is Pay-and-Display.There is limited street parking (meters) in side streets opposite the NIA, also on the south side of Broad St (A456). Other car parks are just past the Birmingham Rep between Cambridge St and Broad Street, and at the end of Cambridge St at the junction of Summer Row (A457), the entrance is in Brindley Drive. As well as being further away, these are generally more expensive than the NIA car park.




By train

To New St Station

Leave the platform at the North (Wolverhampton or Bristol) end and take the stairs to the "Way out to Victoria Square". When outside, cross the road (Navigation St) and continue directly ahead up Pinfold Street. At the top of the hill the Council House with its clock tower ("Big Brum") can be seen.

As you enter Victoria Square, on your left is the Town Hall (modelled on a Grecian Temple). Follow the signposts for Paradise Forum, Convention Centre and National Indoor Arena. Continue straight on and the Town Hall is ahead on the opposite side of Chamberlain Square and the Council House.

Follow the ramp around the edge of the arena and just to the right hand side of the Town Hall, a signpost to Convention Centre and National Indoor Arena points to the entrance to Paradise Forum.

Walk through the Mall and exit over the footbridge into Centenary Square, passing the Hall of Memory on your left and the Birmingham Library on your right.

Continue towards the ICC and Birmingham Repertory Theatre, turn right in front of the International Convention Centre to meet Cambridge St. Turn left, follow the road until you reach IET Birmingham: Austin Court on your left. Allow 15 - 20 minutes to walk this route.

By taxi

If you wish to take a taxi, Leave the platform near the centre, ascend to the bridge and the main concourse. Leave the concourse by the doors to the left of the escalators.

There is a Taxi Rank just outside. Ask for " IET Birmingham: Austin Court, Cambridge St (next to the Malthouse Pub)". 

 By air

Birmingham International Airport is served by national and international flights. You can either take a taxi directly to IET Birmingham: Austin Court - ask for "Cambridge St (next to the Malthouse Pub) in the City Centre" - or use the shuttle link to Birmingham International railway station.

From there a frequent service operates to New Street station.

By road

  • From the South-West (M5), leave the motorway at Junction 3, follow the A456 towards the city centre
  • From the South (M40), South-East (M6) East (M69), or North-East (M42) follow the M6 to Junction 6, then the A38(M) towards the city centre
  • From the North-West (M6) or West (M54) follow the M6 either to Junction 7, then the A34 towards Birmingham city centre or to Junction 6, then the A38(M) towards the city centre

By far the easiest, although not the most direct route, is to follow one of the main radial routes towards the city centre.

On reaching the Middle Ring Road (A4540), follow this to the junction with the A457 Dudley Road. Spring Hill Library, a Victorian Gothic Terracotta building, is on one corner. Turn towards the City Centre, also signed Convention Centre and National Indoor Arena.

Take the first available right (at traffic lights) into Summer Hill St, at the next roundabout carry straight on up the hill (King Edward's Road).

The National Indoor Arena and its car parks are on your right. At the top of the hill, the rear wall of IET Birmingham: Austin Court should be visible on the right across the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal.





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05 December 2019
IET Austin Court
80 Cambridge Street
Birmingham, B1 2NP
Event Fee(s)
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Retired Members £ 95.00
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