WHAT THE NUMBERS REALLY MEAN

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WHAT THE NUMBERS REALLY MEAN MONDAY 7 DECEMBER 2015 BRE, WATFORD
WHAT THE NUMBERS REALLY MEAN
MONDAY 7 DECEMBER 2015
BRE, Building 16 Conference Suite, Bucknalls Lane, Watford

 

10.00     Registration and refreshments

10:25     Introduction

10.30     Standards & Guidance – Stephen Turner, Stephen Turner Acoustics

Where does the information come from, how accurate and reliable is it?  How should it be used?  What are its limitations?  .

11.00     Field Tests, Uncertainty, Reports & Charlatans – Paul Goring, SLR Consulting

Airborne Sound Insulation & Impact Sound transmission Testing - what is involved, steps to minimize uncertainty, compromising factors that occur, what is not considered, reports – what to believe.

11:30 Refreshments

11.45     Measurement Uncertainty: The Laboratory Perspective – Jon Harriman, ANV

The one part of the chain that is relatively highly accurate and well controlled?

12.15     Noise Mapping: Uncertainty in Calculation Models – Erwin Hartog van Banda, DGMR

How the models are constructed, that they are an implementation of a particular approach which includes uncertainties/ assumptions, that the software's implementation introduces additional interpretation, the model's construction introduces further uncertainty/ assumption/ error, as does source data etc.

 

12.45     CPD – Why it Matters – Paul Shields, AECOM

Why we should be doing CPD, what it really means, and how to do it

13:00 Lunch

13.45     BRE Tour – Gary Timmins, BRE

Some acoustic measurement/ test facilities, how they are used and what they can tell us, together with their associated uncertainties/ limitations (several smaller groups).

14.30     Sound Within Buildings – Andrew Parkin, Cundall

Absorption Coefficients and Absorptive Surface Performance - how the values are measured and what they really mean.  Practical implications e.g. Sports Halls’ RT, ceiling absorbers, etc.  Sound Reduction Index/ Rw - measurement/ calculation/ composite values.  Difference between laboratory (test) and field values.  Typical compromising factors including resonance & site conditions

15:00 Refreshments

15.15     Outdoor Acoustic Measurements – Mike Breslin, ANV

How accurate/ reliable are they (depends on conditions/ context e.g. wind direction, location of sources)?  Good/ poor practice.  Data recording, analysis, reporting.

15.45     Panel Discussion/ Q&A about What the Numbers Really Mean

16.15     Close

07 December 2015   through   4:00 PM
BRE
Bucknalls Lane
Watford, WD25 9NH
United Kingdom

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Event Fee(s)
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Non-Members £ 90.00
Students £ 40.00
Young Members £ 40.00
Retired Members £ 40.00
Sponsor £ 55.00

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Retired Members £ 40.00
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