London Branch

IoA Diploma Student Projects studied at London South Bank University Thursday 18 January 2018 at 6pm Venue: WSP I Parsons Brinckerhoff, WSP House, 70 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1AF




London Branch AGM & Evening Meeting
IOA Diploma Student Projects studied at London South Bank University
An abbreviated impact sound insulation testing method, and Scheduled train services noise impact on residents
presentations by Ben Dixon and Stuart Goodbun
Thursday 18 January 2018 at 6pm
Venue: WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, WSP House, 70 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1AF


Two of the best 2016-17 IOA Diploma projects undertaken by students at the London South Bank University will be presented. Pleased read the abstracts below.  

Issues on building sites arising from time constraints, logistics and interruptions can make completing an International Standards Organisation (ISO) compliant impact sound insulation test an arduous and possibly overly-complex task when testing in the field. A single-figure result that is produced is often not required by developers so much as a ‘pass or fail’ mark.

An abbreviated test method has been examined, by identifying common weaknesses in both isotropic and anisotropic floor constructions in order to focus the testing in these areas.

Compliant impact testing (ISO 16283-2) were carried out on 14 floor partitions of different construction methods, followed by an abbreviated testing procedure that reduces the amount of measurements and source positions, and the results compared.

Monitoring the impact of scheduled train services on urban, semi-urban and rural areas, prior to producing impact models for each location. Reviewing polices, guidance and supporting literature can give historical context on the impact of railway noise to the acoustic environment. Levels for NOAELs, LOAELs and SOAELs are proposed based on WHO guideline limits, BS8233:2014 and the recently published ProPG:2017. These levels can be used for different purposes from planning consultation of new developments, gauging new noise impacts coming to an area, as well proposing and modelling measures to mitigate environmental noise impacts     

Topics and speakers for the evening meetings are generally identified and organised by the London Branch Committee, but we always welcome new ideas and suggestions for future presentations. If you have any ideas or suggestions, or may even like to give a presentation yourself, please contact the London Branch Committee (Roslyn Andrews: )

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18 January 2018   through   8:08 PM
WSP l Parsons Brinckerhoff
70 Chancery Lane
London, WC2A 1AF
United Kingdom

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