Midlands Branch

"Noise, Ventilation and Overheating" - A presentation by James Healey, WSP Tuesday 27 March 2018 at 6pm for 6.30pm start WSP, One Queens Drive, Birmingham, B5 4PJ


Midlands Branch Evening Meeting
‘Noise, Ventilation and Overheating’ - A presentation by James Healey, WSP
Tuesday 27 March 2018: 18:00 for an 18:30 start
WSP, One Queens Drive, Birmingham, B5 4PJ


Where residential developments rely on opening windows as a means to mitigate overheating, there can be a compromise between allowing excessive noise ingress with windows open, or excessive temperatures with windows closed. This problem is exacerbated by the move towards better insulated, more airtight buildings and the need, particularly in urban areas, to consider development on noisier sites.

The ANC 'Guide to Acoustics, Ventilation and Overheating ('AVO' Guide') has been published for consultation. The AVO Guide recommends an integrated approach to acoustic assessments for new residential development that takes due regard of the interdependence of provisions for acoustics, ventilation, and overheating.

This talk presents an overview of the guide together with some case studies of acoustically attenuated passive ventilation solutions. Feedback on the draft is sought from all and can be downloaded here: The AVO Guide.

Attendance is free, no need to book, everyone welcome. CPD certificates can be provided.  

To assist security in printing passes please contact chris.bradley@wsp.com. As is traditional for IOA Midlands Branch meetings those attending are cordially invited for a curry at the Taj Mahal, Birmingham (Norfolk House, B5 4LJ).


Venue: WSP, One Queens Drive, Birmingham B5 4PJ

WSP, One Queens Drive



The Midlands Branch run a programme of evening meetings at a variety of locations across the West and East Midlands, aiming for one each month.

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27 March 2018   through   7:00 PM
WSP Birmingham
One Queens Drive
Birmingham, B5 4PJ
United Kingdom

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