London Branch OPEN PLAN OFFICES: ADVANCES IN ACOUSTIC DESIGN Jack Harvie-Clark, Apex Acoustics Wednesday 18 November 2020: 6pm
London Branch Online Meeting
Open plan offices: advances in acoustic design
Jack Harvie-Clark- Apex Acoustics
Wednesday 18 November 2020

Offices went from full to empty overnight, and now some people are contemplating a return to the office. But it won’t be the same environment as it was. Previously “noise” in open plan offices was typically among the main issues of complaints according to Leesman research.

This presentation will look at the guidance in established International Standards (ISO 3382-3) for the acoustic design of open plan offices. The forthcoming ISO/DIS 22955, due for publication in autumn 2020, is entitled “Acoustic quality of open office spaces”. This new standard uses the multi-award winning Apex Method for acoustic design in activity-based working offices. We can go beyond simply considering the acoustic conditions in the empty room, and start thinking about the people, their activities, and the acoustic environment.

Jack Harvie-Clark is the founder of Apex Acoustics, an industry-leading and multi-award-winning acoustics consultancy, working across the UK. They regularly present their research at national and international conferences, as well as in scientific journals. Their new acoustic design method for open plan offices received two awards in 2019. Jack sits on the International Standards (ISO) Committee for the forthcoming ISO 22955: Acoustic Quality of Open Office Spaces. and is a WELL™ Sound Concept Advisor.

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18 November 2020

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