Acoustics Bulletin July - August 2021 issue available to Members

Acoustics Bulletin July - August 2021 issue available to Members

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Alex Shaida
Tue, 06/07/2021 - 12:28

The packed July/August 2021 issue of Acoustics Bulletin will be with members shortly and it includes these articles:

  • Nicole Porter, Robin Monaghan, Chris Wood and Jamie Easton of Anderson Acoustics Ltd discuss their aviation noise management and research work. They reflect on lessons learned from the pandemic and apply them to aviation noise management  ̶  identifying future challenges and tasks that they feel should be considered, while working towards the effective management of aviation noise as the industry recovers. Part two of this feature will be in the next issue.
  • We launch a new IOA award in memory of Dr Bob Peters. It will recognise excellence in the design, plan, delivery and management of acoustics education, or other significant contributions to education in acoustics. 
  • IOA Scottish Branch Chair, Anne Budd, reports on the Scottish Branch-led IOA activity at Edinburgh Science Careers Hive Online, which invited young people to consider what the problems of the future are, how STEM professionals will solve them and what their own skills and strengths can bring to these ambitions.
  • Angela Lamacraft is the IOA Diversity Champion. In this issue she writes about the Institute’s work to include equality in the ambitions of the Institute.
  • We publish the response from the IOA to the 2021 consultation on changes to Part L (conservation of fuel and power) and Part F (ventilation) of the Building Regulations for non-domestic buildings and dwellings, and overheating in new residential buildings.
  • There is no definition of what a peak particle velocity (PPV) is and how it should be calculated within an instrument and what the acceptable tolerances are. In the Instrumentation Corner section, Steve Cawser ponders how can we calculate PPV to ensure that data from different consultants or instruments is comparable? 
  • The ProPG: Planning & Noise, May 2017 (‘ProPG’) is jointly published guidance issued by the CIEH, IOA and the ANC. The Acoustics Ventilation and Overheating Residential Design Guide, Version 1.1, 2020 (‘AVOG’) was published jointly by the ANC and the IOA. This article analyses common ground and difference between ProPG and AVOG.
  • Construction is a vital economic sector to the UK economy that has significant impacts on the local communities it operates within. Best practice and regulation of the construction sector to minimise negative health impacts on local communities requires a strong evidence base, which is lacking in the UK. This article outlines the need and priorities for research to build evidence of the impact of construction on physical and mental health and wellbeing of people living and working near construction sites.

Just a note about our technical articles. Although they are not peer reviewed, they all go through an internal checking process via the IOA Publications Committee and their panel of volunteer experts. This is intended to highlight any discrepancies in the articles, or areas that may need clarification, which are then referred back to authors for amends.  

The deadline for the next issue (September/October 2021) issue is Monday 9 August 2021 at the latest please. If you have a technical article that you’d like to submit for consideration, please email the editor at nickyr [at] warnersgroup [dot] co [dot] uk