The January-February issue of the Acoustics Bulletin is available to members

The January-February issue of the Acoustics Bulletin is available to members

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Alex Shaida
Thu, 06/01/2022 - 10:44

 

The January/February 2022 issue of Acoustics Bulletin will be with members shortly in print and already avialable online, It includes these articles:

  • The instrumentation corner article in this issue ponders if we’ll ever see calibratable MEMS type chip mics capable of replacing half inch mics? And if not, why not?
  • Following expressions of concern from various agencies about the quality of reports passing to them, the IOA has seen that the requirement for training in both report writing skills and report evaluation is urgent, and so is launching two short courses in 2022.
  • IOA is organising Inter.noise 2022, the 51st International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control and Engineering in Glasgow on 21-24 August 2022. This year’s theme is ‘Noise Control in a More Sustainable Future’ and in partnership with Sustainable Acoustics, the IOA has formed a working group, which is tasked with benchmarking and minimising the carbon footprint and maximising the green credentials of the event.
  • The IOA STEM Committee has just been given the go-ahead to organise virtual work experience for up to 1,000 GCSE and A-Level students, in 2022, with an organisation called Springpod. The Committee needs volunteers to create videos, help them create content and present at webinars and panel events. If you are interested in getting involved and supporting this initiative, please get in email STEM [at] IOA [dot] org [dot] uk
  • The technical article in this issue is about the development of a new ISO Technical Specification on non-acoustic factors to improve the interpretation of socio-acoustic surveys.
  • The IOA actively monitors developing government policy across England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. In this issue, Mary Stevens, IOA Policy Support, reports on gym acoustics guidance, the Scottish Building Regulations – Heating and Ventilation – Consultation Response, the regulatory review on the future of flight and National Policy Statements for Energy.
  • Bridget Shield MBE reviews Raf Orlowski’s book, ‘Acoustics in Architectural Design’.

Just to remind you 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 Although they are not peer reviewed, they all go through an internal checking process via the IOA Publications Committee and their panel of volunteer experts.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 (March/April 2022) issue is Monday 7 February 2022 at the very 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 at any time.

Members can download it by going to https://www.ioa.org.uk/recent-bulletins

Non-members can access issues older than 12 months by going to: https://www.ioa.org.uk/publications/acoustics-bulletin