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Acoustics, Ventilation and Overheating Guidance released

15th February 2018

The AVO Guide includes:

  • an explanation of ventilation requirements under the building regulations and as described in Approved Document F, along with typical ventilation strategies and associated noise considerations;
  • an explanation of the overheating assessment methodology described in CIBSE and TM59;
  • potential acoustic criteria and guidance relating to different ventilation and overheating conditions, for both environmental noise ingress and building services noise; and
  • a...
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Noise Abatement Society John Connell Awards 2017 – ProPG wins Soundscape Award

2nd November 2017

On Tuesday 31st October the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Defra Thérèse Coffey presented the team who produced the ProPG Planning Guidance with  the Soundscape award at the Noise Abatement Society 2017 John Connell Awards, the ‘Noise Oscars’, held at the House of Commons.

 

This landmark Guidance complements the UK Government’s National Planning Policy Framework and Guidance to provide practitioners...

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400,000th sound insulation test registered

3rd October 2017

Robin Mackenzie Partnership (RMP) were commissioned to undertake the completion sound testing at new build flats and houses in Alva, Clackmannanshire, which have been developed using Offsite Volumetric Construction. Nicola Robertson, a consultant at Robin Mackenzie Partnership, completed the milestone test at the site.

 

Robert Osborne of ANC, said: “The ANC Registration Scheme for pre-completion testing was established in 2004 by...

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How to do PR for acousticians

21st August 2017
ANC has recently appointed a PR consultancy to raise our profile and that of the acoustics sector in general. Trade association communications specialists Shepherd PR have been tasked with the activity, which will focus on promoting the expertise of the Association and the profession we represent, across print and digital media channels.

 

As part of the service, Shepherd PR... Read More

ProPG launched on 22 June

22nd June 2017

The Professional Practice Guidance on Planning & Noise (ProPG)  produced by the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC), the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) launched on 22 June 2017.

The long awaited guidance is available as a download here

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