Monthly Archives: November 2020

Measurement and Assessment of Groundborne Noise and Vibration presentations

Modelling of Groundborne Vibration – James Talbot


Groundborne Noise and Vibration – Instrumentation & Data Processing – Mike Breslin


Understanding the dynamic properties of soil and rock -Rupert Thornely Taylor


Red Book Launch – Tom Brodowski 


A review of the guidance on groundborne noise and vibration assessment criteria David Hiller


Sensitive Equipment and Operations Criteria – Tim Street


Vibration measurements – where it can go wrong – James Block


Predicting groundborne sound and vibration from HS2 -Oliver Bewes


Evaluation and assessment of building vibration with respect to human response – Henriette Howarth

Consultants appointed to key trade association role

Two specialist consultants have been appointed to the Board of a national trade association.


The Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) welcomed the new appointees who bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the Board.


Louise Beamish of WSP joins the Board for the first time, while Rob Adnitt of Adnitt Acoustics, returns to the board after an eight-year hiatus.


An acoustics consultant for more than 20 years, Louise leads WSP’s 50-strong team providing advice to a range of clients across many sectors.


Louise said: “I am passionate about my own development and that of others. I believe in creating opportunities for all and look forward to being part of the ANC Board, to feed into the continued success of the acoustics industry.”


Having previously served as a board member of the ANC from 2006 to 2012, Rob Adnitt was Treasurer from 2006 to 2010 and Chair from 2010 to 2012.


Rob has worked in acoustics since graduating in 1989 and has worked on a variety of committees and groups within the industry, shaping strategy, reviewing research, generating policy and giving oversight on issues including governance, inclusion and sustainability.


Rob said: “As a regular attendee of ANC meetings, I’m glad to re-join the Board at this point as the upcoming period will be a challenging and interesting time for the acoustics profession.


“I will be bringing my experience to the Board, not just in the field of acoustics but also in the more general area of board governance and strategy.”


Featuring 110 member companies, ANC is the voice of professional consultancy in acoustics, noise and vibration.


Its purpose is to highlight how ANC members lead the way to improve acoustics for the whole of society – and to promote high standards and good practice in the industry.


Paul Shields, Chairman of the ANC, said: “A significant strength of the association is the expertise our Board members bring and their commitment to the industry overall.


“We now welcome Louise and Rob to the Board along with their experience and knowledge of the sector.”