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  1. AN EVOLVING PARTNERSHIP: Home Builders and Acoustic Experts Ed Clarke ANC Chairman

  2. AN EVOLVING PARTNERSHIP: Home Builders and Acoustic Experts Introduction Fundamentals of acoustics Fields of endeavour Input to construction industry Examples and case studies Summary

  3. AN EVOLVING PARTNERSHIP: Home Builders and Acoustic Experts Introduction ANC – Association of Noise Consultants ASA – Alan Saunders Associates RDL – Robust Details Limited UKAS – United Kingdom Accreditation Service PCT – Pre-completion testing IOA – Institute of Acoustics

  4. AN EVOLVING PARTNERSHIP: Home Builders and Acoustic Experts NOISE: “sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience” - Princeton Wave theory

  5. AN EVOLVING PARTNERSHIP: Home Builders and Acoustic Experts Interactions Sound Propagation Sound Insulation Sound Absorption Source Noise Control Vibration Propagation Vibration Control

  6. AN EVOLVING PARTNERSHIP: Home Builders and Acoustic Experts Consultancy Topics Transportation Noise Building Acoustics Performing Arts Industrial Noise Control Noise & Vibration at Work Ground borne Vibration Noise Mapping (END) Noise Impact Assessment (inc. underwater!)

  7. AN EVOLVING PARTNERSHIP: Home Builders and Acoustic Experts Acoustics for Home Builders Masterplanning & Infrastructure Environmental Impact Assessment (inc PPG24) Site Mitigation and Façade Design [pre-conversion testing] Design Review & Detailing Reverberation in Common Parts Demolition / Construction Noise & Vibration Site Inspection & Workmanship Pre-completion Sound Testing Diagnostic Investigation & Remedial Action

  8. AN EVOLVING PARTNERSHIP: Home Builders and Acoustic Experts Acoustics for Home Builders Masterplanning & Infrastructure Environmental Impact Assessment (inc PPG24) Site Mitigation and Façade Design [pre-conversion testing] Design Review & Detailing Reverberation in Common Parts Demolition / Construction Noise & Vibration Site Inspection & Workmanship Pre-completion Sound Testing Diagnostic Investigation & Remedial Action

  9. AN EVOLVING PARTNERSHIP: Home Builders and Acoustic Experts Noise Impact Assessment Baseline Noise Surveys Existing and Predicted Noise Impacts Relative and Absolute Criteria WHO (BS8233) BS4142 DMRB, CRTN, CRN Communication of findings to decision makers clear, precise, comprehensive NOISE MAPS

  10. AN EVOLVING PARTNERSHIP: Home Builders and Acoustic Experts Acoustics for Home Builders Masterplanning & Infrastructure Environmental Impact Assessment (inc PPG24) Site Mitigation and Façade Design [pre-conversion testing] Design Review & Detailing Reverberation in Common Parts Demolition / Construction Noise & Vibration Site Inspection & Workmanship Pre-completion Sound Testing Diagnostic Investigation & Remedial Action

  11. AN EVOLVING PARTNERSHIP: Home Builders and Acoustic Experts Design Review & Detailing Study drawings and identify areas of weakness Discuss ‘buildability’ issues Detailed analysis of new constructions and building materials SEA (eg ISO 12354)

  12. Auralisation ADE Compliant Wall Solid Concrete ref type 1.2 Dense Cavity Blockwork Wall Robust Detail EWM1(site) Robust Detail EWM1(lab)

  13. AN EVOLVING PARTNERSHIP: Home Builders and Acoustic Experts Acoustics for Home Builders Masterplanning & Infrastructure Environmental Impact Assessment (inc PPG24) Site Mitigation and Façade Design [pre-conversion testing] Design Review & Detailing Reverberation in Common Parts Demolition / Construction Noise & Vibration Site Inspection & Workmanship Pre-completion Sound Testing Diagnostic Investigation & Remedial Action

  14. AN EVOLVING PARTNERSHIP: Home Builders and Acoustic Experts Demolition / Construction Noise Monitoring Sensitive sites - hours restrictions or noise limits Expectation management – consideration & communication Real time noise monitoring – instant satisfaction

  15. AN EVOLVING PARTNERSHIP: Home Builders and Acoustic Experts Summary Acoustic consultancy is a science Explaining the results is an art ! Familiarity shouldn’t breed contempt We have a lot more to offer than just sound insulation testing

  16. AN EVOLVING PARTNERSHIP: Home Builders and Acoustic Experts Ed Clarke ANC Chairman