North West Branch

"Overheating and Noise: New ANC Guidelines" - Presentation by Jack Harvie-Clark, Apex Acoustics (Meeting preceded by the NW AGM) Thursday 22 March 2018 at 6pm for 6.30pm start BDP, 11 Ducie Street, Manchester, M1 2JB


North West Branch Evening Meeting & AGM
“Overheating and Noise: New ANC Guidelines”
Jack Harvie-Clark, Apex Acoustics
Thursday 22 March 2018 - 18:00 for 18:30 start
BDP, 11 Ducie Street, Manchester, M1 2JB


Where residential developments rely on opening windows as a means to mitigate overheating, there can be a compromise between allowing excessive noise ingress with windows open, or excessive temperatures with windows closed. This problem is exacerbated by the move towards better insulated, more airtight buildings and the need, particularly in urban areas, to consider development on noisier sites.

The ANC 'Guide to Acoustics, Ventilation and Overheating ('AVO' Guide') has been published for consultation. The AVO Guide recommends an integrated approach to acoustic assessments for new residential development that takes due regard of the interdependence of provisions for acoustics, ventilation, and overheating.

Jack Harvie-Clark will present an overview of the guide together with some case studies of acoustically attenuated passive ventilation solutions. The Draft Guide can be downloaded HERE. Feedback on the draft is sought from all.

The presentation will be preceded by the North West branch Annual General Meeting.

Members are invited to join for food after the meeting, please email by Monday 19 March, a table at a nearby restaurant will then be booked.

Please register on the Eventbrite. CPD certificates provided upon request. If you have any queries please contact

Getting here:

Directions: BDP is located at Piccadilly Basin close to Manchester’s main railways station. Entrance is via Ducie Street close to the canal bridge.

by Car: There are 2 TCCP car parks located near 11 Ducie Street.

by Rail: Piccadilly Railway station is located approximately 500 meters away from 11 Ducie Street.

22 March 2018   to  
Building Design Partnership
11 Ducie Street
Piccadilly Basin
Manchester, M1 2JB
United Kingdom

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