Midlands Branch

A Holistic Approach to Good Residential Building Design - presented by Peter Turner Thursday 20 July 2017 - 6pm for 6.30pm start The Black Box Theatre, The Performance Hub, Walsall Campus, University of Wolverhampton, Gorway Road, Walsall, WS1 3BD


Midlands Branch Evening Meeting
A Holistic Approach to Good Residential Building Design - presented by Peter Turner
Thursday 20 July 2017: 18:00 for an 18:30 Start
The Black Box Theatre, The Performance Hub, Walsall Campus, University of Wolverhampton, Gorway Road, Walsall, WS1 3BD


Careful design of residential buildings is essential for the protection and welfare of dwelling occupants from unwanted sound. Noise from neighbouring dwellings, the environment, communal areas, commercial units, services, ventilation, appliances and structure, all contribute to a resident’s experience and so should be considered carefully and collectively at the earliest design stages. Reaction to noise varies considerably between individuals, depending on their personality, lifestyle, health and expectations. Background levels and the characteristics of each sound can skew an individual’s perceptions and opinions. The presentation addresses many factors associated with sound in residential buildings and assesses the robustness of current regulations against other guidance, policies and standards, including the recently published ProPG guidance.

Background :

Peter has worked in the fields of research, consultancy and compliance for over twenty years, specialising in building acoustics, with particular interests in acoustic assessments in occupied buildings.  He was recently Principal Acoustic Consultant at the National House Building Council. 

Attendance is free, no need to book, everyone welcome.  CPD certificates will be provided.  If you have any queries please contact A.Foteinou@wlv.ac.uk.  

As is traditional for IOA Midlands Branch meetings those attending are cordially invited for a meal at a local Indian restaurant after the meeting. Please let Aglaia know if you would like to come, so we can book a table.

Disclaimer: Any views or opinions expressed on any matters by the presenters or participants during or in connection with this presentation are solely the views of the authors of the respective comments and/or opinions and must not be taken to be the views of IOA or any other organisation. IOA makes no representations, warranties or assurances concerning any information provided in these presentations and accepts no responsibility for the content and/or accuracy.

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Watch the IOA website www.ioa.org.uk for further information about all Midlands Branch activities.





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Please follow the web link for directions to The Performance Hub, Walsall Campus.


Magdelene Road Entrance: Magdelene Road from the Broadway is the best access to parking for the Performance Hub. Parking is on a first come, first served basis and is free of charge.

The venue is easily accessible by road, situated off the A4148, easily accessible from the M6 motorway (J9).

Free parking will be available at the Magdelene Road entrance to the campus and also at the Gorway Road entrance. Parking is free of charge.

Regular trains into Walsall are available from Birmingham New Street, the connecting bus service No. 51 stops at the Gorway Road entrance to the Campus.

20 July 2017   to  
The Black Box Theatre, The Performance Hub
Walsall Campus - University of Wolverhampton
Gorway Road
Walsall, WS1 3BD

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