The modern sound level meter is a powerful tool with many useful functions, but what are the most important things to know? This post aims to act as a simple to follow guide.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site at Paola, Malta has special significance due to its remarkable acoustic properties. The Hypogeum of Ħal-Saflieni is an underground cave system covering around 500m² on 3 levels, with various inter-connecting corridors and passageways that lead to a number of small chambers, built between 3000-2500BC. The cave system was re-discovered in 1902 and since then there has been particular interest in one of the rooms, named the “Oracle Chamber”. The space is said to amplify voices dramatically, with certain frequencies resonating enough to be felt through the body.
There are few things better than British Summer music festivals – and there’s something for everyone, whether you like mud and metal, green fields and folk music, or something a little more quiet and creative. But what if you live near one of these festivals, and the noise of music and crowds isn’t your idea of a relaxing summer weekend? Continue reading Noise monitoring at Pulse Festival 2014
Around 80 delegates enjoyed this year’s Solent Acoustics conference ‘Acoustics in the Built Environment’, held on Friday 4 April at Solent Conference Centre. The conference has proved to be once again a great success thanks to insightful and interesting presentations from guest speakers and a lively Q&A debate. Keynote presenters included Nicholas Jones from Hilson Moran, who examined a range of his company’s most interesting and challenging installations. Phil McIlwain from The City of Westminster Council explained a few of the recent legislative changes and codes of practice from the local authority perspective. Kyriakos Papanagiotou from KP Acoustics discussed ‘Echotectonics’ (TM) his innovative new approach to noise assessment, while Jonty Stewart from Wight Noise investigated various causes of partition failures and dicussed how to avoid them.
We are delighted to announce the four keynote speakers for our upcoming one-day conference, Acoustics in the Built Environment, which will take place on Friday 4th April 2014 at the Solent Conference Centre.
Click here to find out more about the conference, and if you haven’t already registered, it’s quick and easy to do so on our Eventbrite page.