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  • Something new for building acoustics!

    The verification of building acoustic quality requires technicians to take numerous measurements from multiple locations in the building. This requires excellent organization and a perfect knowledge of the standards and regulations in force. 01dB offers a simple, effective and versatile solution to help acoustic engineers improve their productivity: 01dB Smart Building Acoustics Solution. ...


    By ACOEM

  • Complete hand-held building acoustics analyzers from Bruel & Kjaer

    With an award-winning design and based on extensive research amongst sound and vibration technicians, engineers and consultants, Type 2270 and 2250 Hand-held Analyzers are both innovative, 4th generation analyzers from Brüel & Kjær. Type 2270, with its dual-channel measurement capability, and the single-channel Type 2250, host many of the same measurement application modules. One of these is ...

  • RBA Acoustics gets the gong

    RBA Acoustics won the Vibration category, sponsored by Bruel & Kjaer UK, at the Association of Noise Consultants’ (ANC) 2016 awards scheme. The company’s winning project involved the conversion of office buildings within the exclusive area of Mayfair, inside Central London, into a series of high value apartments. Located just above the London Underground’s Jubilee ...

  • ‘Advance’ Your Acoustic knowledge

    Sound and vibration expert, Brüel & Kjær is pleased to announce its support of the Institute of Sound & Vibration Research (ISVR) 2011 Advanced Course. ISVR’s Advanced Course consists of a three-day core element, which is preceded by an optional two-day refresher in the principles of vibration and acoustics. Following completion of the refresher ...

  • Excellence in Acoustics Awards scheme

    Acoustic trade association, Association of Noise Consultants (ANC), has launched a set of awards to promote and recognise excellence among UK acoustic consultants and raise the profile of the acoustics industry.  The awards, due to be presented on Tuesday 8th October in Birmingham’s Crowne Plaza hotel, divides into four sections: Environmental Acoustics, sponsored by Bruel & ...

  • Green walls, effective acoustic insulation

    The Department of Thermal Machines and Motors of the University School of Mining and Public Works Engineering is exploring the energy efficiency of buildings by conducting tests on various materials. Zaloa Azkorra, an agricultural engineer, began to study the acoustic and energy efficiency of green walls to find out their performance, since these walls consisting of vegetation could be beneficial ...

  • New annual acoustic award scheme

    The Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) has launched a new annual awards scheme, offering entrants the chance to win a state-of-the-art sound level meter, donated by Brüel & Kjær. During the conference, taking place on Tuesday 8th October in Birmingham’s Crowne Plaza hotel, this particular prize will be awarded to the winner of the Brüel & ...

  • Cirrus Research is a Key Sponsor of the Institute of Acoustics

    Cirrus Research is proud to be a Key Sponsor of the Institute of Acoustics, the UK’s professional body for those working in acoustics, noise and vibration. The Institute of Acoustics was formed in 1974 from the amalgamation of the Acoustics Group of the Institute of Physics and the British Acoustical Society (a daughter society of the Institution of Mechanical ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Assessment of landslides using acoustic real-time monitoring

    Researchers at the U.K.'s Loughborough University Civil and Building Engineering department have won the Loughborough Enterprise Awards for Commercialization by demonstrating a technolgy that could save lives around the world and lessen devastation to infrastructure. The one-year project, which is funded by the U.K.'s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, is being led by Dr Neil ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • ESTECH marks 20th year with new acoustic testing site

    Situated less than 40 km from the centre of Tokyo, the two storey building has a hemi-anechoic chamber, an excitation test room and an associated test preparation room. The excitation test room, which can be flexibly partitioned, contains two structural beds isolated from external vibration. And two cranes capable of lifting up to 2.8 tonnes, for moving heavy structures such as engines, tractor ...

  • Robot-controlled acoustic holography helps hearing aid development

    Hearing aid manufacturers are constantly striving to improve speech intelligibility and comfortable listening, with researchers investigating computer-aided technology to design better hearing aids by improving sound transmission, reducing noise interference and feedback. According to Poul Kristensen, Senior Acoustic Engineer at GN ReSound: “The big challenge in ...

  • Det-Tronics introduces Revolutionary FlexSonic Acoustic Gas Leak Detector

    Detector Electronics Corporation (“Det-Tronics”), the global leader in fire and gas safety systems, introduced its revolutionary FlexSonic Acoustic Gas Leak Detector today. Det-Tronics is part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). Designed to withstand the harshest environments, from arctic to tropical conditions, the FlexSonic ...

  • Green walls show promise as sound barriers for buildings

    Green walls, designed so they are covered in vegetation, could help cut the amount of noise that enters buildings, a new study has found. In lab. tests, researchers found that a modular green wall system reduced sound levels by 15 decibels (dB). This leads them to believe that it is a promising sound reduction device that could improve quality-of-life for city residents. Green walls and green ...

  • Delaware Asbestos Consultant Strives to Make Buildings Safe

    Asbestos was widely used in the past in thousands of products and building materials.  Even though the use of asbestos has been banned in most of these materials, they still can be found in thousands of buildings across Delaware and the Mid-Atlantic.   Asbestos is most commonly found in older homes, in pipe and furnace insulation materials, asbestos shingles, millboard, textured paints ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Det-Tronics recognized with exida’s safety award for the FlexSonic Acoustic Gas Leak Detector

    Detector Electronics Corporation (Det-Tronics),  the global leader in fire and gas safety systems, has been recognized with exida’s Safety Award, Sensors Category, for its revolutionary FlexSonic Acoustic Gas Leak Detector. Det-Tronics is part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of ...

  • BAE Systems selects Brüel & Kjær to develop Acoustic Signature Management System for new UK Royal Navy vessels

    BAE Systems has awarded Brüel & Kjær the Design Development Agreement to deliver a Hull Vibration Monitoring System (HVME) for the UK Royal Navy's Type 26 Global Combat Ship (T26 GCS). Reducing a ship’s radiated noise signature is a key element to its tactical deployment, and an HVME system is the ideal means for this - providing self-noise monitoring capabilities ...

  • Hodgson & Hodgson on the Right Track in Europe

    Building on the sucess of winning the UK arm of Bombardier Transportation’s Supplier of the Year 2010, Hodgson & Hodgson Group recently headed to the International BtoB Meetings for the Railway Industry in Lille, France to promote its capabilities to various European Railway Industry Executives.   Hodgson & Hodgson showcased its unique business proposition of being a “One ...

  • Revolutionary reflex

    Investigating acoustic and vibration measurements is set to become much easier with Brüel & Kjær’s new post-processing software - PULSE Reflex.Designed in close cooperation with the company’s customers already using its PULSE data analysis system, within different industry sectors worldwide, PULSE Reflex comprises three main applications. The first, PULSE Core Time, is a record editing and ...

  • Brush up with Bruel & Kjaer UK

    Sound and vibration expert, Bruel and Kjaer UK is now taking bookings for its autumn training courses, including sessions with technical lectures on acoustic and vibration subjects, as well as practical equipment training:Type 2250 User Training for environmental measurements training goes through the basics; from setting the meter up for different types of environmental measurement, through to ...

  • Meet and Greet with Bruel & Kjaer UK

    Leading sound and vibration solutions supplier, Bruel & Kjaer UK will be on hand at various industry events and workshops, over the next few months, to discuss its latest range of products and services.Bruel & Kjaer UK’s application specialists will be demonstrating its latest tools, including the 2270 sound level meter, at environmentally focused events such as the Chartered Institute of ...

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