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Take it outside - Acoustic Design for Outdoor Events

Given the fresh challenges associated with safely operating indoor events since the onset of COVID-19, it might be expected that there will be…

Acoustics for Wellbeing – the Home Office

During the last few weeks, everyone has had to learn to adapt to new situations. For many, including all of us in the Max Fordham Acoustics team,…

Acoustics,Ventilation & Overheating - A Joined-up Approach to Indoor Comfort

Over the past four years, I have been involved in the production of the Acoustics Ventilation and Overheating (AVO) Residential Design Guide.  The…

The Future of Cars is Electric! How will this change our designs? (Part 2 - Acoustics)

It’s not enough to design a building that suits the environment it is built in, you also have to try and make a building suit whatever environment…

Sound Bites - Acoustics in Restaurants

As an acoustician specialising in the built environment, I believe any push to increase general awareness of acoustics in the spaces we occupy…

Chill Hill

Peabody's St. John's Hill residential development is located next to the train line passing through Clapham Junction - Europe's busiest station…

LINING A SILVER CLOUD FOR SCOTTISH OPERA

Scottish Opera’s new Silver Cloud Studio is a 5,000 square foot orchestral rehearsal space at Hillingdon Park near Glasgow. An existing industrial…

AN ACOUSTIC JOURNEY AT THE WELLCOME COLLECTION

The ‘THIS IS A VOICE’ exhibition, running at the Wellcome Collection from 14th April to 31st July, examines the material quality of the voice…

Hearing is believing

Acoustic performance in learning spaces is key to academic progress. If a student can't hear the lecturer, education is more difficult. For…

When Will the Music Play at Alexandra Palace?

Tucked away in a forgotten corner of the sprawling Alexandra Palace complex lays a forgotten treasure. Eighty years ago the curtains in the…

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