Institute of Acoustics targets austerity at conference

AUTHOR: Inavate

The Institute of Acoustics has announced a seminar to be held on September 14th and 15th at the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow, Scotland.

The event, is titled ‘A new decade - a new reality: rethinking acoustic practice for the austerity decade’, the event is said to be an essential event for anyone associated with acoustics and involved with buildings. It is being organised by the IOA’s Building Acoustics, Environmental Noise, Noise and Vibration Engineering and Measurement and Instrumentation Groups, Acoustics 2011.

Institute of Acoustics chief exec Kevin Macan-Lind comments: “In these times of difficult economic conditions, the conference theme is so relevant to those working in acoustics, in building design, solutions, services facilities and engineering, or private or public sector projects, schools and hospitals or involved with environmental, healthcare, traffic and automotive, or commercial audio and broadcast considerations. 

“Acoustics permeate the total building fabric – and solutions. So it’s essential to be flexible and adapt to changing marketplace needs and the impact of ever-tighter budgetary constraints.

“Featuring eminent speakers from universities and leading edge organisations, a packed programme covering diverse acoustics themes, workshops and a choice of tours to intriguing nearby venues offering additional acoustics perspectives, high quality facilities and accommodation at Glasgow’s Crowne Plaza, the event promises to be a major highlight in the acoustics calendar.”

The full programme can be found on the IoA Events page.