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ANC workshop sets out best practice approach in sound insulation testing

Acoustic
professionals shared best practice in sound insulation testing at a workshop
organised by the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC).

Almost 100 testers from ANC member companies attended the event, held
in Birmingham.

The
ANC launched their Approved Document E Registration Scheme in 2003 to provide
independent verification of pre-completion sound insulation testing.

Since
then the scheme has gone from strength-to-strength, recording over 450,000
tests over the years.

Latest
figures reveal a pass rate of 97.4 per cent from approximately 30,000 tests
carried out in 2018.

Part
of this success stems from the commitment of ANC testers to share experiences
gained across the industry.

Dan
Saunders, Chairman of the ANC, said: “What makes the difference with the
Association’s registration scheme is the fact that it enables the building
industry to tap into the expertise of 300 registered testers, all qualified in
acoustics, who are able to deliver the Approved Document E testing nationwide.

“This
means the testing service comes with reassurance of consultancy advice from
member firms, backed up by the know-how of some of the most highly qualified
and experienced acoustic experts in the country.

“The
workshop provided a very useful opportunity to continue to drive forward best
practice and keep the scheme in pole position within the housebuilding sector.

“The
number of successful projects and the results achieved to date is testimony to the
scheme’s ability to deliver compliance in this important area.

“This is
particularly important when you consider these tests come at the end of the
construction phase and getting it wrong and then having to address the issue
can be a very costly process.”

To find
out more about the ANC and search for members registered to carry out
pre-completion testing please visit www.association-of-noise-consultants.co.uk/members-search

A video from
the workshop can be found at https://youtu.be/e7h71m3jvYE

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