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Acoustic excellence recognised at ANC organised awards

  • 25 Jul 2018

Acoustic professionals gathered in the Midlands for an annual event, organised by ANC, that showcases excellence in their industry.

Projects across a range of environments were recognised at the Acoustic Awards, organised by the Association of Noise Consultants, held at the Hyatt Regency in Birmingham.

For six years, ANC, the voice of professional consultancy in acoustics, noise and vibration, has held the awards for UK acoustic consultants.

This year, the awards showcased the skills of members across five categories, with an award also given at the evening event for the best presentation of an award entry, judged by delegates at the ANC conference, which took place earlier in the day.

The winners were presented by Dr Hugh Hunt, Reader in Engineering Dynamics and Vibration at the University of Cambridge.

The winners were:

Building Acoustics, sponsored by H&H Acoustic Technologies

• WINNER: Clarke Saunders Associates – Quadrant 4
• HIGHLY COMMENDED: Adrian James Acoustics – Nur Alem Pavilion
• COMMENDED: Arup – Royal Academy of Music
• COMMENDED: Hoare Lea – Outer Space Project

Jim Hendley from H&H Acoustic Technologies, Dan Saunders of Clarke Saunders Associates and Dr Hugh Hunt.

Jim Hendley from H&H Acoustic Technologies, Dan Saunders of Clarke Saunders Associates and Dr Hugh Hunt.

 

Education Acoustics, sponsored by Ecophon

• WINNER: Hoare Lea – Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
• HIGHLY COMMENDED: Apex Acoustics – The National Centre for the Written Word
• COMMENDED: WSP – New River College Pupil Referral Unit and The Bridge Integrated Learning Space

Shane Cryer of Ecophon, Michael Whitcroft of Hoare Lea and Dr Hugh Hunt

Shane Cryer of Ecophon, Michael Whitcroft of Hoare Lea and Dr Hugh Hunt

 

Environmental Noise, sponsored by ANV Measurement Systems

• WINNER: Southdowns Environmental Consultants – Crossrail C510
• HIGHLY COMMENDED: Temple Group with FLO – Northern Line Extension
• COMMENDED: Arup – Forth Replacement Crossing

Mike Breslin of ANV, Rick Methold of Southdowns Environmental Consultants and Dr Hugh Hunt.

Mike Breslin of ANV, Rick Methold of Southdowns Environmental Consultants and Dr Hugh Hunt.

 

Vibration, sponsored by Pliteq

• WINNER: Atkins
• HIGHLY COMMENDED: AECOM
• COMMENDED: Apex Acoustics

James Bligh of Pliteq, Matthew Thomson and Louise Morris of Atkins, and Dr Hugh Hunt.

James Bligh of Pliteq, Matthew Thomson and Louise Morris of Atkins, and Dr Hugh Hunt.

 

Smaller Projects

• WINNER: Bureau Veritas – Sidac Sports and Social Club
• HIGHLY COMMENDED: RBA Acoustics – Lyall Mews – Site Enclosure

Simon Faircloth of Bureau Veritas with Dr Hugh Hunt.

Simon Faircloth of Bureau Veritas with Dr Hugh Hunt.

 

Best Presentation, sponsored by Armourcoat

• WINNER: Adrian James Acoustics

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A distinguished panel of judges, consisting of academics and professionals, as well as representatives from the sponsor companies, scrutinised the national and international entries.

Robert Osborne, of ANC, commented: “The awards recognise world-leading expertise in our industry.

“They show how ANC members lead the way to improve acoustics for the whole of society and promote high standards and good practice in the industry.

“We are very grateful to our sponsors and judges for their support.”

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