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Successful seminar on basic acoustic concepts, sound behaviour, sound insulation


On 4th January, the Chamber of Engineers held a well attended seminar covering basic acoustic concepts, sound behaviour and sound insulation. The audience were from different sectors, which included engineers, architects, representatives from the University of Malta, importers,  hospitals,  and even the hospitality industry.

In the first part of the seminar, the key speaker, Dr. Benjamin Fenech, covered the fundamentals of sound, measuring sound, sound, noise and health effects, as well as room acoustics. In the second part of the seminar he then discussed acoustic design, environmental noise and planning, and vibration and vibration isolation. At the end of the seminar, the audience were given the opportunity to ask questions.

Dr. Fenech holds a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, a Masters of Science in acoustics and a PhD in aeroacoustics. He has been exposed to acoustic consultancy since 2003 – at Lloyd’s Register ODS (Denmark), the University of Southampton, and most recently at Arup in the UK. Clients include Airbus, Dassault Aviation, Carlsberg, Rolls Royce, Jaguar Land Rover, Stryker Howmedica Osteonics, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals, University of Warwick, University of Birmingham, Network Rail, Crossrail and HS2.

The seminar was supported by Nexos lighting & vision, Dex workspaces and Falcom Co Ltd.

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Last Updated on Saturday, 02 February 2013 11:30