Our Acoustics Team Take Their Entertainment Noise Seminar to Newcastle
Following on from a successful event in Manchester, our Acoustics Team hosted another Entertainment Noise seminar in Newcastle at the end of November.
Technical Director Simon Urquhart hosted the event, with fellow acousticians, planners, environmental health officers and developers in attendance at the stylish venue of Bealim House. After enjoying a drink and delicious buffet over informal networking, Simon introduced the speakers; Regional Director Jon Fox, Principal Acoustic Consultant Richard Calvert and Senior Acoustic Consultant Edward Goldsmith. However, just as the seminar began, the sound from the evening revellers downstairs broke through and it was apparent that acoustic mitigation may be required, topical and a point that was not missed by the audience. Speakers were asked to raise their noise levels to ensure sufficient speech intelligibility.
Bobbie Nicol Wins at the Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning
Graduate Landscape Architect Bobbie Nicol, from our Glasgow office, won the Designing Places Student Competition at the Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning last week. Below she shares a little more about the competition and awards evening.
Designing places was a student competition ran by Suzie Stirling, head of placemaking for the Scottish Government. I took part in this competition during Year 5 of my MSc in Landscape Architecture at the University of Edinburgh together with 3 other students; Kathryn Cockburn- City Planning and Registration at the University of Glasgow, Julie Papouskova- Urban Planning and Property Development at Heriot Watt University, and Elva Chan- Architecture at the University of Edinburgh.
Martin Downing Presents at the National Radon Forum
Earlier this week, Associate Director Martin Downing from our Edinburgh office, gave a presentation on the management of radon gas during underground construction works at the National Radon Forum. The Forum was organised by Public Health England and brought together nearly 100 experts in radon from across the UK. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas and can be a significant health hazard in mines and tunnels due to its association with lung cancer.
We’re Amongst a Handful of UK Organisations to Achieve a New Health & Safety Standard
ISO 45001:2018 Accreditation
An ISO 45001 occupational health and safety management systems transition audit, by Exova BM Trada, recently took place at our Head Office in Stoke-on-Trent. The auditor’s findings resulted in approval for our accredited health and management systems to transition successfully from our current Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series standard – OHSAS 18001:2007, to the International Organization for Standardization occupational health and safety management systems standard – ISO 45001:2018.
Dates for NEBOSH Health & Safety Training at Wardell Armstrong Announced
Wardell Armstrong are pleased to announce further dates for the NEBOSH National General Certificate (NGC) in Occupational Safety and Health, commencing on Monday 7th January 2019. (NGC1 delivered during week one 7 – 11 January, followed by GC2 in week two 21 – 25 January.) The course runs for two weeks with written examinations on 29th January 2019.
Forge Lane Competes in Construction Rocks!
For the second year running, Wardell Armstrong’s house band ‘Forge Lane’ competed against bands from the property industry, and in front of 600+ people, at ‘Construction Rocks’ last night.
Wardell Armstrong Highly Commended at the 2018 Keynetix Users Awards
Wardell Armstrong have been “Highly Commended” in the Data Visualisation category at this year’s Keynetix User Conference Awards that took place in Oxford on Monday 15th October.
This year’s conference theme was “Geotechnical data without boundaries” and focused on ways that users of digital engineering are continually improving the way that they collect data and how they find new ways to visualise, utilise and present this data.
Our Cardiff Office Has Moved!
To accommodate for the increased demand for our services in Wales and South West England, our Cardiff office has moved.
Wardell Armstrong Doubles its Laboratory Space for Mineral Processing Facilities
Thank you to everybody who helped us to celebrate the launch or our newly expanded mineral processing facilities at our Truro office last night.