Published Papers

The development of robust details for sound insulation in new build attached dwellings.


Published in the Journal of Building Appraisal Volume 2, Number 1, March 2006.

Round Robin on Uncertainty in Sound Insulation Measurements.


Presented at the Spring Conference of the Institute of Acoustics 2007.

A study of the effects of occupied test rooms and a manual, moving microphone when measuring Airborne Sound Insulation.


Presented at the Spring Conference of the Institute of Acoustics 2008.



An examination of some aspects of the use of ISO 140 Part 4 and 7 in field measurements.


Presented at Euronoise 2009.

Can the house building industry ever achieve full compliance with the sound insulation requirements of National Building Regulations and create truly sustainable homes?

Presented at Euronoise 2012.


An investigation into the effect of historic noise policy interventions.  Final Report, Annex 4, Building Regulations, 10 July 2012.

Jointly co-authored with Gary Timmins, Head of Acoustics at the Building Research Establishment as part of a project team coordinated by Rupert Taylor FIOA.  Published by DEFRA, Project NO 0234.


Building acoustics throughout Europe Volume 1: Towards a common framework in building acoustics throughout Europe.

Co-author and Convenor of Working Group 1.  Published as an e-book on the COST TU 0901 website, 2014.


Building acoustics throughout Europe Volume 2: Housing and construction type country by country.

Co-author and Convenor of Working Group 1.  Published as an e-book on the COST TU 0901 website, 2014.


The following are key papers published by Philip Dunbavin in association with others such as the Association of Noise Consultants, Napier University, Robust details Ltd, and the Building Research Establishment.

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