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A fundamental part of the learning process is the ability for students to be able to hear the teacher/lecturer. Acoustics is therefore an important aspect of the learning environment, whether that is in a school, college or university. The government published a performance document, Building Bulletin 93 (BB93) Acoustic Design of Schools, in 2003 to aid the design and construction of new education buildings.

In addition to the acoustic requirements contained within Building Regulations, the BREEAM Education accreditation scheme contains acoustic requirements. Relevant requirements are set out in the Hea 05 and Pol 05 sections of guidance.

We are highly experience in providing the acoustic design of new/refurbishment primary schools, secondary schools and colleges; and new or refurbished buildings at universities.

Our noise and vibration services for education projects include:

  • Noise surveys for planning applications and the design of building envelope sound insulation;
  • Specifying appropriate sound insulation between spaces;
  • Advice on building services noise control;
  • Design of internal room acoustics using acoustic modelling software; and
  • Supervision of acoustic works in progress and acoustic commissioning testing.

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