ROCKWOOL has created a new CPD for architects ‘Acoustic Standards in Schools’ aiming to explain the science behind acoustics, the latest building regulations, best practice guidance on acoustics and explore the most appropriate sound insulation solutions for education environments.
The free CPD aims to provide a simple, reliable and effective way to work out the acoustic performance of insulation installed in walls, floors and roofs.
The importance of good acoustics in schools is increasing with urban environments becoming noisier.
More buildings are being developed in towns and cities as they are seeing increasing pressure on space, leading to more buildings being developed as multi-use, combining residential, educational and commercial environments in one unit.
Paul Barrett, Product Manager at ROCKWOOL Ltd commented: “ROCKWOOL has created this new CPD, focusing on the increasing issues surrounding acoustics in school buildings, to help make sure architects are aware of the issues and understand how stone wool insulation can provide a range of solutions that will last the lifetime of the building.”
Research has demonstrated over the years that poor acoustics can lower pupils’ academic performance and compromise classroom control.
The Department of Education and Skills introduced acoustic performance standards for new schools under the Building Regulations in 2003, Building Bulletin 93 (BB93).
Insulation choice has a major impact on meeting these acoustic requirements.
ROCKWOOL stone wool insulation solutions are proven to reduce ambient, impact and reverberation noise in educational buildings and fully tested to meet the rigorous demands of today’s legislation.
ROCKWOOL can provide flat roof insulation with HARDROCK Multi-Fix, external wall insulation using the REDArt system, internal partitions with ROCKWOOL FLEXI, internal floor solutions with ROCKWOOL FLEXI and ROCKFLOOR to combat impact noise and reduce flanking transmission with ROCKWOOL fire protection products.
Flanking transfer comprises of sound that is transmitted indirectly via paths such as external wall cavities, voids above partitions, ceilings and internal corridors, or where there are problems of excessive reverberation within the rooms themselves.
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