Author: Shane Cryer

Visiting a sound place to learn

The bold new twin-site, City of Glasgow College super campus, imbued with Glasgow’s energy and complexity, is impressive. A host of design awards for Michael Laird and Reiach and Hall Architects, supported by Arup Acoustics, is a testament to this.   The £228m twin-site super campus itself constitutes a city community, a so-called “sticky” campus, […]

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Spreading the message about how to apply the new school acoustic standard

In April this year, Shane Cryer – Educational Environments Concept Developer continued Ecophon’s BB93 roadshows with a case study visit to the newly opened City of Glasgow College Riverside Campus, to highlight the importance of acoustics in education. This £66m campus, accommodating 2000 students, is just part of the overall £228m scheme to replace 11 […]

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New revised Acoustics of Schools : a design guide in UK

This document jointly published by the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) and the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) is designed to accompany the revised performance standards for the acoustic design of schools published by the Department for Education in December 2014 (White cover below). This latest document is a revision of the guidance previously published in 2003 as Sections 2 […]

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Designing for Special Educational Needs (SEN)

A 10 step guide by Adrian James, BB93 committee member The new BB93 Acoustic design of schools, sets out performance standards for schools in England and Wales. In this guest contribution post, Adrian James, a BB93 committee member, addresses the question many asked at the recent Acoustics and Noise Consultants conference in Birmingham, and which has caused […]

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Sound Advice – from the Ear Foundation

  Hearing loss is one of the world’s most common disabilities and yet one of the least supported. Fortunately, in the UK there is somewhere to go for help. Nottingham’s Ear Foundation has a dedicated team of support professionals, including audiologists, educators, signing tutors and researchers as well as speech and language therapists. The charity provides the […]

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Acoustic Design of Schools – performance standards (UK) New BB93

In order to demonstrate the new changes to BB93 Acoustic Design of Schools: Performance Standards, Ecophon UK commissioned Adrian James Acoustics to produce this video auralisation, which has been endorsed by NDCS, The National Deaf children’s Society. BB93 Part 2 (Guidance Notes) will be released June 2015. For more information, or a BB93 CPD, contact Shane […]

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Grace Academy, Darlaston – thermal mass meets sustainable acoustics

Grace Academy, Darlaston, recently completed by main contractor Kier, was recognised recently for achieving excellent acoustic standards, by a group of high profile architects from across England. The architects visited the Academy to celebrate the successful use of sustainable acoustics within a thermally activated concrete design, which complies with, and in some areas exceeds, BB93, the acoustic […]

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