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Seminar about acoustics in TABS classrooms


This Acoustics in TABS Classrooms Seminar on Thursday 27th June, will be held at the Saint-Gobain Innovation Centre in London. Thermally Active Building Systems (or TABS) which utilise exposed thermal mass for temperature stabilisation are increasing as an educational building type due to energy efficiency and potential reduced running costs. However TABS buildings have specific acoustic challenges with potential increased low frequency reverberance and overall sound levels within the classroom, making learning difficult, and potentially limiting academic achievement.

This seminar will be one of the first seminars on the subject where leading acousticians will explore how to meet the acoustic challenges of TABS construction in schools, discussing the effect on meeting acoustic standards while still achieving the thermal conductivity required for a successful educational building.
Speakers include:
Adrian James, Adrian James Acoustics, Norwich – “The challenges of meeting BB93, and PSBP brief, in TABS classrooms.”
Pedro Novo, Max Fordham, “Achieving indoor ambient noise targets in naturally ventilated schools with TABS”
Andrew Parkin, Cundall Acoustics, – “Integrating acoustic design with thermal comfort, daylighting, fire and structure.”
Shane Cryer, Ecophon – Education Concept Developer
There are still a few spaces available for the seminar which includes coffee at 11.00am for 11.30am start and a Swedish lunch 12.30 – 1.00 pm. Finish 2.30 pm.
For more info regarding the seminar to be held at the newly opened Saint-Gobain Innovation Centre (95, Great Portland Street, London, W1W 7NY) click here
To confirm your place please email

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