Acoustics for Schools (BB93)
Whether it is the inclusion of acoustic treatment to alleviate high levels of sound reverberation in a Sports area or drama hall, sound absorbers are required to enhance the acoustic performance to the levels recommended in BB93.
There are two potential problems with acoustics in schools. The first is reflected sound and the need to increase the quantity that is absorbed. The second relates to sound transmission and the structural ability of a room or space to either contain or prevent the introduction of sound invasion.
Not only can poor acoustics in the classroom affect the pupils, it can also affect the teacher as well. It is estimated that teachers use their voices for approximately 60% of their workday and the strain on the voice can significantly deteriorate when the teacher has to talk louder to overcome poor classroom acoustics.
Creating an environment where good communication can take place should be a priority for any classroom or learning space. Communication regularly breaks down when the classroom acoustics are deficient. Reducing noise and reverberation in any environment used for learning, such as school classrooms, home-based classrooms, and classrooms in places of worship, are extremely important.
Inspired Noise Solutions will aim to increase the acoustic performance of each individual case as all of our recommendations are aimed at ensuring compliance with the requirements of BB93, Acoustic Design of Schools.