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Acoustics in Educational Facilities – A Best Practice Approach

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Acoustics in Educational Facilities – A Best Practice Approach


May 4th, 2023

Session Synopsis

As educational authorities around the world have recognised, poor acoustics have significant negative impacts on the functioning of schools and educational facilities.

Including effects on cognitive functioning, potential infringement of Discrimination, Disability & OHS Acts, and more, these effects make it clear that acoustics are as vital a design consideration as ventilation, lighting, or energy use.

Here in Australia, various state authorities have published guidelines that acknowledge and address this issue. Dealing with all aspects of school design – these documents cover a range of acoustic considerations, including reverberation control, sound isolation of walls, and more.

Titled Acoustics in Educational Facilities – A Best Practice Approach, this session examines the requirements of these guides and outlines the best ways to achieve favourable acoustic outcomes in educational projects.

At the end of this presentation, you should be able to:

  • Identify the basic principles of modern pedagogical design
  • Explain the role that acoustics play in creating good learning environments.
  • Outline the regulatory framework and guidelines that apply to acoustics in educational settings
  • Identify the pathways to sound acoustic design for schools and other educational facilities


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