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Managing sound in education environments

With the recent halt to at-school learning, the education sector is taking advantage of the downtime to plan re-modelling and improvements. Classrooms with poor acoustics not only have a negative impact on students’ ability to comprehend speech, but also impact their ability to read, pay attention, concentrate and behave appropriately.


When designing an education space with good acoustics, here are some fundamentals to consider:


Buffer zones

Add structural buffer zones between noise sensitive classrooms.


Reduce reverberation

Reduce reverberation in hallways.


Desk arrangement

Arrange desks at an angle around the room, rather than in rows.


Reducing noise from moveable furniture

Add soft tips or pads to the bottom of tables and chairs.


Speech-reflecting zone

Add a speech-reflecting zone with reflective ceiling tiles above the area where the teacher regularly stands.


The importance of light fixtures 

Replace noisy light fixtures.


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