Sound solutions for on-line lectures & video conferencing spaces

Time: 09:30 - 10:15

Date: Week 6: 6-10 July


(A useful guide for University Estate Teams, Architects, Surveyors & Designers)

Architects and Designers tend to be ocular and focus, understandably, on form, light, colour and textures. Sound has none of these elements, yet now plays a vital role in the successful function of on-line learning & communication. Inspired aesthetics can be let down by poor acoustics or enhanced by a little attention to some basic principles.

In this brief seminar, written in collaboration with renowned acoustic expert, Jack Harvie-Clark, Apex Acoustics, we will explore the considerations necessary to create an acoustically optimal space. This applies equally to universities, for lecturers to deliver effective lectures, and for video conferencing in offices.

Design considerations include:

  • Ideal room size parameters (choosing your space)
  • Eliminating noise intrusion
  • Achieve optimal room acoustics

Acoustics are so essential to the success of many buildings that specific standards have been developed. In the case of education, it is Building Bulletin 93, part of the Building Regulations for England and Wales.


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