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North East Campus, Dundee

CSP Acoustics provided guidance to achieve appropriate acoustic design standards in relation to noise control and room acoustics for the new-build North East Campus, Dundee.

Project Overview

Acoustic design guidance has been integrated in to the overall project design, taking into account the recommendations for appropriate room acoustics and environmental noise control in schools in Building Bulletin 93 Acoustic Design of Schools: Performance Standards as balanced with other design and environmental target requirements and budgetary constraints.

The project was particularly challenging, as the school design includes a three-storey main atrium space, accommodating a number of different uses. These include a library, assembly hall, social dining and study group areas. This layout required a demanding design assessment to ensure all spaces concerned achieved suitable BB93 acoustic criteria. This was demonstrated through using three-dimensional room acoustic analysis software to model the atrium. Once modelled, this provided an effective environment to test potential solutions to control room acoustics.

Client

Robertson Construction Tayside Ltd/Dundee City Council

Key words

BB93:2014 / Acoustic Design of Schools / 3D modelling software / Room Acoustics

Project Information
  • Consultation Period: 2016-date
  • Completion: Under construction
  • Project Value: £17.2m
Project Team
  • Contractor: Robertson Construction Tayside Ltd.
  • Architects: Holmes Miller Architects
  • Acoustic Consultant: CSP Acoustics LLP
Early Decisions Make a Difference

It is a fact that the impact of many acoustical issues can be reduced by making appropriate early stage design decisions – site layout, building planning, materials and structures choices can all affect the magnitude and therefore cost of dealing with noise, privacy and communication issues. To help designers become more aware of the impact of acoustics on design and development CSP Acoustics is happy to provide CPD Updates on Acoustics and Noise issues to design practices and client organisations. Lunchtime, or longer, CPD sessions can be arranged for delivery in-house to suit client and design organisations.

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