Acoustic design standards for the assessment were based on guidance provided by the British Council for Offices (BCO) and the Association of Interior Specialists in its publication FIS-Finishes & Interiors Sector – A Guide to Office Acoustics.
CSP Acoustics guidance input included advice on: sound insulation between the office and retail units and adjacent hotel; reverberation times within the offices; indoor noise levels from external traffic noise on one of Dundee’s busiest thoroughfares. In addition, a noise impact assessment to comply with Dundee City Council plant noise impact criteria was also provided. CSP Acoustics, together with other design team members, helped to design and select the glazing specification that along with ventilation plant noise advice, allowed the client to achieve the appropriate BREEAM credits.
CSP Acoustics assessment successfully addressed the design evidence required for BREEAM credits Hea 05 and Pol 05.