Our managing director James Cousins will be speaking at the National Construction Summit. Feel free to drop by for the for the talk or a coffee afterwards, for more information on the National Construction Summit visit https://www.nationalconstructionsummit.ie/speakers/
James’s talk with focus on acoustics and sustainable design:
Recent studies have shown that building acoustic design plays a key role in the occupant’s health, wellbeing and comfort. The acoustic design of buildings has traditionally focused on criteria developed from standards, building regulations and research publications to make them fit for function. While targeted measurable performance requirements are very important for the acoustic design, sustainability has broadened to take a whole building approach with the occupants at the centre of the acoustic design strategy. A holistic design approach leads to positive health outcomes including; improving the distraction of students in schools leading to improved academic performance, reduced stress and annoyance in the workplace, improved productivity and better health outcomes for patients in healthcare settings. Sustainable building rating assessments including LEED, BREEAM, WELL and HPI all consider acoustics a key element of sustainable design. This has been recognised by the inclusion of project specific assessments within their certification schemes. This talk explores the relationship between sustainable design, building acoustics and the benefits of targeting a high-performance acoustic environment.