Sound Reduction Systems (SRS) is helping schools make improvements to learning environments by providing a free consultation and assessment in order to put in place an effective acoustics upgrade action plan.
SRS has also worked extensively within schools, colleges and universities to improve the learning environment.
Their wealth of experience and in-depth knowledge of acoustic design and soundproofing for schools in line with Building Bulletin 93 (BB93) from Section E4 of Building Regulations Part E, provides school managers, headteachers, architects and consultants with the most dependable solutions. These are designed to address whatever combination of acoustic issues a school is facing, be it sound reverberation, airborne noise, impact noise or ambient noise.
A number of studies from around the world have highlighted how challenging noisy school environments can be and the impact this can have on both teaching and learning.
Excessive noise in school is even more serious for children who have greater sensitivity to noise, which is particularly significant as children with Special Educational Needs are now routinely taught in a mainstream environment. Noise can impact much more severely on children with ADHD or autism in particular and be more challenging for students with a hearing impairment. By not addressing these sensitivities, schools could inadvertently be failing on their inclusion goals.
To provide valuable insights into how its products and systems can improve school acoustics, SRS has produced a free guide to BB93 (see below). This provides an introduction to the aims of BB93, illustrating how each target can be met using SRS products and demonstrating example constructions and installations.