School Acoustics

Experts in TGD-021-5 – Acoustic Performance in Schools Guidance Document 

Excellent school acoustics are essential in creating a successful teaching/ learning environment. However this fundamental element is often overlooked when designing schools. Aesthetics, functionality and durability often supersede acoustic issues. But all four can easily be integrated to create the best possible teaching/ learning environment.

In 2013 (rev.2015), the Department of Education published a Technical Guidance Document addressing acoustic conditions in new-build primary and secondary schools. It sets out the performance standards which