Acoustic standards for schools

IOA members are being urged to respond to the Department for Education's consultation document, Acoustic design of schools: performance standards 2014.  The long-awaited revision to the building regulations on the acoustic design of schools, containing revised performance standards, to replace those contained in Section 1 of Building Bulletin 93, was published in March. All comments must be received by 16 May. The Institute is holding a meeting, entitled Acoustic Standards for Schools, at the Bishopsgate Institute, London, on 15 April to discuss the changes and implications, and it will be used to form its official response. Bridget Shield, Institute President, said: "It is very important that members contribute fully to the consultation and I would encourage them to attend this important meeting and take part in the discussion, so that our consultation response truly reflects the views of members on the changes. If you are unable to attend the meeting then please respond as an individual so the Department receives a good response, for or against the changes, from the acoustics community." Details of the consultation can be found here.  Details of the meeting can be found here