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School Classroom Ventilation and Acoustic Requirements



This case study demonstrates the design process for a new teaching block for a secondary school.

Beginning with the early conceptual design discussions with the architect, it follows the design development through to detailed specification of acoustic vents and practical problems encountered on site.

DURATION: 29 minutes

What You Will Learn

  • How to deal with classroom acoustic requirements
  • Potential natural ventilation strategies
  • Practical development of the HVAC design

About the Presenter

David Stribling

David Stribling is the Associate Director for Buro Happold’s Process Solution Group, covering dynamic thermal modeling and CFD modeling for internal and external spaces, such as  environmental wind modeling.

Who Should View

  • Architects
  • Mechanical and environmental engineers involved in the design of new schools and teaching spaces
  • Building designers interested in balancing sensitive acoustic requirements with that of a good naturally ventilated solution

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