Following the launch of Phase 2 of the Governments Priority School Building Programme (PSBP), leading interior solutions provider Armstrong has launched a RIBA-approved CPD on ceiling solutions for education.
The seminar, which earns RIBA members double points, meets RIBAs core curriculum subjects of designing and building it (design, construction, technology and engineering) and climate (sustainable architecture), both at a general awareness knowledge level. The CPD is designed to help architects better understand the new PSBP designs for schools and meet acoustic and thermal requirements to create a more energy efficient and comfortable learning environment.
The CPD advises that among other factors, acoustically the reverberation requirements have not changed from the original BB93 although the introduction of spaces for SEN (Special Educational Needs) students adds the requirement for high sound absorption at low frequencies. Also, that rain noise was not mentioned in the original BB93 and now the PSBP gives a more realistic figure than the BREEAM figure that was sometimes specified.
Armstrongs complete CPD portfolio is available on http://www.armstrong.co.uk/commclgeu/eu1/uk/gb/RIBA_seminars.html
or architects can contact the company directly to book one on 0800 371849.