Project Description

Acoustics
BREEAM

Acoustic Design – University of Derby

Project: New Sports Facility, University of Derby

Contractor: G F Tomlinson

Architect: William Saunders

Service provided
Acoustic Design to meet BREEAM HEA05 credits.

Details
The building was designed to meet the reverberation time criteria outlined in BREEAM HEA05 credits and Employer’s Requirements. The challenge was to control reverberation within large volume sports spaces requiring predominantly acoustically reflective surface finishes and exposed concrete soffits for thermal comfort. 3D acoustic modelling was used to provide reverberation control strategies to meet the targets through the use of impact rated acoustic wall panelling and suspended acoustic rafts.

CATT Acoustic 3D acoustic model of Sports Hall:

Acoustic Design BREEAM HEA05