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Saint-Gobain Ecophon

Overview

Ecophon is part of the Saint-Gobain Group, a global supplier of acoustic ceiling, wall panel systems and screens that contribute to good room acoustics and support a healthy indoor environment, with a focus on offices, education, healthcare, retail and industrial manufacturing premises. Ecophon’s efforts are guided by a vision of earning global leadership in room acoustic comfort through the design and manufacture of sound-absorbing systems that enhance end users’ performance and wellbeing. Ecophon maintains an on-going dialogue with government agencies, organisations and research institutes, and is involved in formulating national standards in the field of room acoustics. Ecophon is actively committed to sustainability. The majority of the glass wool in our acoustic absorbers is made from recycled glass, giving them a high post-consumer recycled content level of at least 44%. We work closely with our suppliers to maximise the recycled content of the steel in our Connect grids. Ou...
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Online CPD Video (3)


Watch movie
20:37
This seminar looks at the relevant acoustic standards for Special Education Needs (SEN) teaching. It provides a summary of the changes to Department for Education document BB93: Acoustic Design for Schools, focusing on SEN room acoustics. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:
- How we hear
- The impact of noisy or reverberant environments, low frequency sound and its negative effects on learning
- What are the relevant acoustic standards for schools and how BB93 applies to different spaces within a school
- Design solutions to meet the new standard


This CPD can be booked as an online meeting. Please send booking enquiries to marketing@ecophon.co.uk
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Online Learning
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22:27
This presentation looks in depth at the subject of psychoacoustics and how human beings process auditory information, both psychologically and physiologically, in the context of an office setting. With an emphasis on health, well-being and performance, the subject matter also addresses the importance of acoustic biophilia in design and human responses to nature and the sounds of nature. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- How human beings perceive sound psychologically and physiologically in an office setting
- Why we perceive differently and why this is important to consider when designing office spaces
- The implications of recent research explaining perceptions of office acoustics
- How to identify different psychological and physiological auditory factors in the workplace
- The importance of biophilia, both in general and from the acoustic perspective, and ways to include elements in design
- The importance of good acoustics and how to apply practical solutions for psychoacoustics in office design


This CPD can be booked as an online meeting. Please send booking enquiries to marketing@ecophon.co.uk
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Online Learning
Watch movie
10:31
Hospital are noisy spaces, this seminar looks at the effect of sound on people in hospital and design solutions to solve acoustic challenges. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the sources of noise in hospital, how noise travels, how noise levels are experienced and the benefits of changing the sound environment
- Understand the effect of noise on patients and their recovery, with emphasis on vulnerable patient groups
- Understand the effect of noise on staff and their ability to carry out tasks in a noisy environment
- Understand what activity based acoustic design is and how it can be applied to hospitals
- Understand the UK acoustic standard for hospitals, Health Technical Memorandum HTM 08:01 and classes of sound absorption to standard EN ISO 11654


This CPD can be booked as an online meeting. Please send booking enquiries to marketing@ecophon.co.uk
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Online Learning

CPD Material (18)


Seminar
Acoustics for SEN Teaching
This seminar looks at the relevant acoustic standards for Special Education Needs (SEN) teaching. It provides a summary of the changes to Department for Education document BB93: Acoustic Design for Schools, focusing on SEN room acoustics. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:
- How we hear
- The impact of noisy or reverberant environments, low frequency sound and its negative effects on learning
- What are the relevant acoustic standards for schools and how BB93 applies to different spaces within a school
- Design solutions to meet the new standard


This CPD can be booked as an online meeting. Please send booking enquiries to marketing@ecophon.co.uk
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Seminar
Seminar
Psychoacoustics in the Workplace
This presentation looks in depth at the subject of psychoacoustics and how human beings process auditory information, both psychologically and physiologically, in the context of an office setting. With an emphasis on health, well-being and performance, the subject matter also addresses the importance of acoustic biophilia in design and human responses to nature and the sounds of nature. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- How human beings perceive sound psychologically and physiologically in an office setting
- Why we perceive differently and why this is important to consider when designing office spaces
- The implications of recent research explaining perceptions of office acoustics
- How to identify different psychological and physiological auditory factors in the workplace
- The importance of biophilia, both in general and from the acoustic perspective, and ways to include elements in design
- The importance of good acoustics and how to apply practical solutions for psychoacoustics in office design


This CPD can be booked as an online meeting. Please send booking enquiries to marketing@ecophon.co.uk
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Seminar
Seminar
Impact of Acoustics on Hospital Care and Recovery
Hospital are noisy spaces, this seminar looks at the effect of sound on people in hospital and design solutions to solve acoustic challenges. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the sources of noise in hospital, how noise travels, how noise levels are experienced and the benefits of changing the sound environment
- Understand the effect of noise on patients and their recovery, with emphasis on vulnerable patient groups
- Understand the effect of noise on staff and their ability to carry out tasks in a noisy environment
- Understand what activity based acoustic design is and how it can be applied to hospitals
- Understand the UK acoustic standard for hospitals, Health Technical Memorandum HTM 08:01 and classes of sound absorption to standard EN ISO 11654


This CPD can be booked as an online meeting. Please send booking enquiries to marketing@ecophon.co.uk
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Seminar
Multiple CPD formats
Designing for Dementia and Ageing
This CPD explores the effects of ageing and dementia on memory, sight and hearing and connects this to design,relating the information to research and standards.
Providing background information and examples of design details that may cause challenges to accessibility for older people and those living with dementia and information on and examples of ideas for achieving positive inclusive outcomes,
By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- Dementia and ageing; and the affects of these on our bodies and minds
- Design for inclusion
- Challenges in the design of a space that may affect an older person or someone with dementia and learn how to avoid them
- How to confidently promote positive aspects of design for dementia and ageing that help access and create engagement, and inclusion
- Current research findings and statistics on dementia
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Online Learning
Material type: Seminar
Multiple CPD formats
Office Acoustic Design with an Introduction to Psychoacoustics
This CPD explores the human centered approach to solving office acoustic issues and includes an introduction to Psychoacoustics. Psychoacoustics is the science that encompasses psychological and physiological responses to sound stimulus and gives us important knowledge about how and why human beings are affected by the peculiar aspects of the office environment. This includes performance and productivity as well as issues around health, well-being and inclusion. This presentation is evidenced-based and geared toward those who wish to gain knowledge and practical insights about how office interior environments affect human beings acoustically.
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Online Learning
Material type: Seminar
Podcast
A Sound Effect on People - Acoustics Podcast
"A sound effect on people" a podcast that explores how we are affected by sound. We explore how while poor acoustics can be harmful, a room with good acoustics can help you learn, work productively, even heal. Listeners will learn how our responses to sound aren’t just psychological but physiological too; different sounds spark different responses within our brains and bodies. This podcast series will explore how we can make our lives better, simply by improving the acoustic of the rooms we are in.
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Podcast
Multiple CPD formats
Acoustics For Futher and Higher Education
Hospital are noisy spaces, this seminar looks at the effect of sound on people in hospital and design solutions to solve acoustic challenges. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- The sources of noise in hospital, how noise travels, how noise levels are experienced and the benefits of changing the sound environment
- The effect of noise on patients and their recovery, with emphasis on vulnerable patient groups
- The effect of noise on staff and their ability to carry out tasks in a noisy environment
- What activity based acoustic design is and how it can be applied to hospitals
- The UK acoustic standard for hospitals, Health Technical Memorandum HTM 08:01 and classes of sound absorption to standard EN ISO 11654

This CPD can be booked as an online meeting. Please send booking enquiries to marketing@ecophon.co.uk
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Online Learning
Material type: Seminar
Multiple CPD formats
Acoustics in Education
This seminar will look at the impact of noise on educational environments, including three key studies on classroom acoustics: It will cover the following points:
- How we hear and who is affected by poor acoustics
- Heriot-Watt University Research
- Building Bulletin BB93 and the Equality Act 2010
- Bremen University Research Study
- Classroom acoustic standards, recommendations and solutions

This CPD can be booked as an online meeting. Please send booking enquiries to marketing@ecophon.co.uk
Material type: Online Learning
Material type: Seminar
Multiple CPD formats
Acoustic Design for International Projects
This presentation looks at basic acoustics before going into more detail about international standards and how they compare and relate to each other. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- The need for good acoustic design
- International and national acoustic standards
- Key acoustic measurements
- International trends for good acoustic design in office, health and education environments


This CPD can be booked as an online meeting. Please send booking enquiries to marketing@ecophon.co.uk
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Online Learning
Material type: Seminar
Multiple CPD formats
Acoustics in Clean Industry - High Care Environments
This seminar provides:
- A general overview of sound levels and how our ears work
- A look at the noise levels in different clean industry environments
- Reference to studies which show noise reduction achievable
- A look at the effects of reduced noise level on health & safety, well-being and productivity
- Technical information on products which is required for these environments


This CPD can be booked as an online meeting. Please send booking enquiries to marketing@ecophon.co.uk
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Online Learning
Material type: Seminar
Multiple CPD formats
Ceiling Design and Room Acoustics
The relationship between good room acoustics and the comfort of people who use the space. The seminar discusses how different acoustic ceiling and wall panel systems can be used to address acoustic issues and design challenges. This seminar covers:
- An introduction to the importance of room acoustics
- Discussion to the key acoustic considerations of reverberation, speech clarity, spatial decay and auditory strength
- Explanation of relevant ISO standards (Class A materials)
- Key design considerations when preparing acoustic ceiling designs, including edge specification, colourand use with thermal mass buildings and impact resistance
- Considerations for sustainability and environmental classifications


This CPD can be booked as an online meeting. Please send booking enquiries to marketing@ecophon.co.uk
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Online Learning
Material type: Seminar

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RIBA Core Curriculum areas