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RIBA Core Curriculum: Designing & building it

The following CPD materials fall within the ‘Designing and building it – structural design, construction, technology and engineering’ RIBA Core Curriculum topic area.
Building in Low Frequency Sound Absorption at Nominal Cost
Seminar, by Colinwell Masonry
This CPD seminar offers advice on how sound reverberation can be controlled within spaces such as gymnasiums, swimming pools, lecture theatres and classrooms, an issue that has become pertinent since the introduction of Building Bulletin 93. It does this by providing a general introduction to acoustics, discussing the different types of noise within buildings, and considering the merits of each of the different types of sound absorbers available on the market, with particular attention paid to slotted-faced acoustic masonry blocks.

Colinwell is a fourth generation, family-run business that has been producing high quality concrete masonry products for over 120 years. Its extensive portfolio of products includes a range of acoustic masonry products that have been specifically designed to offer a robust means of controlling sound reverberation.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Understanding and Specifying Invisible Sound Solutions
This CPD explores how VPT (Vibrational Panel Technology) can be used to create invisible in application, loudspeakers that produce high clarity room-filling sound. The seminar looks at understanding and specifying audio systems to create a continuous design environment, while exploring the advantages of considering audio in the early stages of the design process.

Amina Technologies claims to have invented the world’s first plaster-over loudspeaker in 2001. Since then, the company has continued to evolve the technology required to create high quality sound via speakers rendered invisible in application by a variety of materials, most commonly a final skim of plaster. The speakers are designed and manufactured in Huntingdon UK.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 50 minutes.