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Alarming effects of noise in schools

86% of French students in middle and high school find their school too noisy. The worst place is the canteen, followed by the corridors and the entrance hall. This is showed by a recent French survey of students in middle and high school.

French school sets a new standard for learning spaces

A main pedagogic idea of the sixth form college is to develop and encourage student eloquence. So, when the school was set up in 2019, it was with a strong focus on acoustics and to offer the best speaking conditions possible.

Revitalizing a Victorian-era school building through improved acoustics

The design of primary school buildings was as different from today in the late 1800s as ideas about the value of education.

Kauhava School Centre

The modern learning environments at Kauhava School Centre also provide recreational facilities for the whole town. Ecophon’s acoustic solutions ensure an acoustic environment that works well for both school pupils and evening users.

Smart classrooms make pupils feel like home

We have all got used to smart phones, smart watches and smart TV:s. But smart classrooms? Oh yes. A research project in Barcelona has developed a concept of learning spaces that is, well – smart.

Eight pieces of advice for noise prevention

“Big, open plan offices have in many places been a disaster from a noise perspective.” Per Møberg Nielsen, the Danish nestor within noise prevention, does not mince his words about open plan offices.

A fly on the wall gives some insights into office design

What really happens in an office? Can staff focus on their tasks and work effectively at their desks? How are meeting rooms used? Do the results live up to the employer’s expectations?

BIM – The construction revolution is happening now

BIM is on its way to revolutionise the whole building and construction sector. And it involves all the line. Even the end users, as facility managers, must keep updated and learn what BIM really is.

Trilux Amersfoort

Amersfoort, The Netherlands

The unlimited workplace block

Meet Nigel Oseland, one of Britain’s most renowned workplace consultants.  

The Sundbyberg Study

Improved acoustics significantly reduces disturbance, according to unique study.

Good acoustics reduce sound levels in offices

Fleurop Nederland has a call centre where employees help customers send flowers.

Good acoustics reduce stress in open-plan offices

The Stress Research Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, conducted a study with Ecophon...

A different harmony by the sea

Right by the sea, between Amsterdam and The Hague, is the small Dutch town of Noordwijk. Here is the Woonzorgpark Willem van den Bergh located, a residential care park for mental and physical disabled.

Patient first at new Finnish hospital

When the Central Finland Health Care district needed to expand the Central Hospital in the city of Jyväskylä, they built a new coherent hospital with one leading principle: Patient first.

The silent problems of noise

India is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Noise surrounds many parts of Indian life, indoors as well as outdoors.