ERIC Number: ED022336
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Acoustics and Educational Facilities. A Guide for Planners and Administrators.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., Troy, NY. Center for Architectural Research.
An attempt to gather and organize information regarding acoustics in schools, and a planning guide for school architects and administrators, this report can be useful at various stages in school design, particularly analysis, planning and construction. To accomplish these goals two attitudes are necessary -- (1) acoustics must be thought of as more than "removal of noise," and (2) the concept of acoustics as an "after the fact" curative for sound problems should be replaced by inclusion of acoustical considerations at every level of architectural design. Guidelines are oriented to provide the designer with--(1) an understanding of basic acoustical principles, (2) the ability to perform basic analytic measurements, and (3) an insight to identify acoustical problems which demand a greater degree of technical skill. Chapters include--(1) basic principles, (2) acoustics and architectural programing, (3) acoustics in school planning, (4) acoustics and facilities design, and (5) acoustics and noise control. The information is thoroughly illustrated, supported by a bibliography, and followed by a checklist for planners and administrators. (RH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Educational Facilities Planning.
Authoring Institution: Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., Troy, NY. Center for Architectural Research.