GLYDE Architectural Acoustic Systems

Creating Flexible Spaces

 

with a focus on the education sector

Architects and interior designers are challenged to create schools for the future with products that meet the requirements for modern education spaces. GLYDE® has created an AIA approved CPD program to give you the information and tools you need to design flexible learning and working areas.

 

Through critical consideration, doors and door systems deliver the expected flexibility, while still meeting requirements of adaptability, DDA compliance, acoustics, safety, and sustainability.

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Learning Outcomes

DESIGN INTENT

The main considerations when designing built spaces that better adapt to the way people want to work and learn.

DDA COMPLIANCE

The main compliance requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) when designing reconfigurable spaces.

ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE

The main considerations that will affect the acoustic performance in the built environment.

MEASURING ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE

The methods of measuring acoustic performance.

This presentation will deliver outcomes related to the following competencies from the National Standard of Competency for Architects 2015:

 

DESIGN: Conceptual Design
3.4 Design response incorporates assessment of relevant legislation, codes and industry standards.

 

DESIGN: Schematic Design
4.1 Evaluation of design options in relation to project requirements.

 

4.7 Coordination and integration of appropriate environmental systems, including for thermal comfort, lighting and acoustics.

 

DOCUMENTATION: Detailed Design
5.5 Integration of materials and components based upon an understanding of their physical properties.

This presentation will deliver outcomes related to the following competencies from the National Standard of Competency for Architects 2021:

 

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
PC12 Provide independent, culturally responsive and objective advice in accordance with relevant building codes, standards, technical specifications and guidelines, and planning regulations, including climate change implications, across all aspects of architectural practice.

 

PROJECT INITIATION AND CONCEPTUAL DESIGN
PC28 Be able to draw on knowledge from building sciences and technology, environmental sciences and behavioural and social sciences as part of preliminary design research and when developing the conceptual design to optimise the performance of the project.

 

PC33 Be able to investigate, coordinate and integrate sustainable environmental systems – including water, thermal, lighting and acoustics – in response to consultants’ advice.

 

DETAILED DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTATION
PC39 Be able to integrate the material selection, structural and construction systems established in the conceptual design into the detailed design and documentation.

This course meets the requirements for one formal CPD point and includes architectural notes, an assessment questionnaire, and a certificate for participants.

 

Contact our team to schedule your CPD presentation on “Creating Flexible Spaces with a Focus on the Education Sector”.

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Education is the ideal sector to illustrate flexible spaces.

 

While many Australian authorities contribute to the planning, design, and construction of schools, common design requirements are placed on education spaces.

 

For both government and private (independent) schools, the pedagogical activities require specific spatial elements to support these activities.

 

Current design guidelines note:

New spaces must be adaptable and support a variety of teaching and learning approaches, from ‘team teaching’ to one-on-one lessons, and encourage collaboration between students and teachers.

Students benefit from a variety of spaces, easily adaptable to suit their physical, cognitive, socio-emotional, and sensory abilities.

 

These spaces need to*:

  • Promote health, engagement, and wellbeing.
  • Be safe and inclusive.
  • Empower students and build school pride.
  • Encourage intellectual engagement.
  • Fit for purpose.

*Source: VSBA – Building Quality Standards Handbook

 

Architects and interior designers are challenged to create schools for the future with products that did not traditionally met the requirements for modern education spaces.

 

Through critical consideration, doors and door systems inject required flexibility, while still meeting requirements of adaptability, DDA compliance, acoustics, safety, and sustainability.