On Thursday 22nd January, Colin Rawlings, our acoustics specialist, in conjunction with Page Hardy Harris and McKay Securities held an accredited Continual Professional Development (CPD) Acoustics event at the 329 offices in Bracknell
Welcoming the attendees with coffee and breakfast in the newly refurbished café area gave us a great opportunity to demonstrate the recently installed acoustic panels. They not only improve the acoustic comfort but are also visually stimulating.
“The ceiling islands have made a huge difference, we’re really happy with them” Cheryl Howard – 329 Bracknell, Centre Manager.
After the welcome breakfast we were then able to move up to the Marketing Suite. This large office space has been turned into an area to showcase the 329 building and the facilities, location and services that are provided. The marketing suite also has acoustic ceiling islands installed, the ideal place for Colin to begin his informative presentation. He gave many insights into the issues affecting the workplace and possible solutions. One of the points that Colin included was the effect of noise in the workplace and the negative impact this can have on colleagues; for example, it can take up to 10-15 minutes to regain concentration following a distraction.
The presentation lasted 45 minutes with a question and answer session at the end. Colin then demonstrated the difference in sound between a treated and non-treated area by taking the delegates into a similar sized suite to the Marketing Suite. The difference is significant and should be experienced to be appreciated.
For more information on acoustic issues and solutions please head over to our acoustics article.
CBS Office Interiors were delighted with the success of this event and look to hold more CPD events in the future. Other subjects that we could include are Office Design & Space Planning, Flooring and Lighting.
CBS would like to thank everyone who attended with special thanks to Page Hardy Harris, McKay Securities and Colin Rawlings.
These events are open to anyone involved with commercial offices and those who need to gain accredited CPD points. Please contact Natalie at CBS if you are interested in attending an event or if you have any ideas for potential subjects for the future.