11 2013

Dorchester School

Combining thermal comfort and acoustic performance

Part of the Priority Schools Building Programme the Dorchester Primary School extension project is a lightweight steel frame construction by modular design and build contractor ExtraSpace Solutions Ltd.

Being an education building and a building of lightweight construction, the element of thermal mass and thermal comfort was crucial in the design in order to meet the requirements under Building Bulletin 101 – Ventilation for School Buildings.

On completion of a thermal modelling exercise by independent consultants Atkins and SI Sealy, the ThermaCool acoustic ceiling tile was specified as a solution that offered a combined thermal comfort and acoustic performance.