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Experts address ‘unseen’ threat to wellbeing in modern buildings

A masterclass focused on the effects of noise on health has taken place at London’s Business Design Centre.

Enfield Doors

Hosted by Quiet Mark, the event featured a series of TED-style talks given by experts including Arup, and Saint-Gobain Ecophon, Interior Design Expert and TV Presenter Oliver Heath, and Enfield Speciality Doors. The masterclass was to launch Quiet Mark’s Acoustics Academy – an online portal (at https://www.quietmark.com/building/building-sector) – to equip architects, builders and designers with a comprehensive guide to acoustics and the solutions available. The talks highlighted the increasing evidence of how noise affects mental and physical health. The speakers discussed how a better understanding of the effects of noise is pushing acoustics up the agenda. Enfield Speciality Doors manufactures bespoke acoustic, security, X-ray and fire doors for a wide range of commercial and residential properties. Nigel Sill, one of the keynote speakers, highlighted the challenges of different applications for acoustic doors and some of Enfield’s projects, including Abbey Road Studios and the Alan Turing research centre at the University of Manchester.

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