Acoustical evaluation of UBC non-classroom learning spaces
Keywords:Regression analysis, School buildings, Acoustical evaluations, Classroom learnings, Coffee shops, Constant flows, Learning activities, Multivariable regression analyses, Sustainable designs, University of british columbia
AbstractThe University of British Columbia (UBC) carried out a study to evaluate non-classroom learning spaces to investigate the quality of acoustical environments and how to improve the sustainable design. Some significant criteria for selecting the space included, space used by students for learning, space has the capacity of 40 students, and has a constant flow of users. The study investigated 23 spaces including libraries, academic common areas, coffee shops, eateries, and dedicated study spaces. A questionnaire was prepare for the study having acoustical and non-acoustical questions. The study used multivariable regression analysis to predict the response of the question. It was observed that the thinking and reading were the major activities during learning, while air, temperature, and furniture comfort enhanced the learning activities.
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