Acoustical evaluation of UBC non-classroom learning spaces

Authors

  • Murray Hodgson Acoustics and Noise Research Group, SOEH-MECH, University of British Columbia, 2206 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3, Canada
  • Jorge García Moreno Villarreal Acoustics and Noise Research Group, SOEH-MECH, University of British Columbia, 2206 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3, Canada

Keywords:

Regression analysis, School buildings, Acoustical evaluations, Classroom learnings, Coffee shops, Constant flows, Learning activities, Multivariable regression analyses, Sustainable designs, University of british columbia

Abstract

The 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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Published

2008-09-01

How to Cite

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Hodgson M, Villarreal JGM. Acoustical evaluation of UBC non-classroom learning spaces. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2008 Sep. 1 [cited 2021 Dec. 4];36(3):18-9. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/2016

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Section

Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada

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