-by Arthur M Noxon, PE, MSME, MS,
President of ASC
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The State of California, Department of Education
requested input on the topic of Architectural Goals for Classroom
Design in the 90's. Art Noxon, President and founder of ASC, responded
and the content of his letter is contained in the following white
paper. It took 11 more years before design criteria addressed in
his comments were instituted by the government. The ADA act was
amended in 2001 to include the right of people to be able to understand
what is being said, including intelligibility minded acoustic parameters
for new and remodel classroom projects.
listening room helps to define classroom acoustics
Audiophiles and Recording Engineers Generated Advances
in Small Room Intelligibility Classroom intelligibility is a specialized
application in the field of general intelligibility. The subject
of general intelligibility is examined by Art Noxon in this technical
Quieter is better when it comes to large spaces.
Reducing acoustic noise, echoes and reverberation is key.
Reflection control can make or break the acoustics
in a large space.
This article covers the basic principles of acoustic
control measures typically used in a large space.
Designing the auditorium with acoustics in mind,
beyond ceiling tiles and carpeted walls.