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Building Products July 2017

EDUCATION BUILDINGS FRESHEN THE MIND By 2020 local authorities are projecting there will be an extra 366,000 primary school pupils and an extra 362,000 secondary school pupils. As a result of this there is a focus on an accelerated school building programme. Nick Hopper focuses on natural and hybrid ventilation, and how it will deliver good indoor air quality. Cost-efficiency remains a priority and the ✔ ABS Stone Resin shower tray at only 25mm high ✔ Hi-Flow waste drains at 32ltrs per minute ✔ Stylish looks and attractively JULY 2017 | BUILDING PRODUCTS 17 construction industry is invested in looking at innovative ways to achieve sustainability requirements within these guidelines. In spring last year a study from RIBA found that one in five teachers have considered quitting because of the condition of the school buildings they have to teach in, whilst over 90% of teachers believe well-built and designed schools improve educational outcomes and pupil behaviour. Ventilation is a critical element of new school design and existing school re-design. There is a regulatory need to ensure that education spaces provide well ventilated space for staff and students. Air quality within the classroom should be optimal to allow pupils to keep their concentration levels and focus. There is also a need to remove stale air which can impact learning by causing an increase in allergies such as asthma and other respiratory conditions. Appropriate planning needs to be carried out in advance of implementation, when building simulation tools play an important role. This allows *Marleton Cross Limited Trading as The MX Group www.mx-group.com GRAVITY ULTRA LOW PROFILE SHOWER TRAY RANGE The MX Group* Tewkesbury, Glos GL20 8JF Tel: 01684 293311 sales@mx-group.com GUARANTEED FOR 25 ��25 YEARS �� GUARANTEED YEARS 25 FOR MADE IN THE UK THOUSANDS priced IN STOCK, CALL NOW FOR A COMPETITVE PRICE Continued on page 18 >>>


Building Products July 2017
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