Information on the market drivers and impact of building design and construction on occupant health, wellbeing and productivity are contained in a new RIBA-approved CPD from Armstrong Ceilings.
The “Health, Wellbeing and Productivity” CPD is designed to explain how to integrate user-centered interior design to positively impact the health, wellbeing and productivity of occupants.
The CPD presents the cost to major economies of not getting it right, with acoustics being a major bugbear alongside lighting, air quality, temperature and décor.
Armstrong’s CPD suggests user-centered design as an evolution of conventional design where the project is divided up into small parts, with individual team members only really looking at their own part and not always considering the whole project and how people interact with it. Whereas the user-centered integrated approach is designed by a whole team at the same time so all options can be considered and improved.
The CPD also explains how ceiling systems which deliver solutions for a variety of user comforts can also deliver green building credits such as BREEAM, LEED and Ska, with the ability to recycle old ceiling tiles adding further credits in all three schemes.