Rockfon’s acoustic ceiling solutions have been installed throughout the new £50 million, 6,000-student Inverness College.

Good communication was a fundamental requirement in the building design and all teaching spaces were modelled to ensure reverberation times complied with Building Bulletin BB93. Architects BDP specified Rockfon acoustic ceiling products to deliver the required acoustic performance and for their robustness to withstand the building’s demanding wear and tear.

In the college’s atrium, which features glass panels and wood slatted ceilings, Rockfon Sonar A has been fitted to combat the reverberant effect of the hard materials within this open area. In the video conferencing rooms,Rockfon Sonar dB44 was selected to achieve good acoustic performance. The system provides outstanding sound insulation through two sound absorbing layers of stone wool: the first absorbs sound from the classroom itself and the second absorbs sound in the ceiling void and through the walls.

Rockfon Artic – a smooth, white ceiling tile providing 85 per cent light reflection – has been installed throughout the classrooms and circulation areas, with Rockfon Hygienic A ceilings chosen to withstand humidity levels of up to 100 per cent in the campus kitchen and canteens.

Rockfon will be exhibiting at the Surface Design Show in February.