Codes & Standards - Purchase
It is applicable to all open-plan offices in which the following activities are performed:
— Space type 1: activity not known yet – vacant floor plate;
— Space type 2: activity mainly focusing on outside of the room communication (by telephone/audio/video);
— Space type 3: activity mainly based on collaboration between people at the nearest workstations;
— Space type 4: activity based on a small amount of collaborative work;
— Space type 5: activity that can involve receiving public;
— Space type 6: combining activities within the same space.
More specifically, this document applies to refitting projects of existing business sites (renovation and/or change or add activities) and layout projects for new spaces and spaces delivered unfurnished.
It covers both the activities and the operations of the following stakeholders:
— end customers: diagnosis, survey, expression of needs in keeping with their knowledge in the area of acoustics;
— project owners: drafting contract specifications;
— project management companies (architects, acousticians, ergonomists, economists and consulting engineers): indicating the performance of acoustic solutions and the layout principles used to achieve the result expressed in the specifications;
— building traders: reaching a clear and verifiable target with respect to the choices of materials and implementation;
— Building developer: promoting indoor environmental quality, including acoustic comfort, in estate operations in order to use it as a competitive element;
— specialists in occupational health, safety and quality;
— expert assessments and consultancy.