From the ground up
Work is now underway on the new Rockwood Academy extension building and you can view some images of the initial groundworks by visiting the project’s timeline.
Below you will find a selection of job profiles of people who are involved in the project.
An acoustician develops all aspects of the design to make sure there are no surprises when the building is finished. The acoustician calculates how the building will perform so that the classrooms will not have noise disturbances from other classrooms, the road outside or the plant within the building.
In the unlikely event of a fire within the building, we need to know that everyone will be safe. The fire engineer will develop the entire building’s fire strategy which will include using non-combustible materials in key locations, designing compartments to contain a fire and also design safe routes for exiting the building.
The building services engineers are specialists who have modelled the building to calculate how it will perform thermally, in relation to the heat from the sun in the summer and the cold air in the winter. Using this information, they have designed heating, cooling and ventilation systems that will make the classrooms and offices comfortable throughout the year.