In recognition of the critical role of education to the future prosperity of the nation, it is imperative that the children study in an environment which is conducive to learning.

Significant advances are being made to improving education infrastructure, increasing the number of skills training places and encouraging students to undertake further studies.

A revolution is also taking place in the design of our educational facilities, with new technologies and products being developed to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

The impact of the education infrastructure on learning outcomes has been extensively researched and documented. Overall building design and condition, lighting, internal air quality, temperature, acoustics – all have an effect on student achievements and behavior.

Acoustic Design

Verbal communication is the primary mode of teaching in most educational settings. Careful attention to acoustical design is therefore essential for creating an effective learning environment.

Fire Protection

USGKnauf offers cost effective solution to satisfy the minimum fire requirements for school and other education buildings . From fire rated internal and external walls to fire protection of beams and columns, USGKnauf offers a wide range of lightweight fire rated solutions incorporating the proprietary FireBloc TM plasterboard.

Impact Insulation Class (IIC):

A numerical evaluation of a floor/ceiling assembly’s effectiveness in retarding the transmission of impact sound, also determined from laboratory testing. IIC is tested per ASTM E492 and rated per ASTM E989

• ASTM E 492: Standard Test Method for Laboratory Measurement of Impact Sound Transmission Through Floor-Ceiling Assemblies Using the Tapping Machine

• ASTM E989: Standard Classification for Determination of Impact Insulation Class (IIC): Determines the rating of floor-ceiling assemblies


Information provided are for reference purpose only and due care has been taken to ensure accuracy at time of publication. Products, specifications and requirements may vary according to geographical locations and applications. As each project is unique, please contact your local USGKnauf representative for further assessment.