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RIBA and Geberit seminar series: Module 6 - Embedding acoustics into design

On 20 April 2021, the RIBA and Geberit hosted an online seminar for members, non-members and students in the Gulf on the principles of acoustic design for acoustically-optimised buildings.

05 May 2021

On 20 April 2021, the RIBA and Geberit hosted an online seminar on the principles of acoustic design for acoustically-optimised buildings. Watch the session back as we take you from the Geberit Information centre in Dubai Design District to the multi-storey Acoustics laboratory in Jona Switzerland.

Video recording of module 6 in the RIBA Gulf and Geberit seminar series. This webinar focused on Embedding acoustics into design.

Module 6 was comprised of the following sections:

  • what causes noise and the importance of acoustics in design
  • acoustic regulations
  • how to design with acoustics in mind
  • acoustic data
  • live Q&A session

Speakers

Mathias Riggenbach, Geberit International Sales
Head of Product Management, Drainage and Supply Systems
Geberit Head Office, Switzerland

Mathias Riggenbach is a Swiss national who started his professional career in 1995 in the construction industry with an apprenticeship in plumbing technology. He was engaged in different companies and positions based in Switzerland. In 2008, he completed his masters degree in plumbing.

Ten years ago, he joined Geberit – a Swiss headquartered multinational. Since then, he has supported various countries within the MEA region in various functions as a Product Manager. In 2020, he took over as Head Product Management Drainage and Supply Systems within the MEA region.

Remo Hirschi, Geberit International Sales
Head of Product Management & Technical Sales Support
Gulf Representative Office

Remo Hirschi is a Swiss national who started his professional career in 1996 in the construction industry with an apprenticeship in plumbing technology. After completing his Bachelor of Science in HVACS Engineering in 2012, he was engaged as a project manager in a consultancy firm based in Switzerland.

Six years ago, he joined Geberit. Since then, he has travelled to more than 15 countries working for Geberit within the MENA region. One year ago he relocated to the United Arab Emirates to join the Geberit Regional Gulf Team where he heads up the Product Management and Technical Sales Support teams for the region.

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