On 15 October 2020, the RIBA Gulf along with Geberit hosted a one-hour online seminar exclusive to the students of the Heriot-Watt University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on the topic of Embedding Acoustics into Design.
This session provided students with an expert level learning opportunity on the principles of acoustic design for acoustically-optimised buildings. The seminar enabled students to achieve better outcomes.
The module 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
Speaker - Remo Hirschi
Head of Product Management & Technical Sales Support, Geberit International Sales, 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 – a Swiss headquartered multinational. 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 is heading up the product management and technical sales support teams for the region.
This RIBA seminar series student module was made available to the architecture students of Heriot-Watt University, Dubai Campus, UAE and is sponsored by Geberit.