Using music to increase wellbeing

Using music to increase wellbeing

By music therapist Dr Stella Compton Dickinson It is rare to have absolute silence. Music is all around us, it is made up of vibrations of different frequencies, heard in the sounds of nature, the sea, the birds, even the electrical sound of the fridge has a frequency that hums. Within the universe, the musical elements of ‘time’ and ‘rhythm’ are involved in, for example, how the earth and the moon interact with the cycle…

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Building a safer school – the role of door hardware

Building a safer school – the role of door hardware

  Knowledge and understanding around access control measures is still far from being at the ideal level if we are to protect our schools better and prevent pupils coming into harm’s way. When we think of our children going to school, we should be at rest and know that they will be closeted in a safe and enclosed space, a safe haven for learning and education and nothing else. However, overall UK security levels are…

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Making the grade: how to measure building intelligence

Making the grade: how to measure building intelligence

By Kas Mohammed, BMS Business Manager at Schneider Electric  Emerging technologies, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), big data and intelligent building software, are revolutionising how modern buildings are designed, built and operated. The Smart Working Report, a collaboration between Schneider Electric and Unwork, shows how these technologies are becoming pervasive and embedded in the next generation of buildings to deliver ‘smart’ structures able to optimise their operations, achieve lower running costs and enhance the…

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