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 Expert  107756

Expert in Acoustics: Building Noise Control, Mechanical System Noise and Vibration Industrial Noise Control

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

North Carolina (NC)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Expert has been working in the area of acoustics for over 30 years. He has recently worked on the design and development of acoustical products for several manufacturers in the U.S. He has been responsible for engineering product development, including the development of molded fiberglass for sound control and noise isolation. Expert has participated in acoustical properties testing of common building products. While serving as consultant and instructor to the Architectural Design School of North Carolina State University, Expert taught basic principles of room acoustics, mechanical noise reduction, and sound isolation systems.

Expert's experience includes key roles in the acoustical design of major performance arts facilities in the southeastern U.S., including large community facilities, college auditoria, fine arts teaching facilities, church sanctuary and activity centers, high school auditoria, and speech facilities for corporate clients. He has designed open plan office facilities, including masking systems for a number of multi-national corporations.

Expert's experience in the area of environmental noise assessment includes numerous airport and aircraft noise studies and industrial noise studies for a wide variety of clients.

Expert has performed material analysis of products for both sound isolation and sound absorption. The analysis was conducted to determine air cell structure, physical density, and mass of the material.

Expert has conducted field measurements to determine spectral noise of mechanical or industrial systems, including barrier noise testing to certify to STC design levels. He has worked with computer-generated noise spectra from SPL information furnished by industrial or mechanical equipment manufacturers.

Expert has written noise reduction specifications and furnished them to the client based on field testing or certified laboratory tests. These specifications are either noise barrier or acoustic absorption recommendations or both to reach an agreed-upon noise reduction for the project. Cost analysis is a portion of this specification.

With mechanical engineering firms, Expert outlines equipment and procedures to reduce background noise levels to acceptable and agreed upon levels. He educates people and recommends these noise levels based on his experience.

Along with several industrial engineers, Expert has designed two anechoic chambers for large industrial clients. The levels of isolation and absorption were based on limits of the test data requirements.

Expert evaluates mechanical plans and field tests mechanical systems in order to reduce background noise in any facility were NC/RC requirements are a function of the space. He recommends corrective measures to reduce mechanical noise to agreed-upon noise levels.

Have designed acoustical and noise control products for several manufacturers.

Usually a part of a plant survey to meet OSHA guidelines.

Industrial machine noise 1/3 octave band analysis for noise isolation design.

Environmental noise survey of noise generating enterprise to determine noise impact of the enterprise on other properties adjacent to the noise contributor.

Mechanical system noise isolation. More common on roof mounted compressors and fans.




acoustic noise


architectural acoustics


audio acoustics


acoustical engineering application


industrial noise control


acoustic insulation


acoustic measurement


acoustic noise abatement


acoustical engineering


anechoic chamber


HVAC noise


acoustic material


industrial acoustic noise measurement


mechanical noise


machine noise


noise survey


vibration isolation

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Charlotte, North Carolina;  Greensboro, North Carolina;  Winston Salem, North Carolina;  High Point, North Carolina;  Asheville, North Carolina;  Gastonia, North Carolina;  Concord, North Carolina;  Columbia, South Carolina;  and Greenville, South Carolina.

Often requested
with this expert:

Acoustical Engineering
Sound, Vibration, and Dynamics
Mechanical Noise/ Vibration
Acoustics, SONAR, Signal Processing

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1967     Graduate Studies in Acoustics   M.I.T.  
1958   B.S.   Physics & Mathematics   University of Arizona  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1970 to 2008


Expert Consultants


Principal Owner


Expert consults in the areas of environmental noise assessment, industrial noise control, and product development. He also provides expert testimony. He consults in both acoustics and noise control in auditorium and church building design, and can provide assistance in all acoustic construction venues.

1969 to 1970


B.F. Goldberg & Associates


Senior Consultant


1960 to 1969


John Manville Corp.


Acoustical Product Engineering and Sales


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the Acoustical Society of America, the American Institute of Physics, the American Society of Testing and Materials, the National Council of Acoustical Consultants, the American Council for the Arts, and the Noise Control Institute.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Landscape Users Group, July  
 - Birmingham Chapter, American Institute of Architects  
 - Horry County, South Carolina  
 - North Carolina Acoustical Society  
 - American Textile Manufacturers Association  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has performed field testing of walls and roof/ceiling assemblies for sound transmission.
  • He has conducted field testing of real time background noise in 1/3 octave bands for industrial and environmental projects.
  • Expert has done HVAC noise reduction for both new and existing systems.
  • He has done property line noise certification for industrial and government agencies.
  • Expert has done product development for an acoustical wall system and stage lighting manufacturer.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Acoustic sound control in a medical device.
  • Accoustic expert for consulting on Reducing decibels on fixed generator.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has testified for clients at zoning changes and in damage suits for property damage due to high noise levels.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Sound expert for consulting on aircraft noise.
  • Expert in noise measurement services in North Carolina for consulting on noise levels produced by a ready mix concrete plant.
  • Noise expert for consulting on sound.
  • Expert in acoustics for consulting on environmental noise assessment in Arizona.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   Expert can read some German.

Market Research:
He has done product development for open plan furniture systems for a large office furniture manufacturer.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

He has taught acoustics at the School of Design, North Carolina State University.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of: acoustical absorption products; noise isolation materials; vibration isolators; mufflers and active noise systems for mechanical systems or process streams.

He has access to the following resources: printed materials (source lists and a catalog library); contacts (manufacturers and contractors).

Other Skills and Services

Detail plans and specifications for architects and engineers regarding acoustical treatments and mechanical noise control. Building shell noise isolation and vibration control. Product design for acoustics and noise control.


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