TRB ADC40 Summer Meeting 2013 Presentations
posted September 9, 2013
TRB Committee ADC40 invite you to check the 2013 Summer Meeting Presentations
Highway Traffic Noise Course (FHWA-NHI-142051) Trainning Opportunities
posted May 24, 2013
|First:||UTAH DOT, Salt Lake City, UT, August 20-22, 2013
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
|Second:||PennDOT, Harrisburg, PA, September 17-19, 2013
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
|Third:||NHI Headquaters, Arlington, VA, October 8-10, 2013
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Three seats per session are also reserved for FHWA employees
THE FHWA Interactive Sound Information System (FHWA ISIS) is used to demonstrate a variety of acoustical concepts. Participants also receive a comprehensive workbook and a certificate of participation, and are eligible to earn Continuing Education Units. The Utah and PennDOT sessions will include a focus on those states noise policies. However, anyone doing or wanting to do noise work in any state is welcome to attend any session.
Lesson modules include:
- Basic Traffic Noise Concepts
- Noise Legislation, Regulations and Policies
- Noise Study Requirements
- Noise Measurement
- Basics of Traffic Noise Modeling
- Application of Traffic Noise Modeling
- Barrier Acoustical Concepts and Design
- Highway Construction Noise
- Public Involvement
- Noise Study Documentation
- Noise Compatible Planning and Development
- Project-Related Noise Abatement
World Health Organization Report on Noise and Disease
posted August 17, 2011
Recently Published - Burden of Disease from Environmental Noise: Quantification of healthy life years lost in Europe
The health impacts of environmental noise are a growing concern among both the general public and policy-makers in Europe. This publication contains the summary of synthesized reviews of evidence on the relationship between environmental noise and specific health effects, including cardiovascular disease, cognitive impairment, sleep disturbance and tinnitus.
Quieter Pavements Webinar
posted August 3, 2011
On Wednesday, August 24, 2011, from 2:00-4:00pm EDT (11:00am-1:00pm PDT), TRB (including ADC40) is sponsoring a webinar on the "Principles and Practices of Quieter Pavements". The webinar will cover a range of topics: from the fundamentals of sound and texture, to research and policy directions related to the use of quieter pavements. It will illustrate noise measurement techniques and identification of quieter pavements, and categorize the mechanisms that lead to tire-pavement noise. Approaches for incorporating quieter pavement design and construction principles into current practices will be described, along with evaluating the role of a quieter pavement among other needs including safety, durability, and cost effectiveness. To register, please visit the TRB website.
For more information, download the webinar announcement:
TRB Committee on Transportation-Related Noise and Vibration
ADC40 started out in September 1974 as a subcommittee, with a small group of highway noise researchers who were responsible for much of the work performed in the 1970's on developing a methodology for predicting highway traffic noise. Established as a full committee [initial membership] at the 54th Annual TRB Meeting in January 1975, the then designated A1F04 group held its first review of federal research and a workshop on noise prediction in September of that year. This was the predecessor to the current ADC40 summer meeting. In addition to annual meetings in Washington, D.C., summer meetings have been held since 1979 in states all around the country... [READ MORE]