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TRB ADC40 Summer Meeting 2014 Details
posted March 21, 2014

Announcing the
Transportation Research Board ADC40
Transportation-Related Noise and Vibration
2014 Summer Meeting

Sunday, July 20 to Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel
250 Market Street
Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801

TRB Committee ADC40 and the New Hampshire Department of Transportation invite you to join us for the 2014 Summer Meeting in Seaside Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

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TRB ADC40 Winter Meeting 2014
posted December 30, 2013

TRB Committee ADC40 invite you to check the 2014 Winter ADC40 Committee Meeting Agenda

ADC40 Full Committee Meeting Agenda Jan2014

Rail Noise and Vibration Subcommittee Agenda Jan2014

Session 599: What's the Buzz with Helicopters?

ADC40 Committee Awards Dinner Jan2014

TRB ADC40 Summer Meeting 2013 Presentations
posted September 9, 2013

TRB Committee ADC40 invite you to check the 2013 Summer Meeting Presentations

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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.
Cost: $500 USD
Utah Register:
PennDOT Register:
Arlington Register:

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:
    [download pdf]

    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]