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The Institute of Noise Control Engineering's Annual Conference

Monday through Wednesday, July 25 - 27, 2011

held jointly with the
Transportation Research Board (TRB) ADC40 Committee
at the
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel
1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97201 USA
Phone: 1.503.226.7600
Fax: 1.503.221.1789

The 25th conference of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering, NOISE-CON 2011, will run concurrently with the summer meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Committee on Transportation-Related Noise and Vibration (TRB ADC40 - www. on Monday through Wednesday (2011, July 25-27). This conference is joining the overlapping transportation noise and vibration interest of the two organizations in Portland, Oregon to take advantage of the strong public interest and readily accessible public transportation project sites currently found in the Pacific Northwest.


NOISE-CON 2011 marks the 40th Anniversary of the founding of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA (INCE-USA) in 1971.  The efforts of the Founding and Pioneer Members of INCE-USA will be recognized in a special event on Sunday afternoon, July 24, to be followed by a dinner cruise on the Willamette River.  The cruise will be open to all attendees. 


The technical program for the joint conference will provide an opportunity for public and private organizations to share technical information on noise and vibration topics associated with high speed rail, light rail systems, highway surface and tire noise and aircraft noise to name a few. In addition, the technical program will include papers in areas such as Experience with Measuring and Modeling of Wind Turbine Noise, Control of Noise Both Interior and Exterior to Buildings, Industrial Noise Measurement and Control, Product Noise Measurement and Control, Noise Measurement Equipment and Techniques, Structural Noise Transmission and Control and Community Noise Measurement and Control.


Kerrie Standlee, P.E. of Daly-Standlee & Associates, Inc. in Beaverton, Oregon is the General Chair for the meeting. Carole Newvine, Oregon Department of Transportation, is the TRB ADC40 committee meeting contact.  Hugh Saurenman of ATS Consulting in Los Angeles, California and Paul Donavan of Illingworth & Rodkin, Inc. in Petaluma, California are the Technical Co-Chairs for the meeting.


An exposition of vendors of noise-control related materials, instrumentation and software companies will commence on Monday evening with a reception sponsored by the vendors and end on Wednesday morning at noon. A social gathering for attendees will occur at an off-site location to include special activities for conference members as well as family guests. A special accompanying guest program will also be included as part of the conference to encourage attendees to bring their families and consider the Portland conference as the beginning of wonderful vacation location.


NOISE-CON 2011 marks the inaugural awarding of the INCE Leo Beranek Student Medal Awards for excellence in noise control studies.  Ralph Muehleisen, INCE VP for Student Affairs, expects the annual number of Beranek Student Medal Awards and the number of participating educational institutions in North America to increase significantly in the future. 


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Contact Information

 General Chair

 Kerrie Standlee


 Associates, Inc.


 Technical Co-Chairs

  Hugh Saurenman

  ATS Consulting

  Paul Donavan

  Illingworth & Rodkin, Inc.


 Proceedings Editor

 Courtney Burroughs


  Exposition Manager

  Rich Peppin

  Scantek, Inc.


 Student Paper


 Ralph Muehleisen

 Illinois Institute of



 TRB ADC40 Committee

 Meeting Contact

 Carole Newvine

 Oregon Department of

 Transportation (ODOT)

 TEL: 503.986.3447

 FAX: 503.986.3407


 Congress Secretariat

 Amy Herron

 INCE Business Office

 9100 Purdue Road,

 Suite 200

 Indianapolis, IN 46268

 TEL: 317.735.4063

 FAX: 317.280.8527