RSG Director Dana Lodico, PE, INCE Bd. Cert. will present as part of a workshop during the 2022 Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP) Conference in Yosemite, California.
Dana's panel will discuss the use of 3 dBA (A-weighted decibel level) threshold for a potentially significant traffic noise increase as well as the use of tiered sets of thresholds. Such tiered thresholds could consider not just the overall increase, but also the existing and resulting ambient noise levels, to assess the significance of a permanent traffic noise increase. The panel will also cover effective vehicular noise mitigation strategies such as sound barriers and berms and quiet pavement in the context of the City of Newport Beach, which currently uses tiered traffic noise thresholds.
Who? Dana Lodico, PE, INCE Bd. Cert., Director (RSG)
What? Workshop, titled “The 3 dB Myth: Applying Tiered Traffic Noise Thresholds and Mitigation Strategies”
Where and When? The 2022 AEP Conference is in Yosemite, California. Dana is presenting during a workshop on Monday, April 11 from 1:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. PT.