Dana M. Lodico, PE, INCE Bd. Cert.

Director

Dana Lodico is an acoustics expert, specializing in identifying creative solutions to acoustics problems. With expertise ranging from noise mitigation in schools to energy generation to transportation, her focus is on identifying and utilizing the appropriate measurement, modeling, and analysis techniques to deliver high quality solutions that meet clients’ needs and budgets. She manages projects in all aspects of acoustics and is particularly active in work around transportation noise, renewable energy systems, and community planning. She is Vice President of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering.

Dana joined RSG following 21 years of experience that included acoustical consulting, civil engineering, and acoustical research. Prior to RSG, she conducted acoustical studies for a wide range of land uses, including transportation, architectural, commercial, energy-generation, industrial, institutional, land use planning, recreation, and residential projects. Past research investigations included innovative noise barriers, quiet pavement evaluations, meteorological effects on traffic noise, noise model validation, truck noise source localization using acoustic beam forming, thermo-acoustic refrigeration design, and classroom acoustics. She is particularly interested in applying lower cost strategies to improve people’s everyday noise environments.

Outside of RSG, Dana delights in the outdoors and is an avid runner and downhill skier. She also enjoys cooking, reading, spending time with her family, and playing piano. Dana lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband, two kids, dog, and cat.

MS, Building Science, Architectural Acoustics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

BS, Civil Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder

Lodico, Dana M., and Donavan, Paul R., “Acoustical Longevity and Durability of Pavements”, Noise Control Engineering J., Volume 68, Issue 6, November-December 2020.

Lodico, Dana M. and Donavan, Paul R, “Quieter Pavement: Acoustical Measurement and Performance”, California Department of Transportation, February 2018.

Lodico, Dana M. and Donavan, Paul R, “Using onboard sound intensity measurements to interpret results of traffic noise modeling”, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Issue 2362, 2013, pp 9-15.

Lodico, Dana M., and Donavan, Paul R., “Evaluation of Temperature Effects for On-Board Sound Intensity (OBSI) Measurements”, Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Volume 2270, 2012.

Lodico, Dana M., and Donavan, Paul R., “Evaluation of Test Variables for Onboard Sound Intensity Measurements”, Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2123, pp. 153-162, 2009.

Lodico, Dana M., and Reyff, James A., “Long-term noise performance of open graded asphalt concrete (OGAC) – Results of 10-year long study”, Noise Control Engineering J., Volume 57, Issue 2, pp. 84-93 (March 2009).