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Noise Barrier Design Handbook


The U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center), Acoustics Facility, in support of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Office of Natural Environment and Planning, has developed the updated "FHWA Highway Noise Barrier Design Handbook."

A special thanks go to Rudy Hendriks of CALTRANS, Win Lindeman of Florida DOT, and Ken Polcak of Maryland State Highway Administradon, Domenick Billera of New Jersey DOT, Bill McColl of New York DOT, and Jim Byers of Pennsylvania DOT for reviewing the draft document and providing their invaluable insight and comments.

In addition, the information provided by the FHWA, State Transportation Agencies, and individuals contributed to ensuring the accuracy and level of detail of the final document. The authors are grateful to the following individuals for their support and timely commentary:

Bowlby and Associates, Inc Brentwood, TN William Bowlby
CALTRANS Sacramento, CA Rudy Hendriks
Carsonite International Richmond, VA and
Citrus Heights, CA
Paul DuBay and
Paul Schubring
Colorado DOT Denver, CO Makeba Adesunloye
Concrete Placementt Systems Chantilly, VA Bob Glasgow
Concrete Solutions Inc. Austin, TX Wendy Bucher and
Boone Bucher
Connecticut DOT Newington, CT Carmine Trotta
Durisol Hamilton, ON, Canada Hans J. Rerup
Florida DOT, District 4 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Ken Campbell
Florida DOT, District 6 Miami, FL Laura Letson
Florida DOT, Central Office Tallahassee, FL Win Lindeman
Industrial Acoustics Bronx, NY Gary Figallo
MD State Highway Administration Baltimore, MD Ken Polcak
Minnesota DOT Saint Paul, MN Melvin Roseen
New Jersey DOT Trenton, NJ Domenick Billera
New York DOT Albany, NY Bill McColl
North Carolina DOT Raleigh, NC John Alford/Steve Walker
Ohio DOT Athens, OH Elvin Pinckney
Ohio University Columbus, OH Lloyd Herman
Oregon DOT Salem, OR Dave Goodwin
Pennsylvania DOT Harrisburg, PA Jim Byers
Powell Contracting Richmond Hill, ON, Canada Dwight Powell
Quebec Ministry of Transportation Montreal, PQ, Canada Line Gamache
Smith-Midland Company Midland, VA Ashley Smith
Sound Zero Corporation Birdsboro, PA Mark Murphy
University of Central Florida Orlando, FL Roger Wayson
US Gypsum Chicago, IL Richard Kacskowski
Virginia DOT Richmond, VA Cary Adkins
Wall Journal Lehigh Acres, FL El Angove
Wisconsin DOT Milwaukee, WI Jay Waldschmidt

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Updated: 6/28/2017
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