NOAL - North Orbit Acoustic Laboratories - Acoustical Testing Services

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North Orbit Acoustic Laboratories provides comprehensive acoustic testing, consulting, research and design. We have 30 years experience in the field and pride ourselves on our thoroughness, dedication, and providing extra value for our clients.

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Publications and Presentations

Staff Publications and Presentations

Elliott Dick, Tim Casey, May Raad, and Christopher Nachtsheim. Precision and Bias Statements for AASHTO Standard Methods of Test TP 98 and TP 99. Contractor’s Final Report for NCHRP Project 10-88, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2015. Available from

Elliott B. Dick, David M. Berg, "Simulating the variance of Sound Transmission Class ratings from real measurement parameters", Noise-Con 2013, Denver, Colorado, 2013.

Elliott B. Dick, "Using large database management systems for noise analyses", INTER-NOISE 2012, New York City, NY, 2012.

Elliott B. Dick, Wilde, James, "Rehabilitated PCC Surface Characteristics", TERRA Innovation Series: MnROAD Research Conference, Minneapolis, MN, 2011.

Elliot B. Dick, Tim Casey, and Bernard Izevbekhai. Influence of Pavement on Traffic Noise: Statistical Pass-by Measurements of Traffic on Several Interstate Pavements. No. MN/RC 2010-40. Minnesota Department of Transportation, Research Services Section, 2010. Available from:

Elliott B. Dick, Gina Jarta, Kent A. Peterson, "The 2010 FGI Acoustical Guidelines for Healthcare Facilities", AIA Minnesota Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2010.

Elliott B. Dick, Berg, David M., Knight, Derrick, "Building Sound Isolation Performance Regulation and Testing", Institute of Building Officials Conference, 2007.