Jack Evans presents "Letters from the edge: Less
conventional acoustical solutions," an invited paper for the
technical session Balancing Risk and Innovation in
ICA 2013 in Montréal, Canada, June 2-7
On October 21, Jack B. Evans rides and raises funds for the
Team LIVESTRONG Challenge Austin.
Here, Jack holds the yellow rose that he received at the finish line.
Jack Evans co-chairs session 3.14 "Vertical
transmission of noise and vibration" and will present the paper
"Vertical transmission of vibration and noise to a
research laboratory from mechanical equipment room - analysis and
mitigation case study" at Inter-Noise 2012 in New York City,
Jack Evans presents "Environmental Noise Case
Studies: Air-Cooled Refrigeration Chiller Installations near Residential
Structures" at the ASHRAE 2012 Annual Conference in San
Antonio, Sunday, June 24, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Jack Evans presents "Acoustical Criteria and
Design Guidelines for Architectural Design" at the
AIA Austin Summer Conference Friday,
June 15, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Chad Himmel presents "Sound Isolation in
Multifamily Residential Projects" at the
AIA Austin Summer Conference Friday,
June 15, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Jack Evans presents "Acoustical standards and
criteria documentation of sustainability in hospital design and
Acoustics 2012 in Nantes, France, April 26
Joshua Leasure presents "Constructing SoundPLAN
models for noise studies that are consistent with the HUD Noise
Noise-Con 2011 in Portland, OR, July 26, 10:40AM
Jack Evans presents "Pump noise and vibration
mitigation in high-rise residential condominium" at Session R5
Architectural Acoustics at
ICSV18 (the 18th International Congress on Sound and Vibration)
in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 10-14
June 2011: Mark Leger joins JEA's engineering staff
JEAcoustics is pleased to announce the addition of Mark L. Leger
to our engineering staff as Consultant.
In this position, Mr. Leger will conduct measurements, analyses, and
engineering design for architectural acoustics, mechanical noise
control, sound isolation, and environmental noise.
Mark comes to JEA with three years of experience in acoustics
disciplines, including environmental transportation and mechanical
equipment noise, sound measurement, and architectural and industrial
acoustics. Previously in his career,
Mark served as acoustical consultant at Acentech in Westlake Village,
California, and Acoustical Design Collaborative in Towson, Maryland.
He earned his M.A. in Audio Sciences from The Johns Hopkins University
Peabody Institute in 2007 and his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the
University of Texas at Austin in 2001.
Rice's Brockman Hall for Physics Wins TSA 2011
Design Award. Brockman Hall for Physics (Houston), which opened
this spring, was one of 12 projects recognized in Texas Society of Architects' annual
design awards program. JEAcoustics is proud to have participated on the
design team with Kieran Timberlake, providing acoustics consultation, noise
control, and structural vibration control for sensitive labs and equipment.
[The September/October 2011 issue of Texas Architect features the Brockman
Hall project, plus another JEA portfolio project: the Methodist Hospital
Research Institute (Houston) by Kohn Pederson Fox and WHR Architects.]
Tellepsen YMCA Wins Green Building Award.
Texas Construction awards the Tellepsen Family
Downtown YMCA project with an Excellence in Green Building Award in their Best of 2010 program.
The project will be a LEED certified facility, pursuing LEED Gold, and will be
the 1st YMCA facility to earn LEED certification. JEAcoustics is proud to have
participated on the design team with Kirksey Architects, providing acoustics and
noise and vibration control for the new facility.
Chad Himmel presents "Soil Vibration and
Micro-Imaging: The Challenge of Designing Sensitive Imaging Facilities
for Sites with Significant Vibration" at the UT Acoustics Area Seminars 4:00 pm September 10 (Friday)
Chad Himmel presents "Concrete pier foundation
and building design for electron microscope installations with vibration
disturbances from train, truck, and bus traffic" at
InterNoise 2010 Lisbon,
Portugal, June 13-16
Jack Evans presents "Evolving Acoustical
Standards and Criteria for Green and High Performing Buildings in North
America" at CFA10 (the 10th French Congress of
Acoustics) to be held in Lyon, France, April 12-16
Chad Himmel presents two papers at Noise-Con 2010 held jointly with
the 159th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in Baltimore, MD,
- Tuesday 20-Apr, 7:55 am, Noise-Con Session 2aNSc:
Concrete pier foundation and building design for electron
microscope installations with vibration disturbances from train, truck,
and bus traffic
- Tuesday 20-Apr, 3:15 pm, ASA Session 2pNCe:
Two healthcare buildings get the power, the noise, and the
vibration from a gas turbine generator system
JEA participates in the University of Texas annual
Acoustics Area Seminars on Friday, Feb 12
Jack Evan's paper "Pneumatically Isolated Inertia
Base with Active Damping For a Transmission Electron Microscope
(TEM)" published in Vol. 28 No. 3, Pages 169 – 184 of the
Journal of Low Frequency Noise, Vibration
and Active Control
Joshua Leasure receives Texas P.E. license
JEAcoustics is pleased to announce that Joshua Leasure
received his Texas State Professional Engineering License in December.
Josh joined JEAcoustics in 2008 and currently conducts
measurements, analysis, and detailing for architectural acoustics,
sound isolation, mechanical noise control, and environmental noise.
He has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical
Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.
JEAcoustics presents at
ICEBO (the 9th International Conference
for Enhanced Building Operations) to be held in
Austin at the AT&T Conference Center, November 16-19:
Date: Wednesday, November 18
Session 10: COMPONENTS IN HVAC
Acoustical and Noise Control Criteria and Guidelines for Building
Design and Operations
JEAcoustics presents two seminars at
the 2009 TSA Convention to be held in
Houston at the George R. Brown Convention Center on October
Date: Friday, October 23
Noise and Vibration Control for Building Electrical Systems
Main speaker: Chad Himmel
Date: Saturday, October 24
Main speaker: Jack Evans
Jack Evans presents "Reduction of tonal noise in lecture room air conditioning supply
ducts" at INTER-NOISE 2009, the International
Conference on Noise Control Engineering in Ottawa, Cananda.
Jack Evans presents "Acoustical Corrections Case Study for Open and Closed
Offices" at ICSV 16, the 16th
International Congress on Sound and Vibration in Krakow,
Chad Himmel presents "Mechanical equipment and ambulances. Strange bedfellows of
cardiovascular services" on May 21 at the 157th Meeting of the
ASA, Portland, Oregon.
Jack Evans presents "Case-Study on the Noise and Vibration Design for a Pediatric
Research Facility" at ASHRAE Winter Conference, Chicago.
The article, "Developments and Trends in
Acoustics and Noise Control," written by Mindi Zissman based on
an interview with Jack Evans, appears in Architectural Products magazine.
July 2008: Joshua Leasure joins JEA's engineering staff
JEAcoustics is pleased to announce the addition of Joshua Leasure
to our engineering staff as Consultant.
In this position, Mr. Leasure will conduct measurements, analysis,
and detailing for architectural acoustics, sound isolation, mechanical
noise control, and environmental noise.
Josh comes to JEA with five years of experience in acoustics
disciplines, including environmental noise, sound measurement, and
architectural and industrial acoustics. Previously in his career,
Joshua served as an Associate
for Veneklasen Associates in Santa Monica, California, where he worked
as a consulting engineer on a variety of projects. Prior to that, he
served as an Acoustical Engineer for Hankard Environmental, an
environmental acoustics firm in Fort Collins, Colorado. Before
entering the consulting industry, Joshua studied miner hearing safety
at the Colorado School of Mines' Western Mining Resource Center.
Jack Evans co-chairs a two-part session, "Noise,
vibration and acoustics for medical and research facilities and their
occupants," where he also presents his paper, "Nanotechnology research facility—a vibration and noise control
design case study."
Chad Himmel presents his paper co-authored
with Danny Kupersztoch, "Field airborne and impact
sound insulation of wood truss floor systems."
Jack Evans presents his paper, "Noise
Control for Neonatal ICU for Demolition and Construction within
Hospital Facilities," at Noise-Con 2007
National Conference on Noise Control Engineering in Reno,
Chad Himmel presents his paper, "Comparative Analysis of Retrofit Windows for Noise
Control at a Hotel," at ICSV14
- the 14th International
Congress on Sound and Vibration in Cairns, Australia.
Jack Evans presents, "Protecting the NICU
from Construction Noise," at the 20th Annual Gravens
Conference on the Physical and Developmental Environment of the
High-Risk Infant, USF Health, Tampa, FL.
The article, "Standards for the acoustic
environment of the newborn ICU," co-written by M. Kathleen
Philbin and Jack Evans, appears in Journal of Perinatology.
Jack Evans presents his paper, "Pneumatically Isolated Inertia Base with Active Damping
for a Transmission Electron Microscope," at the 12th International Meeting on Low Frequency Noise &
Vibration and its Control, Bristol, UK.