Publications and Presentations


Jul 2017

Noise Mitigation and Attenuation for Test Cells With Multiple Small Engines
Author: Jack B. Evans
Proceedings of the 24th International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV24), London
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Environmental Noise and Ground Vibration Control for Precision Calibration Laboratory
Author: Jack B. Evans
Proceedings of the 24th International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV24), London
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Sep 2016

Noise measurement and mitigation for urban building foundation excavation
Author: Jack B. Evans
Proceedings of ICA 2016, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sep 5-9
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Aug 2016

Isolation room exhaust fan noise in a hospital
Author: Chad Himmel
Proceedings of Inter-Noise 2016, the 45th International Conference on Noise Control Engineering, Hamburg, Germany, Aug 22-25
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Oct 2015

SMPS Member Spotlight: Jack B. Evans, P.E.
October 2015 Marketer, The Journal of the Society for Marketing Professional Services
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Aug 2015

Case study: Teaching hospital design with FGI acoustical criteria
Authors: Jack B. Evans, Chad Himmel & Cassandra Wiese
Proceedings of Inter-Noise 2015, the 44th International Conference on Noise Control Engineering, San Francisco, CA
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Jul 2015

Industrial, environmental and architectural noise in an office and manufacturing campus
Author: Jack B. Evans
Proceedings of the 22ndInternational Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV22), Florence, Italy
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Oct 2014

Acoustics for Academic Research, Healthcare, and Residential
Authors: Jack B. Evans and Chad Himmel, with an introduction by Guillermo Ramos, UT Southwestern Medical Center

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Sept 2013

Building vibration control for high plume exhaust fans
Author: Chad Himmel
Proceedings of Inter-Noise 2013, the 42nd International Conference on Noise Control Engineering, Innsbruck, Austria
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June 2013

Letters from the edge: Less conventional acoustical solutions
Author: Jack B. Evans
Proceedings of ICA 2013, Montréal, Canada, June 2-7

August 2012

Vertical transmission of vibration and noise to a research laboratory from mechanical equipment room - analysis and mitigation case study
Author: Jack B. Evans
Proceedings of Inter-Noise 2012, New York City

June 2012

Environmental Noise Case Studies: Air-Cooled Refrigeration Chiller Installations near Residential Structures
Authors: Jack B. Evans, Joshua Leasure and Chad Himmel
Proceedings of the ASHRAE 2012 Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas

April 2012

Acoustical standards and criteria documentation of sustainability in hospital design and construction
Authors: Jack B. Evans and Chad Himmel
Proceedings of Acoustics 2012 the 11th Congress on Acoustics, Nantes, France, Société Française d'Acoustique (SFA)
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July 2011

Constructing SoundPLAN models for noise studies that are consistent with the HUD Noise Guidebook
Author: Joshua Leasure
Proceedings of Noise-Con 2011, Portland, Oregon
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Pump noise and vibration mitigation in high-rise residential condominium
Author: Jack B. Evans
Proceedings of the 18th International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV18), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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June 2010

Concrete pier foundation and building design for electron microscope installations with vibration disturbances from train, truck, and bus traffic
Author: Chad Himmel
Proceedings of Inter-Noise 2010, the 39th International Conference on Noise Control Engineering, Lisbon, Portugal
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April 2010

Evolving Acoustical Standards and Criteria for Green and High Performing Buildings in North America
Author: Jack B. Evans
Proceedings of 10th Congress on Acoustics, Lyon, France, Société Française d'Acoustique (SFA)
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Concrete pier foundation and building design for electron microscope installations with vibration disturbances from train, truck, and bus traffic
Author: Chad Himmel
Proceedings of Noise-Con 2010, Baltimore, Maryland
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December 2009

Pneumatically Isolated Inertia Base with Active Damping for a Transmission Electron Microscope
Author: Jack B. Evans
Journal of Low Frequency Noise, Vibration and Active Control, Multi-Science Publishing Company, Ltd. (Volume 28, Number 3, pp. 169-184)© Multi-Science Publishing Co Ltd
Also in proceedings of the 12th International Meeting on Low Frequency Noise and Vibration, Bristol, UK, Journal of Low Frequency Noise, Vibration and its Control, INCE/Europe & EAA, pp. 45-56
© INCE

November 2009

Acoustical and Noise Control Criteria and Guidelines for Building Design and Operations
Authors: Jack B. Evans and Chad Himmel
Proceedings of ICEBO 2009, the 9th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Austin, Texas
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October 2009

Architectural Acoustics
Author: Jack B. Evans
Seminar: #109063 at 2009 Texas Society of Architects (TSA) Convention, Houston, October 24 (unpublished slide presentation)
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Noise and Vibration Control for Building Electrical Systems
Author: Chad Himmel
Seminar: #109034 at 2009 Texas Society of Architects (TSA) Convention, Houston, October 23 (unpublished slide presentation)
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August 2009

Reduction of tonal noise in lecture room air conditioning supply ducts
Author: Jack B. Evans
Proceedings of Inter-Noise 2009, the 38th International Conference on Noise Control Engineering, Ottawa, Canada
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July 2009

Acoustical Corrections Case Study for Open and Closed Offices
Author: Jack B. Evans
Proceedings of the 16th International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV16), Krakow, Poland
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January 2009

Case-Study on the Noise and Vibration Design for a Pediatric Research Facility
Author: Jack B. Evans
ASHRAE Winter Conference, Chicago (unpublished slide presentation)
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November 2008

Developments and Trends in Acoustics and Noise Control
(based on an interview with Jack B. Evans)
Author: Mindi Zissman
Architectural Products, November 2008, pp. 22-24
article © Construction Business Media LLC

July 2008

Nanotechnology research facility–a vibration and noise control design case study
Author: Jack B. Evans
Co-Authors: Chad Himmel and Danny Kupersztoch
Proceedings of Acoustics'08 Paris, the 2nd joint conference of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) and the European Acoustics Association (EAA)
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Field airborne and impact sound insulation of wood truss floor systems
Author: Chad Himmel
Co-Author: Danny Kupersztoch
Proceedings of Acoustics'08 Paris, the 2nd joint conference of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) and the European Acoustics Association (EAA)
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October 2007

Noise Control for Neonatal ICU for Demolition and Contruction within Hospital Facilities
Author: Jack B. Evans
Proceedings of the 2007 National Conference on Noise Control Engineering, Reno, Nevada, Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE/USA)
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July 2007

Comparative Analysis of Retrofit Windows for Noise Control at a Hotel
Author: Chad Himmel
Proceedings of the 14th International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV14), Cairns, Australia
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February 2007

Protecting the NICU from Construction Noise
Author: Jack B. Evans
USF Health, 20th Annual Gravens Conference on the Physical and Developmental Environment of the High-Risk Infant, Tampa, FL (unpublished slide presentation)
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October 2006

Standards for the acoustic environment of the newborn ICU
Authors: M. Kathleen Philbin & Jack B. Evans
Journal of Perinatology, Volume 26, Supplement 3s, October 2006, pp. S27-S30
abstract © Nature America

September 2006

Pneumatically Isolated Inertia Base with Active Damping for a Transmission Electron Microscope
Author: Jack B. Evans
Proceedings of the 12th International Meeting on Low Frequency Noise and Vibration, Bristol, UK, Journal of Low Frequency Noise, Vibration and its Control, INCE/Europe & EAA, pp. 45-56
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July 2006

Garage Structure Vibration Transmission to Human Occupied Spaces
Author: Jack B. Evans
Proceedings of the 13th International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV13), Vienna, Austria, Vienna University of Technology
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Acoustical Standards for Classroom Design Comparison of International Standards and Low Frequency Criteria
Author: Jack B. Evans
Journal of Low Frequency Noise, Vibration and Active Control, Multi-Science Publishing Company, Ltd. (Volume 25, Number 1, pp. 1-9)
Also, in proceedings of the 11th International Meeting on Low Frequency Noise and Vibration and its Control in Maastricht, The Netherlands, INCE/Europe & EAA
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October 2005

Noise and Vibration Issues in Contemporary Medical Facilities
Author: Jack B. Evans
Proceedings of the 2005 National Conference on Noise Control Engineering, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE/USA)
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September 2005

Structural Floor Vibration and Sound Isolation Design for a Magnetic Resonance Imaging System
Author: Jack B. Evans
Journal Building Acoustics, Volume 12, Number 3, 2005
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July 2005

Vibration Control for a 25 MW Turbine-Generator Installation Near Academic and Research Laboratories
Author: Jack B. Evans
Proceedings of the 12th International Congress on Sound and Vibration, Lisbon, Portugal, International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration (IIAV)
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May 2005

Structural Vibration Isolation Retrofit for a Magnetic Resonance Imaging System
Author: Chad Himmel
149th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), Vancouver, BC, Canada (unpublished slide presentation)
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December 2004

Quiet That Compressor
Less noise in the plant improves communications while reducing annoyance and fatigue
Authors: Jack B. Evans and Chad Himmel
Two-part series, Plant Services, Volume 25, Number 11, November, 2004, pp. 37-41 and Number 12, December, 2004, pp. 48-49
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July 2004

Sound Isolation Design for a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) System
Author: Jack B. Evans
Proceedings of the 11th International Congress on Sound and Vibration, St. Petersburg, Russia, International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration (IIAV), pp. 591-598
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January 2004

Designing for Better Sound in Schools
Understanding and implementing the new classroom acoustics standard
Author: Jack B. Evans
Texas Architect, January/February 2004, pp. 52-58
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November 2003

Floor Vibration Evaluations for Medical Facilities
Author: Chad Himmel
146th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), Austin, Texas (unpublished slide presentation)
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Acoustical Recommendations for Secondary Uses of Government Facilities
Author: Jack B. Evans
146th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), Austin, Texas (unpublished slide presentation)
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September 2003

Fan Selection and Sizing to Reduce Inefficiency and Low Frequency Noise Generation
Author: Jack B. Evans
Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium, Senlis, France, Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE/Europe)
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Improvement of Through-Wall Air Conditioner Transmission Loss
Author: Chad Himmel
Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium, Senlis, France, INCE/Europe
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July 2003

Structural Floor Design for a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) System
Author: Jack B. Evans
Proceedings of the 10th International Congress on Sound and Vibration, Stockholm, Sweden, International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration (IIAV), pp. 493-500
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June 2003

Case Study: Four University Law Lecture Auditoria Renovated for Improved Acoustics
Author: Sarah B. Knight
Co-Author: Jack B. Evans
Proceedings of the 2003 National Conference on Noise Control Engineering, Cleveland, Ohio, Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE/USA)
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May 2003

Vibration Mitigation Design for an Academic Building Adjacent to a Turbine-Generator Power Plant
Author: Jack B. Evans
Co-Author: Chad Himmel
Proceedings of the Fifth European Conference on Noise Control, Naples, Italy, European Acoustics Association (EAA) and The Acoustical Society of Italy (AIA)
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AIA 2003 National Convention and Expo in San Diego, CA

Starting With Acoustics in Building Design: Case Studies
Speakers: Jack B. Evans, PE and Chad Himmel, PE
AIA Continuing Education Lecture No FR52 and AIA Austin Summer School program

December 2002

Virtual Auditorium Concepts for Exhibition Halls
Author: Chad Himmel
Co-Authors: Jack B. Evans and Sarah Knight
Proceedings of the First Pan-American / Iberian Meeting on Acoustics, Cancun, Mexico, Acoustical Society of America (ASA), The Iberoamerican Federation of Acoustics (FIA) & The Mexican Institute of Acoustics (IMA)
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September 2002

Engine Test Cell Noise Emission Design with Performance Validation Results
Author: Jack B. Evans
Journal of Low Frequency Noise, Vibration and Active Control, Volume 21 No 4, May, 2003, MultiScience Publishing Company Ltd.
Also in proceedings of the 10th International Meeting on Low Frequency Noise and Vibration, York, England, Journal of Low Frequency Noise, Vibration and its Control, INCE/Europe & EAA, pp. 243-250
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July 2002

Case Study: Hospital Atrium with Overlooking Patient Rooms
Author: Sarah B. Knight
Co-Authors: Jack B. Evans and Chad Himmel
Proceedings of the 9th International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV9), Orlando, Florida, IIAV
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April 2002

Acoustic Design and Performance Validation Measurements for a Round Auditorium
Author: Jack B. Evans
Co-Authors: Sarah Knight and Chad Himmel
Proceedings of 6th Congress on Acoustics, Lille, France, Société Française d'Acoustique (SFA) and Belgian Acoustical Association (ABAV)
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August 2001

Air Cooled Chillers with Rotary Helical Screw Compressors
Tonal Noise Mitigation at Hospital Near Patient Rooms, Residential Neighborhoods, and Open Park
Author: Sarah B. Knight
Co-Authors: Jack B. Evans and Chad Himmel
Proceedings of the 2001 International Congress and Exhibition on Noise Control Engineering, The Hague, The Netherlands, Acoustical Society of The Netherlands (NAG) and Bond voor Materialenkennis, in cooperation with the International Institute of Noise Control Engineering (I-INCE), pp. 115-118
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July 2001

Passive Absorber Noise Reduction for Clean Room Fans
Author: Jack B. Evans
Proceedings of the 8th International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV8), Hong Kong, IIAV, pp. 853-861
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Hotel Sound Control Retrofit Window Performance Evaluation
Author: Jack B. Evans
Proceedings of the 8th International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV8), Hong Kong, IIAV, pp. 895-903
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December 2000

Facility and Operations Planning for Quiet Hospital Nurseries
Authors: Jack B. Evans & M. Kathleen Philbin
Journal of Perinatology, Volume 20, Supplement S1, December 2000, pp. S105-S112
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January 1995

What Should a Prison Sound Like?
Author: Jack B. Evans
Texas Architect, Volume 45, Number 1, January/February 1995, p. 76
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May 1993

Halting Hospital Noise
Author: Jack B. Evans
Texas Architect, Volume 43, Number 3, May/June 1993, p. 47
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October 1990

Community Annoyance with Sports Crowd Noise
A Case Study of the Facts in a Jury Decision
Author: Jack B. Evans
Proceedings of the 1990 National Conference on Noise Control Engineering in Austin, Texas, The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA), pp.237-242
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April 1990

Concert Halls
Specifying for Sound Performance
Author: David McCandless, AIA
The Construction Specifier, April 1990, pp. 72-80
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March 1987

Church Acoustics
Combining Form and Function
Author: David McCandless, AIA
The Construction Specifier, March 1987, pp. 54-62
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