Key Personnel; Training & Experience
NORMAN R. DOTTI, P. E., P. P.
Mr. Dotti is a graduate Mechanical Engineer, a Registered Professional Engineer, and a Licensed Professional Planner. As a practicing Acoustical Engineer since 1971, he has over 30 years of direct experience with sound and vibration measurement, analysis, control and engineering project management. He has applied over two decades of electronics, instrumentation and computer programming experience to designing and supplying systems and software for sound and vibration measurement and analysis.
As part of his work he has: conducted hundreds of on-site studies of environmental, architectural and industrial sound and vibration problems; started, developed and managed a group of consulting engineers specializing in noise and vibration control; testified as an expert witness in planning hearings and local, State and Federal courts; worked with experts in other fields on large engineering and architectural projects to integrate sound and vibration controls; designed, programmed and built automated sound and vibration measurement systems for environmental and industrial clients; worked with clients from industry, all levels of government, associations, military, as well as private individuals and community groups.
2005 - Present
1987 - 2004
1979 - 1987
1971 - 1979
1968 - 1971
1965 - 1968
Bachelor's degree: Stevens Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Engineering degree, 1968. Machine design, stability and control, computer programming.
Master's degree: New Jersey Institute of Technology, School of Management, Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Management of Technology, 2003
Specialized Postgraduate Courses
Licensed Professional Engineer, New Jersey and Illinois
Licensed Professional Planner, New Jersey
Professional Associations, Societies & Memberships
Acoustical Society of America
Audio Engineering Society
Institute of Noise Control Engineers
American Industrial Hygiene Association - Noise Committee
Air Pollution Control Association - TP6 Noise Committee
Illinois Manufacturers Association Noise Advisory Committee - Chairman
National Council of Acoustical Consultants representative to American National Standards Institute S3 Committee on Bio-acoustics
New Jersey Noise Control Regulation Task Force
Research Fellow of the Research and Development Staff of Metrosonics, Inc.
Mr. Dotti has developed courses for and taught at the U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA Training Institute, Des Plaines, IL, for over ten years. His Advanced Noise Control course has been presented to hundreds of OSHA industrial hygienists and safety compliance officers, military personnel, Coast Guard and Postal Service employees and labor and industry representatives.
He also developed the course notes for and taught week-long sound and vibration measurement and control seminars for Bruel & Kjaer Instruments. The Industrial Noise Control I and II courses were taught over a period of six years.
The above courses and custom classes have been prepared for and taught to Federal, State and local government agencies, including the U. S. Navy and the States of Virginia, Kentucky and South Carolina. Classes in sound and vibration measurement and control for industry have been presented to companies including IBM, Borg-Warner and several workers' compensation insurance carriers.
Mr. Dotti was an Adjunct Professor for several years at Montclair State College, where he taught courses in numerical analysis and computer programming.
Mr. Dotti has managed many of the following projects and has actively participated in the planning, measurement and engineering of all of them:
Custom design, construction and installation of computer controlled community noise monitoring systems for industrial plants and other community sources|Test and design of muffler and barrier systems for manufacturing plant fan, process and stand-by equipment noise control|Solid waste transfer station testing and analysis for engineering noise control and permitting|Computer programming for acoustical evaluation of S&V engineering alternatives|Helicopter and fixed wing aircraft sound assessment, measurement and regulation development|Truck and other motor vehicle drive-by tests, road-side barrier design|Long-term measurement of community sound levels and variations, including HUD surveys|Site development community and traffic noise surveys for zoning and planning review|Measurement of interior sound levels from outside sources and acoustical design review of construction details|Property line measurements for regulation compliance
Employee noise exposure and OSHA surveys|Engineering noise control measurement and design|Hearing conservation and audiometric testing programs|Computerized noise exposure and audiometric test data analysis|Machinery noise source identification and control|Employee education programs and manuals|Sound level contour mapping.
Recording and broadcast studio building and ventilation design|Office sound isolation materials selection and ventilation system (HVAC) modeling and modifications|Conference and classroom voice articulation|Electronic paging and voice re-enforcement systems|Isolation of exterior noise sources; traffic, aircraft, music, manufacturing|Apartment, town house and other residential sound isolation|Identification of exterior noise sources.
Finite element analysis of nuclear power plant components for earthquake response|Structure-borne noise generation measurements and analysis of Navy shipboard power supplies and Trident submarine trailing SONAR array|Air conditioning chiller pipe and floor vibration isolation design and test|PATH Journal Square Transportation Center building and cooling tower vibration tests|Semiconductor manufacturing and clean room equipment vibration isolation|Impact isolation of power press and general manufacturing equipment|Measurement and prediction of human response to ground-borne and building vibration |Design and programming of maintenance vibration monitoring systems.
Expert witness testimony and litigation support|Measurements to determine compliance with local, State and Federal regulations|Expert report review|Identification of contributing sound and vibration sources|Regulation review and development|Enhancement and recovery of tape-recorded conversations|Tape authentication|Speech analysis and speaker identification|Measurement and analysis of live and recorded voice intelligibility and comprehension|Physiological and psychological response to sound and vibration|Testing of "cordless" telephone in-ear sound levels|Measurement of sound and vibration levels and frequency for determining human detectability and annoyance|Pre- and post-construction building site ambient levels measurement and design of mitigation measures|Re-zoning application surveys|Heliport and helistop sound level assessment|Gunshot measurement and analysis; hearing damage.
Mr. Dotti enjoys teaching and is active in community affairs; he has served as a Captain in his community's volunteer fire department and has been a member for over 25 years.