more than 20 years, Mr. Noxon continues to provide his community
with Acoustical Engineering services. He has worked directly with
city planners in developing new guidelines for community noise impact
criteria for the alarming sounds generated by outdoor gun ranges
and dog kennels. He differentiates between sound reflecting, absorbing,
and diffusing noise barriers and has developed the theory of roadside
wood lots for mitigating the quality and quantity of intrusive traffic
noise. Due to his promotional efforts, the Urban Forest Management
Plan in Eugene has been expanded to identify the noise abatement
properties and benefits of trees.
primary focus of his current community practice is in site development,
land use planning and environmental impact studies with an emphasis
on “good neighbor” mediation. The architectural side
of his work includes interoffice and apartment privacy problems.
In the commercial sector it is developing acoustic interiors that
promote zonal privacy and intelligibility in otherwise wide-open
spaces. He has completed over 400 industrial noise control projects
in central and southern Oregon and has complete and portable noise
survey and testing lab for this purpose.
Mr. Noxon also consults and provides expert witness
testimony for litigated concerns. He presently holds 4 patents in