JOHN T. BALDASSANO, JR., STAFF CONSULTANT

Mr. Baldassano is an OAA staff consultant with a strong background in applied room acoustics investigations. He contributes to projects involving room acoustics design, sound system design, HVAC system noise control, and environmental and community noise evaluation and control. Representative projects include:

Logistics Distribution Facilities, Nationwide
Evaluation of site noise and neighborhood impact, including on-site noise measurements, site sound emissions computer modeling, and analysis of mitigation measures. Site noise sources include HVAC equipment, heavy trucks, delivery vehicles, and personal vehicles.
TVA Operations Center, Meigs County, TN
Design of a sprawling operations center for command and control of the Tennessee Valley Authority electrical grid. Interior consultation included analyses of reverberation time, selection of appropriate room finishes, calculations of HVAC system noise, and recommendations for HVAC noise control. Exterior consultation included evaluation of exterior noise from rooftop air handlers, ventilation louvers, dry coolers, emergency generators, and a load bank. Exterior design criteria were complicated by an extremely low ambient nighttime sound level.
PSE&G Switching Stations and Substations, New Jersey
Field evaluations and modeling studies of sound emissions from PSE&G electric substations including Bergen, Dumont, East Rutherford, Ironbound, Lawrence, Maywood, and Newport.
Haklar Residence, Edison, NJ
Calculation of standing room modes and development of recommendations for tuned low-frequency absorption to mitigate complaint of attic ventilation fan noise from an adjacent neighbor.
Chatham Middle School, Chatham, NJ
Design and specification of a high-quality permanently installed auditorium sound system, including loudspeaker location/aiming, preparation of contract drawings, and preparation of specification text.
Brookhaven National Laboratory, Brookhaven, NY
Analysis of background sound level measurements in central chilled water facility, comparison with project criteria, and analyses of potential changes to employee hearing protection devices with an emphasis on high-frequency tonal noise exposure.
South Beach Psychiatric Center, Staten Island, NY
Measurement of Apparent Transmission Loss values and calculation of ASTC results in accordance with ASTM Standards E336, E2235, and E413.

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Arts in Music and Technology
    Stevens Institute of Technology, 2014
  • Master of Science in Architectural Sciences with a concentration in Acoustics Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2018

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Acoustical Society of America
  • Institute of Noise Control Engineering

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Infocomm Certified Technology Specialist (CTS)