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About Broner Consulting

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.)
  • Masters of Engineering Science, Monash University 1976
  • PhD (Psychoacoustics), University of London 1979
  • Certified Technology Specialist, 2005

 

 PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS
  • Fellow Institution of Engineers, Australia
  • Fellow of the Australian Acoustical Society
  • Member of Acoustical Society of America
  • Member of Institute of Acoustics London
  • Member Institution of Noise Control Engineers USA
  • Member of American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers
  • Member Audio Engineering Society

 

Fields of Special Competence

  • Strong problem solving and time management skills
  • Team leadership skills and experience
  • Extensive experience in management of technical teams and of projects of various scales
  • Good working knowledge of QA requirements, NATA accreditation and Occupational Health and Safety regulations
  • Management of risk and assessment of uncertainties

 

Leadership

  • President of the Australian Acoustical Society (AAS) 2008 – 2010 and 2012 – 2014
  • Vice President of the AAS 2010 – 2012, 2014 – 2016
  • Chair of the Vic Division of the AAS 2008 – 2012, 2013 – 2015
  • President of the Internoise 2014 Congress in Melbourne Australia Nov 2014, Chair of successful international conference WESPAC 2003 held in Melbourne and of the Annual Acoustical Society Conference in Geelong 2009

 

Professional Expertise

 Norm sits on a number of Australian Standards Committees as an expert:

AV-001 Acoustics/Vibration Terms, Units and Symbols (representing the Institution of Engineers Australia)

AV-003 Acoustics Human Effects (representing the Institution of Engineers Australia)

AV-004 Acoustics Architectural (representing the Australian Acoustical Society)

EV-011 Aircraft Noise (representing the Australian Acoustical Society)

 

Norm wrote the Chapter on “Effects of Infrasound, Low Frequency Noise and Ultrasound on People” in the “Handbook of Noise and Vibration Control” which was published in September 2007.

Member of the Australian National Health Medical Research Council Wind Farm & Human Health Reference Group which investigated the impact of wind farms on human health. NHMRC Statement released Feb 2015.

International Advisor to the Health Canada research project entitled Community Noise & Health Study which examined the health effects of wind turbine noise on individuals living within close proximity to these installations. Initial summary of findings released in November 2014.

Guest Editor for a special edition of Acoustics Australia dealing with Wind Farm Noise in 2012 (Volume 41 April)

Invited as a guest speaker in May 2015 on LFN and Infrasound at the RIVM in Holland, addressing and meeting with Regulators and other interested Government Departments.

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  • I am more than happy to refer the services of Dr Broner.  You have maintained the standards of excellence that we expected for our venue.

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    Australia