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September 2011

Brooks Acoustics Corporation opens South Florida office

Brooks Acoustics Corporation (BAC) was awarded a certificate by the Florida Department of State Division of Corporations to conduct business on September 12, 2011. BAC established its South Florida office in the City of Pompano Beach, in centrally located Broward County. This allows BAC to provide superior personal on-site support service to its clients throughout Florida, as well as the Southeastern US and the Caribbean.

July 2010

Bennett Brooks Inaugurated President of the National Council of Acoustical Consultants

Bennett M. Brooks, PE, FASA, INCE was elected in May 2008 as the President- Elect of the National Council of Acoustical Consultants (NCAC). His term as President, which began in July 2010 will run until June 2012. The ceremonial transition occurred at the annual Meeting of the NCAC held in Portland, Maine in August, 2010, where Mr. Brooks accepted the gavel from NCAC Immediate Past President, Russ Berger. Many NCAC member representatives were on hand to enjoy the festivities.

NCAC was founded in 1962 as an organization of Acoustical consulting firms which are recognized as the "best of the best" in the United States and internationally. The NCAC mission: "Enhancing the stature and effectiveness of the acoustical consulting profession for the mutual benefit of the public and our member firms". Go to www.ncac.com for more information.

May 2005

Bennett Brooks Elected Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America

Bennett M. Brooks, P.E. was elected in December 2004 as a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America (FASA). The citation read "For contributions to noise control engineering, standards and noise policy."

The election was announced, and a presentation was made, at the plenary session of the 149th meeting of the Acoustical Society, on 18 May 2005 in Vancouver, British Columbia. The election was also announced in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA) in the July 2005 issue.

The Acoustical Society of America was founded in 1929 to increase and diffuse the knowledge of acoustics and its practical application.

Since its organization in 1929, the Society has grown steadily in membership and stature. At this time nearly 7000 men and women who work in acoustics throughout the U.S. and abroad belong to this prestigious Society. A variety of fields related to sound are represented, ranging from physics and engineering, to biology, psychology, architecture and music. This diversity, along with the opportunities provided for the exchange of knowledge and points of view, has become one of the Society's unique and strongest assets. From the beginning, the Acoustical Society has sought to serve the widespread interests of its members and the acoustics community in all branches of acoustics, both theoretical and applied.

The Society is primarily a voluntary organization and attracts the interest, commitment, and service of a large number of professionals. Their contributions in the formation, guidance, administration, and development of the ASA are largely responsible for its world-wide preeminence in the field of acoustics.

More information on the activities of the ASA can be found at asa.aip.org

May 2004

Bennett Brooks Elected to INCE

Bennett M. Brooks, PE was elected a member of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the United States of America, Inc. The citation reads "In recognition of professional standing and contributions the Officers and Board of Directors attest that Bennett M. Brooks has been elected a Member of the Institute."

The Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA is a non-profit professional organization incorporated in Washington, DC. A primary purpose of the Institute is to promote engineering solutions to environmental noise problems. INCE/USA is a Member Society of the International Institute of Noise Control Engineering, an international consortium of organizations with interests in acoustics and noise control. INCE/USA has two technical publications, Noise Control Engineering Journal and Noise/News International. The Institute also sponsors the NOISE-CON series of national conferences on noise control engineering, and the INTER-NOISE Congress when it is held in North America. INCE/USA Members are professionals in the field of noise control engineering, and many offer consulting services in noise control. Membership in INCE/USA is conferred on persons having demonstrated significant education in the physical principles of acoustics, as well as publishing, research, teaching and/or professional practice experience in noise control engineering. More information on the activities of INCE can be found at inceusa.org.