CSDA is excited to work with Mr. Ahmadi and Lowney Architecture as part of this amazing community project that gives this area of Oakland access to fresh produce and culturally appropriate food options at an affordable price. Our “part” is small, but the overall impact will be large. “Working on a project that benefits and helps to transform a community is especially important to me and the firm,” said Randy Waldeck, CSDA’s Principal of Acoustics.
“It’s been a long journey for People’s Community Market and its founder Brahm Ahmadi. Over the span of almost a decade, the community organizer has been working toward opening a fresh food market in West Oakland, in a neighborhood almost completely bereft of healthy food options for its residents. Now, with the recent purchase of its future space, the market is closer to becoming fully realized.” – Ellen Fort, Eater San Francisco
You can read more here: http://sf.eater.com/2016/3/28/11301988/peoples-community-market-west-oakland
We are pleased to announce that CSDA Design Group is presenting two papers this week at the 5th joint meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the Acoustical Society of Japan, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort in Honolulu; they are:
“Airport Cooperative Research Project 02-51: Evaluating Methods for Determining Interior Aircraft Noise Levels” on Thursday December 1 at 11:00 am by CSDA’s Principal of Acoustics, Randy Waldeck, with co-authors Paul Schomer and John C. Freytag.
The talk will present results of a two-year study to improve consistency of interior noise level measurements for airport sound insulation programs nationwide. Funded and published by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program, this study supplements the Guidelines for Airport Sound Insulation Programs published in 2010.
“Acoustical Considerations in Shipping Container Architecture,” on Thursday December 1 at 5:10 pm, by Anat Grant and Randy Waldeck of CSDA.
Case studies and measurement data presented will include an elementary school with large divisible classrooms, a community education center, an after-school youth education and classical music program in an economically struggling Los Angeles community, and a multifamily apartment building in Berkeley, CA.
For more information, check out the conference web site:
Conference presentation materials will also be posted to the Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics site:
CSDA is partnering with GrowthPoint Structures to re-purpose shipping containers into DSA approved classroom buildings. Time-lapse video below of our first #growthpointstructures container project, Vaughn F.A.C.E.T., shows containers being hoisted into place!
Time-lapse video of our first #growthpointstructures container project, Vaughn F.A.C.E.T., being hoisted into place this morning! More information/link in our profile. #shipping #containers #classrooms #community #smallsite #vaughnnextcenturylearningcenter #delamoconstruction #csda #cadadesign #csdadesigngroup #architecture #design #sustainable
Read more about the Vaughn F.A.C.E.T. project here.
We are pleased to announce that CSDA’s Principal of Acoustics, Randy Waldeck, will be speaking at the Institute of Noise Control Engineering’s New England Noise Con-16 on June 13-15 in Providence, RI. The theme for this year’s conference is Revolution in Noise Control. Randy will be speaking on Tuesday, June 14 at 1:00 pm on “Evaluating Methods for Determining Interior Aircraft Noise Levels.”
Randy Waldeck, Paul Schomer and John C. Freytag will present the results of their two-year study to improve consistency of interior noise level measurements for airport sound insulation programs nationwide. Funded and published by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program, this study supplements the Guidelines for Airport Sound Insulation Programs published in 2010.
The team conducted research to understand the differences between measurement methods and ways to identify and minimize inaccuracies in determining interior noise levels. The TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) published the findings in March 2016.
No time to read the report? Do you have questions? This is your opportunity to connect with the researchers in person.
Visit INCE’s website for more information.
CSDA Design Group (CSDA) has announced that the firm received State of California Small Business Enterprise (SBE) certification from the Department of General Services (DGS), Office of Small Business and DVBE Services (OSDS). With the new certification, CSDA will be eligible for the Small Business Participation Program, qualifying it for the 25% of California state contracting dollars that are set aside for certified small businesses each year.
“Due to CSDA’s increasing role and future opportunities with public infrastructure projects, SBE certification became increasingly important,” said Randy Waldeck, PE, Principal of Acoustics at CSDA Design Group. “With CSDA’s SBE status, our firm will be a stronger partner for large environmental firms pursuing upcoming infrastructure work and provide CSDA with additional opportunities in our educational facility design practice.”
The California Small Business Certification process enables smaller businesses to compete for government contracts that have traditionally been challenging to access. The process enables smaller businesses to gain a pricing preference for state contracts and allows state agencies to undertake a significantly streamlined bidding process, delivering benefits both to the state and to the vendor while still providing effective safeguards to the contracting process.