Richard Carman, PhD, PE, Senior Principal

With over 40 years of professional experience (35 of them with Wilson Ihrig), Dr. Carman’s expertise includes architectural and building acoustics, speech intelligibility studies for public address systems, evaluation of vibration sensitive facilities and research laboratories, measurement of infrasound from large wind turbines, and analysis and engineering design support for building structures to minimize vibration and noise transmission. He has conducted forensic investigations and provided expert witness testimony He has comprehensively consulted in all aspects of rail transportation noise and vibration, and has served as the noise and vibration project manager on numerous rail transit and high speed rail projects in the United States and abroad in both the environmental assessment (EIR/EIS) and the engineering phases of projects. He has presented numerous technical papers at conferences throughout the world, and is the author of Chapter 9 – Acoustics and Vibration in “Building Types for Transit Facilities.” He was the Principal Investigator for the NCHRP 25-25 research project (Current Practices to Address Construction Vibration and Potential Effects to Historic Buildings Adjacent to Transportation Projects) and the ACRP 07-14 research project (Guidelines for Improving Intelligibility of Airport Terminal Public Address Systems).


Ph.D., M.S., B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
Professional Mechanical Engineer, California, License No. M16916