NCAC 2015 Annual Meeting
August 7-9, 2015
San Francisco, CA
Hyatt Regency San Francisco

The 2015 NCAC Annual Meeting will be held prior to the 2015 INCE Inter-Noise Conference in San Francisco. If you plan to attend both events please keep this in mind when making travel arrangements.

We look forward to seeing you 2015!

Member Registration
NCAC Annual Meeting registration is now closed. We look forward to seeing you all in San Francisco. For questions contact the NCAC office.

Tour: The Cathedral of Christ the Light

The Cathedral of Christ the Light, also called Oakland Cathedral, is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland in Oakland, California. Christ the Light was completed in 2008. The NCAC tour of this facility will be led by Dennis Paoletti of Paoletti Consulting. After the tour lunch will be served from the café in the Cathedral.

Workshop on Professional Insurance and Liability

Presented by Dean Seiji and Mike Olson, Architects/Engeineers Account Executives with Dealey Renton. The topic of professional insurance and liability is on the minds of many NCAC members as contract language continues to become more one-sided and onerous. This education session will benefit all members, regardless of the size of firms or projects they pursue. Detailed descriptions below:

Q&A Program: Liability 101
Design Firms face the very real threat of claims on every project they undertake. Given the small profit margin of the typical firm, a single claim can mean the difference between profit and loss on a project—and a large claim can spell disaster. That’s why it’s so important for design professionals to understand how to avoid claims and mitigate their exposure. In this course, you’ll improve your “Liability IQ” by learning to identify and manage the common risks faced by design professionals. You’ll be exposed to strategies and techniques that can increase your effectiveness in practices such as business communications, project evaluation, client selection, contract and scope development, and shop drawing review.

Case Study Workshop:
Project Type: Tenant Improvement Description: You're Toast highlights an architect hired under a master agreement by a national fast food franchisor to design all of its franchisees' build-outs. During subsequent negotiation with one franchisee, the architect agreed to remove CA from its scope of services in exchange for a reduced fee. Not long after occupancy, the franchisee experienced several electrical issues. A year after completion, the building burned to the ground, resulting in cross-complaints by multiple parties and several years of litigation. Discover what went wrong and discuss what the architect should have done to avoid or reduce their risk for a costly legal claim.

Laymon M. Miller Award for Excellence in Acoustical Consulting 2015

NCAC is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2015 Laymon N. Miller Award for Excellence in Acoustical Consulting is William J. “Bill” Cavanaugh, INCE Board Certified, FASA, Emeritus. The award will be presented on Saturday evening during dinner. The Laymon N. Miller Award is an annual award developed jointly by the National Council of Acoustical Consultants (NCAC) and the Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the United States of America (INCE/USA). This award is to be provided to an individual who has practiced acoustical consulting in an exemplary manner over a sustained period of time to improve acoustical environments in and around buildings, transportation systems, work places, recreational and other occupied spaces such that the quality of life for citizens and communities is significantly enhanced.

Hyatt Regency San Francisco
5 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111

NCAC has negotiated a discounted room rate of $199.00 per night (plus taxes and fees) for event attendees. Please make reservations by Monday, July 13, 2015 in order to recieve the discounted rate. Reservations made after the cut-off date will be based on availabilty. To make online reservations, please visit To make reservations over the phone, please call 1-888-421-1442 and reference the NCAC 2015 Annual Meeting.

Tentative Schedule

Friday, August 7

3:00 - 5:00 pm Registration

5:00 - 6:00 pm Welcome Reception

Saturday, August 8

10:00 am - Noon Cathedral of Christ the Light Tour

12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 - 4:00 pm Workshop on Professional Insurance and Liability

5:00 - 6:00 pm Reception

6:00 - 9:00 pm Dinner - Presentation of Laymon M. Miller Award for Excellence in Acoustical Consulting

Sunday, August 9

9:00 am - Noon Exhibits

12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 pm General Membership Meeting

Photos from 2014 NCAC Annual Meeting in Providence, RI. Images from left to right: Fireworks over the water at the Saturday Night Dinner, Tour of the Carter Center, Reception at the Squantum Association on Saturday, Exhibits


Exhibitor registration is now sold out - to be added to the waitlist for an exhibit space at the event please email Emily Fiock at The NCAC Annual Meeting is only open to members and registered exhibitors. As exhibits at the 2015 event are sold out, any interested party will be placed on a waiting list in case of a cancellation or addition of tables.

Confirmed Exhibitors (as of 6/24/15)

ACO Pacific







Fellert North America

Flexmaster USA

G&S Acoustics




ICF Group / Unika Vaev



Mason Industries

Noise Barriers, LLC

Overly Door Company


Pliteq, Inc





Sound Seal

Soundproof Windows

Studio Six Digital


United Plastics

Wenger Corporation


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