Profile of Benjamin Coulson

Benjamin Coulson
Senior Consultant | Principal

Ben is an RWDI principal with over 18 years of experience. He delivers trusted technical insights and leadership on projects involving acoustics and vibration issues, as well as atmospheric science. A recognized specialist who has conducted assessments for the private sector and all levels of government, Ben helps our clients understand, measure and resolve complex problems associated with sound and air quality. In addition to his diverse work with clients, Ben has led ground-breaking acoustical studies on noise from wind turbines, which have informed the Ontario Ministry of the Environment’s compliance measurement protocols.

A widely recognized acoustics and atmospheric science specialist with a unique mix of technical expertise


    • Doctoral-level training, Atmospheric Science, York University, Canada
    • Master of Science (Mechanical Engineering), University of Waterloo, Canada
    • Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering), University of Waterloo, Canada

    • Professional Engineer, Ontario
    • Certified Expert, Ontario Municipal Board
    • Certified Expert, Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal
    • Member, Canadian Wind Energy Association, Ontario Caucus
    • Member, Canadian Acoustical Association
    • Past Chair, Air Quality Committee, Ontario Environment Industry Association
    • Past Member, Environment Committee, Ontario Energy Association (OEA)
    • Past Member, Air and Waste Management Association
    • Regular lecturer at conferences and seminars on noise and acoustics

    • Acoustics
    • Air quality and odor assessments
    • Atmospheric physics
    • Environmental assessment
    • Environmental noise
    • Expert witness testimony
    • Measurement
    • Meteorology
    • Noise mitigation
    • Power generation
    • Regulatory compliance
    • Renewable energy
    • Wind turbine noise