News | 2008

14 October 2008

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Charles M. Salter Associates, Inc., an acoustical, audiovisual system design, and telecommunications consulting firm, is pleased to announce the promotions of Christopher Peltier and Ethan Salter to Principal Consultant.

Christopher A. Peltier, P.E., an acoustical consultant with Charles M. Salter Associates since 2001, specializes in mechanical noise and vibration reduction, environmental noise studies, architectural acoustics, and audio forensics. Peltier also has a background in IT and teledata infrastructure and consults on an array of projects including entertainment studios, housing, educational facilities, and office buildings. Lucas Arts Expansion, Armand Hammer Billy Wilder Theater, One Rincon Hill Towers, CSU Monterey Bay Library, and VMware Palo Alto Offices are some of his notable projects. Peltier is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers; Institute of Noise Control Engineers; American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers; and a Technical Committee Member of the Audio Engineering Society. Additionally, he coauthored “Acoustic Signal Analysis for Forensic Applications,” published in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. Peltier earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Ethan C. Salter, LEED AP has been an acoustical consultant with Charles M. Salter Associates since 2002. His areas of expertise include architectural acoustics, environmental noise impact assessments, and noise control engineering for offices, civic projects, residences, and educational facilities nationwide. Since achieving LEED accreditation in October 2006, he has participated in several LEED/sustainable projects, including Alameda County Waste Management District (Stopwaste.org); David Brower Center; Emory Center for Health, Discovery, and Well-Being; Terrazzo Mixed-Use in Nashville; and Marin Country Day School. Salter's commitment to sustainable design includes his membership in the local chapter of the United States Green Building Council. In addition, he is involved with the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Institute, Institute of Noise Control Engineers, and the Acoustical Society of America. His paper “Achieving acoustical satisfaction in a green building” has been published in The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. Salter received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Charles M. Salter Associates (www.cmsalter.com) has been a leader in acoustical engineering since 1975. With offices in San Francisco and San Jose, they are involved in over 900 projects per year in eight major service areas.

15 August 2008

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Charles M. Salter Associates, Inc. (Salter), an acoustical, audiovisual system design, and telecommunications consulting firm, is pleased to announce the acceptance of Anthony Nash, P.E. as a new fellow of the Acoustical Society of America.

Anthony Nash, P.E., Vice President at Salter, has more than 35 years of experience as an acoustical consultant. He recently was inducted as a fellow to the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) for his “contributions to the development of standards involving acoustical measurement protocols.” The prestigious honor is awarded to only two dozen society members each year.

As a 30-year member of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), Nash helped develop standard technologies for measuring sound insulation in buildings. He also reviews and comments on many national and international vibration standards in his role as a voting member of ASA Standards Committee S2 (Mechanical Vibration and Shock).

Nash has authored over 20 technical papers, ranging from the self-noise of accelerometers to human perception of vibration in buildings. He has assessed the vibration sensitivity of scientific apparatus in more than a dozen research laboratories, including IBM, Genentech, Lawrence Livermore, University of Washington, and Stanford University. Additionally, Nash contributes to industry-wide research and has taught a seminar on floor vibration.

Nash has modified and designed much of the specialized measurement instrumentation used by Salter and, in 1992, consulted with Hewlett-Packard to help improve their next generation of digital noise/vibration analyzers. In addition, he is a board-certified member of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering and a member of the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California. Nash received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Oregon State University and is a coauthor of ACOUSTICS: Architecture, Engineering, the Environment.