Selected Publications

ACOUSTICS: Architecture, Engineering, the Environment (1998 William Stout Publisher)

In 1998, Charles M. Salter Associates wrote ACOUSTICS: Architecture, Engineering, the Environment, published by William Stout Publishers. The book is geared toward architects, engineers, facilities managers, specifiers, and other professionals with a need for information on acoustics. The 320-page reference book utilizes full color photographs, illustrations, and more than 50 case studies to help the reader understand how to approach acoustical design issues for all building types. The American Institute of Architects is currently using the book as a home-study course for continuing education. Here is what people are saying about it:

"Finally, someone has put together a resource on acoustics that the practicing architect can use as a practical tool! Your new book takes what could be a dry, academic manual and infuses it with the energy of real-life solutions."
Thomas B. Gerfen, AIA 1997 President,
AIA San Francisco

"Your book establishes a new standard of excellence for how to make complex technical phenomena come alive. I am confident this book will become the standard reference for students and practitioners like."
Harrison Fraker, AIA Professor and Dean
UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design

"We highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn more about the fundamentals of acoustics, noise control, audiovisual systems, and related topics."
N.W. Jasper, Jr., President and Ioan Allen,
Vice President Dolby Laboratories

ACOUSTICS: Architecture, Engineering, the Environment is available for purchase through the William Stout Bookstore, 415.391.6757, www.stoutbooks.com.

Durand Begault

BOOKS

Begault, Durand R. (Ed.) 2004. Spatial Sound Techniques. Part I: Virtual and Binaural Audio Technologies. New York: Audio Engineering Society.

Begault, Durand R. 1999. 3-D Sound and Auralization. In Computational Architectural Acoustics, ed. J. Sendra. Southampton. UK: Computational Mechanics Publications.

Begault, Durand R. 1998. Fundamentals. In Acoustics. Architecture, Engineering, The Environment, 27-36. San Francisco: William Stout Publishing.

Begault, Durand R. 1998. Psychoacoustics and Hearing. In Acoustics. Architecture, Engineering, The Environment, 37-44. San Francisco: William Stout Publishing.

Begault, Durand R. 1998. Measurements. In Acoustics. Architecture, Engineering, The Environment, 45-50. San Francisco: William Stout Publishing.

Begault, Durand R. 1996. The Sonic CD-ROM for Desktop Audio Production. An Electronic Guide to Producing Computer Audio for Multimedia. [CD-ROM]. Chestnut Hill, MA: Academic Press Professional.

Begault, Durand R. 1994. 3-D Sound for Virtual Reality and Multimedia. Cambridge, MA: Academic Press Professional.

PUBLICATIONS ON FORENSIC AUDIO

Begault, Durand, Adrian Lu and Philip Perry. 2015. Forensic Sound Analyses of Cellular Telephone Recordings. Audio Engineering Society 139th Convention Paper 9472, New York, NY.

Begault, Durand, Heather Heise, and Christopher Peltier. 2013. Analysis Criteria for Forensic Musicology. The Journal of the Acoustical Society America, Volume 133, Issue 5: 3244.

Begault, Durand, Anthony Nash, and Christopher Peltier. 2012. Uncertainty in the Measurement of the Electrical Network Frequency. Paper presented at the Audio Engineering Society 46th Conference, Denver, Colorado, June.

Begault, Durand R. 2008. Forensic analysis of the audibility of female screams. Presented at the 33rd Audio Engineering Society Convention titled Audio Forensics-Theory and Practice, June 5-7, in Denver, CO.

Poza, F. and Begault, Durand R. 2008. The role of transcriptions in the courtroom: a scientific evaluation. Presented at the 33rd Audio Engineering Society Conference, Audio Forensics-Theory and Practice, June 5-7, in Denver, CO.

Begault, Durand R. 2007. Experiment in Computational Voice Elimination Using Formant Analysis. Paper presented at the Audio Engineering Society 123rd Convention, October 5-8, in New York, USA.

Begault, Durand R., and Peltier, Christopher A. 2007. The Practice of Audio Forensics. Workshop presentation, at the 122nd Audio Engineering Society Convention. Vienna, Austria.

Begault, Durand R. and Peltier, Christopher A. 2006. Acoustic signal analysis for forensic applications. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 120:3275.

Begault, Durand R., Freytag, Jack C. and Peltier, Christopher A. 2006. The acoustics of gunfire. Proc. Inter-Noise December: 3-6.

Begault, Durand R., Brustad, B. M., and Stanley, A. M. 2005. Tape Analysis and Authentication using Multitrack Recorders. Audio Engineering Society 26th International Conference, Audio Forensics in the Digital Age July: 115-121.

Brixen, E. B., and Begault, Durand R. 2005. Validity of Bit-Compressed Digital Voice Recordings for Spectrographic Analyses: Input for a Database, a preliminary test. Audio Engineering Society 26th International Conference, Audio Forensics in the Digital Age, July 7-9, in Denver, CO.

Poza, F., and Begault, Durand R. 2005. Voice Identification and Elimination using Aural-Spectrographic Protocols. Audio Engineering Society 26th International Conference, Audio Forensics in the Digital Age, July 21-28, in Denver, CO.

In addition, Dr. Begault has written over 70 publications related to speech, audio engineering, human-computer interaction, and psychoacoustics.

Eric Broadhurst

Broadhurst, Eric and Peter Holst. 2006. Multi-family housing sound isolation: a summary of industry standards for design of demising assemblies. Presented at Inter-Noise, sponsored by I-INCE. December 4, Honolulu, HI.

Broadhurst, Eric. 1998. Multi-Family Housing. In ACOUSTICS: Architecture, Engineering, the Environment, 271-280. San Francisco: William Stout Publishing.

Thomas Corbett

Corbett, Thomas, Kenneth Graven, and David Schwind. 1998. Audiovisual (AV). In ACOUSTICS: Architecture, Engineering, the Environment, 177-194. San Francisco: William Stout Publishing.

Corbett, Thomas, Thomas Schindler, and Robert Skye. 1998. Sound Amplification Systems. In ACOUSTICS: Architecture, Engineering, the Environment, 167-176. San Francisco: William Stout Publishing.

Jason Duty

Duty, Jason. 1998. Active Reduction of Noise. In ACOUSTICS: Architecture, Engineering, the Environment, 161-166. San Francisco: William Stout Publishing.

Ken Graven

Graven, Kenneth, 2015. Technology Infrastructure Design Checklist.

Graven, Kenneth, 2015. Intelligent Building Technology: The Evolution of the AV Consultant.

Coauthor. United States Courts Courtroom Technology Study (AOUSC, Draft for Review), Kenneth Graven, et al. 2006. California Trial Courts Facility Standards: California AOC.

Coauthor. 2002. Audiovisual Design Reference Manual (BICSI).

Corbett, Thomas, Kenneth Graven, and David Schwind. 1998. Audiovisual (AV). In ACOUSTICS: Architecture, Engineering, the Environment, 177-194. San Francisco: William Stout Publishing.

Graven, Kenneth. 1998. Acoustical Simulations in the Multimedia Age. In ACOUSTICS: Architecture, Engineering, the Environment, 195-202. San Francisco: William Stout Publishing.

Graven, Kenneth, David Schwind, and Thomas Schindler. 1992. Presentation Studio Design for Acoustical Simulations. In Acoustical Engineering Society, October.

Robert Hammond

Hammond, Robert. "SCA Technology’s Coming of Age," Access Control Trends & Technology, July 2012.

Peter Holst

Holst, Peter and Ethan Salter. 2009. Achieving green design acoustical standards in health care facilities. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 125: 2706.

Broadhurst, Eric and Peter Holst. 2006. December 4. Multi-family housing sound isolation: a summary of industry standards for design of demising assemblies. Paper presented at the Inter-Noise, sponsored by I-INCE, December 4, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Adrian Lu

Begault, Durand, Adrian Lu and Philip Perry. 2015. Forensic Sound Analyses of Cellular Telephone Recordings. Audio Engineering Society 139th Convention Paper 9472, New York, NY.

Cristina Miyar

Miyar, Cristina, coauthor. 2006. Library Acoustics. Presented at ASA, Boston, MA.

Miyar, Cristina, coeditor. 1998. ACOUSTICS: Architecture, Engineering, the Environment. San Francisco: William Stout Publisher.

Anthony Nash

Begault, Durand, Anthony Nash, and Christopher Peltier. 2012. Uncertainty in the Measurement of the Electrical Network Frequency. Paper presented at the Audio Engineering Society 46th Conference, Denver, Colorado, June.

Nash, Anthony. 2009. Noise from Rooftop Mechanical Systems in Residential Buildings. Inter-Noise.

Nash, Anthony. 2009. Noise from Rooftop Mechanical Systems in Residential Buildings. Presented at the Acoustical Society of America Portland Meeting, Portland, OR.

Nash, Anthony. 2008. Vibration Effects in Healthcare Facilities. Acoustics '08 Paris - Joint Meeting of Acoustical Society of America and Acoustical Society of France. Paris, France.

Nash, Anthony. 2007. On The Acoustical Characteristics of a Balloon. International Symposium on Room Acoustics, Seville, Spain.

Nash, Anthony. 2007. Transient Vibration of Light Frame Floors, Part V. Inter-Noise.

Nash, Anthony. 2006. Resilient Ceiling Construction in Residential Buildings. Joint Meeting of Acoustical Society of America and Acoustical Society of Japan.

Nash, Anthony. 2006. Techniques for Measuring the Propagation Speed of Vibration Waves in the Ground. Inter-Noise.

Nash, Anthony. 2006. Resilient Ceiling Construction In Residential Buildings. International Congress on Acoustic, Honolulu, HI.

Nash, Anthony. 2004. Trains Passing Close To A Cinema - A Case Study. International Congress on Acoustics, I-621- I-624.

Nash, Anthony. 2005. Trains Passing Close To A Cinema - A Case Study. Inter-Noise, 1735-1741.

Nash, Anthony. 2003. Small Fans that Rumble - A Case Study: Fan Noise. Paper presented at the Second International Symposium on Fan Noise, Senlis, France.

Nash, Anthony. 2001. On the Acoustical Characteristics of a Balloon. International Congress on Acoustics, 1: 66.

Nash, Anthony. 2000. Stimulus-Response Measurement of Floor Impact Sound. Inter-Noise, 755-759.

Nash, Anthony. 1999. Extracting Signals from Noise. Inter-Noise.

Nash, Anthony. 1999. Transient Vibration of Heavy Frame Floors: The Case for the Missing Beat, SPIE 3786: 64-71.

Nash, Anthony and Charles Salter. 1998. Sound Insulation. In ACOUSTICS: Architecture, Engineering, the Environment, 117-134. San Francisco: William Stout Publishing.

Nash, Anthony. 1998. Building Vibration. In ACOUSTICS: Architecture, Engineering, the Environment, 135-142. San Francisco: William Stout Publishing.

Nash, Anthony. 1996. Transient Vibration of Light Frame Floors, Part IV. Inter-Noise, 1481-1484.

Nash, Anthony. 1995. Extracting Small Signals from Noise. Hewlett-Packard Realtime Update Winter: 587-590.

Nash, Anthony, David Schwind, et al. 1995. The Early Sound Field in Performance Halls. Paper presented at the 99th Acoustical Engineering Society Convention Preprint 4108, October.

Nash, Anthony. 1994. Vibration Criteria for a Magnetic Resonance Imager. SPIE 2264: 135-146.

Nash, Anthony. 1994. Transient Vibration of Light Frame Floors, Part III. Inter-Noise, 1445-1448.

Nash, Anthony and Thom Sanders. 1994. Was That an Earthquake? The Case of the Vibrating Floor. Wood Design Focus Volume 5, No. 3: 16-21.

Nash, Anthony. 1993. Transient Vibration in Light-Frame Floors. Presented in the Joint CIB/IABSE International Colloquium on Structural Serviceability of Buildings, Göteborg, Sweden.

Nash, Anthony. 1992. Transient Vibration of Light Frame Floors, Part II. Inter-Noise, 663-666.

Nash, Anthony. 1991. Transient Vibration of Light Frame Floors. Inter-Noise, 707-710

Philip Perry

Begault, Durand, Adrian Lu and Philip Perry. 2015. Forensic Sound Analyses of Cellular Telephone Recordings. Audio Engineering Society 139th Convention Paper 9472, New York, NY.

Alexander Salter

Salter, Alexander. 2013. Supporting dynamic infrastructure loads from a vibrating structure. The Journal of the Acoustical Society America, Volume 134, No. 5, Pt. 2: 4126.

Charles Salter

Salter, Charles and Randy Waldeck. 2006. Post-Occupancy Assessment of Speech Privacy in Offices. Presented at the 151st Acoustical Society of America meeting, June, in Providence, Rhode Island.

Salter, Charles and Randy Waldeck. 2006. A Case Study Assessment of the Speech Privacy and Sound Isolation of Spaces Having Underfloor Air Distribution Systems. Paper presented at the INCE Noise Conference, December, in Honolulu, HI.

Salter, Charles. 1998. Case Studies. In ACOUSTICS: Architecture, Engineering, the Environment, 235-270. San Francisco: William Stout Publishing.

Nash, Anthony and Charles Salter. 1998. Sound Insulation. In ACOUSTICS: Architecture, Engineering, the Environment, 117-134. San Francisco: William Stout Publishing.

Leon, Jeffrey and Charles Salter. 1998. Legal Issues. In ACOUSTICS: Architecture, Engineering, the Environment, 299-320. San Francisco: William Stout Publishing.

Ethan Salter

Salter, Ethan. 2013. Achieving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design acoustical requirements in a commercial office project. The Journal of the Acoustical Society America, Volume 133, Issue 5: 3225.

Salter, Ethan. Sustainable Design and Acoustics. In Architectural Acoustics: Principals and Practice, ed. William J. Cavanaugh, Gregory C. Tocci, and Joseph A. Wilkes, 2nd ed. 273-294. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, 2010.

Salter, Ethan. 2010. Volume Control: Keeping the Sound Down in Urban, Mixed-Use Projects. Form Magazine November/December Issue: 44.

Holst, Peter and Ethan Salter. 2009. Achieving green design acoustical standards in health care facilities. The Journal of the Acoustical Society America 125: 2706.

Salter, Ethan. 2009. Acoustical design of mixed-use buildings: The state of the art (and science). The Journal of the Acoustical Society America 125: 2675.

Salter, Ethan. 2009. An acoustical consultant’s experience with the LEED green building rating system(s). The Journal of the Acoustical Society America 125: 2503.

Salter, Ethan. 2007. Trends in Green Building and Acoustical Design. National Council of Acoustical Consultants Newsletter, Spring.

Salter, Ethan. 2006. Achieving acoustical satisfaction in a green building. The Journal of the Acoustical Society America 120: 3185.

Philip Sanders

Sanders, Philip. 1998. Cost and Benefits. In ACOUSTICS: Architecture, Engineering, the Environment, 219-233. San Francisco: William Stout Publishing.

Thomas Schindler

Corbett, Thomas, Thomas Schindler, and Robert Skye. 1998. Sound Amplification Systems. In ACOUSTICS: Architecture, Engineering, the Environment, 167-176. San Francisco: William Stout Publishing.

Schindler, Thomas. 1998. Design and Construction Issues. In ACOUSTICS: Architecture, Engineering, the Environment, 213-218. San Francisco: William Stout Publishing.

Graven, Kenneth, David Schwind, and Thomas Schindler. 1992. Presentation Studio Design for Acoustical Simulations. In Acoustical Engineering Society, October.

Schindler, Thomas. 1989. Acoustical Design for the Technical Building at Skywalker Ranch. SMPTE Journal.

David Schwind

Schwind, David R. 1998. Room Acoustics. In ACOUSTICS: Architecture, Engineering, the Environment, 69-116. San Francisco: William Stout Publishing.

Corbett, Thomas, Kenneth Graven, and David Schwind. 1998. Audiovisual (AV). In ACOUSTICS: Architecture, Engineering, the Environment, 177-194. San Francisco: William Stout Publishing.

Schwind, David. 1997. Room Acoustics: Basic Principles of Reflection, Diffusion and Absorption. Mix August Issue.

Schwind, David, Anthony Nash, et al. 1995. The Early Sound Field in Performance Halls. Paper presented at the 99th Acoustical Engineering Society Convention, October, New York, NY.

Schwind, David. Acoustical Design for the Technical Building at Skywalker Ranch, Part 1: Sound Isolation and Room Acoustics. SMPTE Journal February: 100-105.

Schwind, David. 1994. Simulations of Acoustics in Architecture. Proceedings at the Wallace Clement Sabine Centennial Symposium, June 5-7, Cambridge, MA.

Graven, Kenneth, David Schwind, and Thomas Schindler. 1992. Presentation Studio Design for Acoustical Simulations. In Acoustical Engineering Society, October.

Schwind, David. 1989. Acoustical Design for Scoring Stages. AES Preprint, October.

Valerie Smith

Smith, Valerie, coauthor. April 2010. Classroom Acoustics in the Developing World. Presented at NoiseCon10.

Felipe Tavera

Tavera. Felipe. 2011. Construction of an Artificial Ear Using the DADEC Model. Revista Ingenium. Volume 13. No. 25.

Tavera, Felipe. 2013. Acoustical Measurement Software Housed on Mobile Operating Systems Test. Paper presented at the AES 135th Convention, October, in New York, NY

Blake Wells

Wells, Blake. 2014. Development of a Framework to Implement a Recycling Program in an Elementary School. Resources, Conservation & Recycling, May.