Newsletter | Sep/Oct 2005

Program 100: Overview of Acoustical Design

by Elaine Hsieh

Monday, 17 October 2005


Charles M. Salter and Associates studio
130 Sutter Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94104

Candice Huey, T: 415.397.0442

Program Description
Join Charles Salter and Elaine Hsieh in our Presentation Studio for a fun and dynamic overview of acoustics. Understand the general application and practice of acoustical engineering in architectural design and construction. Learn the fundamentals by discussing room acoustics, sound isolation, mechanical equipment noise and vibration control, cost/benefits, and legal issues. This program includes real-world examples, including acoustical details from the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and the James H. Clark Center at Stanford University. Credit: 1 LU (HSW)

Biography of Presenters
Mr. Charles M. Salter, P.E., has over 30 years experience in a wide range of consulting in areas of architectural acoustics, noise control engineering, and environmental noise impact, and expert testimony. Mr. Salter is an adjunct professor at UC Berkeley and is a co-author and editor of "Acoustics: Architecture, Engineering, the Environment". He is involved in the Acoustical Society of America, American Institute of Architects, Center for the Built Environment, and San Francisco Planning Urban Research Association. He holds degrees in Finance from Boston College, Architecture from MIT and Structural Engineering from Tufts University.

Ms. Elaine Hsieh, Consultant at Charles M. Salter Associates has consulting experience in architectural acoustics, noise engineering, and environmental noise and mitigation. She has worked extensively on resort hotels, condominiums, and multi-family residences, hospitals, and mixed-use spaces. Ms. Hsieh has degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Engineering Management from Duke University and is a member of the American Institute of Architects; Institute of Noise Control Engineering, and the Organization of Women Architects.

Brief Firm Description
Charles M. Salter Associates, Inc., consultants in acoustics, audio/visual system design, and telecommunications, was founded in 1975. With a staff of 42, we are involved in more than 700 projects per year in eight major service areas: architectural acoustics, engineering acoustics, environmental acoustics, audio/visual system design, telecommunications data and security, sound system design, acoustic simulation, public presentation, and expert testimony.

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