Ask Me Anything: Sounding Off with Aercoustics Associate Eric Salt

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Q: What do you enjoy most about working in the area of acoustics engineering?

A: I love that it’s a field where you get to use both your technical and creative skills. It’s incredibly satisfying to know that the work we do can have a real impact on people’s lives, whether it’s creating a better environment for students to learn in or improving the sound in a concert hall so that people can enjoy their favourite music to the fullest.


Q: What do you enjoy most about working at Aercoustics?

A: Well, first of all, we have some of the smartest and most enthusiastic people in the business. I enjoy being part of a team that isn’t afraid to think outside the box and find approaches to tough acoustics engineering challenges. Plus, we have a lot of fun doing it! In addition to working with the Aercoustics team, I also value the opportunity to work closely with a diverse group of acoustics engineering disciplines on each project and ensuring the acoustic, noise and vibration are harmonized with broader design goals.


Q: What project are you most proud to have worked on? 

A: I have had the pleasure to work on a number of incredible spaces with many great teams through my tenure at Aercoustics. A few notable ones for me include the Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital, Calgary Stampede’s SAM Centre, the McMaster Degroote McLean Centre for Collaborative Discovery, Canada’s first super-tall skyscraper “The One” and Maison de Radio-Canada in Montreal.


Q: What changes are happening in your industry in the near future?

A: One of the big challenges we are seeing in urban centres is the ever-shrinking inventory of undeveloped land available, and that land often resides near existing industry or road and rail lines. This presents a number of fun and unique challenges in our work in acoustics engineering which require innovative solutions, including incorporating vibration isolation into a foundation of buildings, managing the impact of construction on nearby structures and specifying appropriate façade elements to address the noise from neighbours.


Q: You’re now an Associate. How will that impact your work?

 A: I will be even more involved in our clients’ projects, ensuring we are delivering best-in-class acoustics, noise and vibration services on every project. I’m excited to have the opportunity to take on a more active role in developing and supporting our talented team of professionals. By building a stronger team, we’ll be able to offer even more comprehensive and customized support to our clients, no matter how complex or unique their acoustic needs may be. I am honored to be a part of such a dedicated team of experts and can’t wait to see what kinds of wild and wonderful acoustic challenges come our way next.


Q: What hobbies do you pursue in your spare time?

A: With a young family at home, it is challenging to find time for hobbies. However, one I do enjoy is exploring the great outdoors. I love going on hikes, camping trips, and spending time at the cottage. It’s a wonderful way to escape the busyness of daily life and find time to reflect and recharge.


Eric Salt


When Eric isn’t busy connecting with clients, you will find him tackling fun and unique acoustic challenges. Outside of the office, Eric finds time to recharge by exploring the great outdoors on hikes, camping trips, and spending time at the cottage with his young family.

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