Group Leaders

Nathan Gara Associate, Senior Consultant

Nathan specializes in long-term acoustic and vibration monitoring for large infrastructure projects. His diverse knowledge, education, and training as both a technologist and an engineer make him uniquely qualified to address challenges related to the implementation and maintenance of remote-accessible, automated monitoring stations. Some major projects include the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension tunneling project and the Davenport Diamond Rail Grade Separation Project in Toronto.

Nathan is also an expert in completing acoustical audits of wind energy projects, including receptor-based audits and sound power testing according to the IEC 61400-11 standard. Some major wind energy projects include the Amherst Island Wind Project in Ontario, the Ghost Pine Wind Energy Center in Alberta, and the Upland Prairie and English wind farms in Iowa.

In the world of vibration, Nathan has also performed a variety of vibration assessments for highly sensitive equipment used in research and healthcare settings.

Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO)

Ontario Association of Certified Technicians and Technologists (OACETT)

Canadian Acoustical Association (CAA)

“Singing Buildings: Assessing and Controlling Noise from Balcony Railing Panels”, National Council of Acoustical Consultants Newsletter, Fall 2021.

“Intentional Yaw Misalignment and the Effects on Wind Turbine Noise”, Canadian Acoustics, 2019.

“An Investigation into Short-Term Fluctuations in Amplitude Modulation of Wind Turbine Noise. Preliminary Results.” Wind Turbine Noise Conference, Rotterdam, Netherlands, May 2017.

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