2016 40 Under 40: David Manley, PE, LEED AP BD+C, 30

Senior Consultant, D.L. Adams Associates Inc., Denver   BS and MAE Architectural Engineering, University of Nebraska


David Manley, PE, LEED AP BD+C, 30. Senior Consultant, D.L. Adams Associates Inc., Denver. BS and MAE Architectural Engineering, University of Nebraska. Courtesy: Adams Associates Inc.David Manley, PE, LEED AP BD+C, 30

Senior Consultant, D.L. Adams Associates Inc., Denver

BS and MAE Architectural Engineering, University of Nebraska

Manley joined D.L. Adams Associates (DLAA) in 2008 after earning his degrees. Starting as a staff consultant, he quickly earned the respect of his fellow staff and his clients. He has since become an expert acoustician and has advanced to senior consultant due to his strong work ethic, leadership skills, and excellent client service. He focuses in all areas of acoustics including architectural acoustics, sound isolation, HVAC-noise and -vibration control, environmental-noise control, field measurements, and testing of architectural acoustics. He also consults on theatrical, audio/video, and information technology system designs. In the 8 years Manley has been with DLAA, he has managed more than 100 projects and has served as project manager for performing arts, education, multifamily, health care, fitness, and hospitality facilities, as well as commercial buildings, HUD and environmental-noise studies, and government and military projects. Manley is an active member of the Acoustical Society of America and the Institute of Noise Control Engineering where he has presented technical papers to share the results of his experience. He is also a member of ASHRAE, the U.S. Green Building Council Colorado Chapter, and the National Council of Acoustical Consultants. Manley has participated in Make-a-Wish Colorado's annual kickball tournament and fundraising drive as part of DLAA. As a motorcycle enthusiast, Manley enjoys riding his Ducati Monster whenever possible. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Mary, three children, and two dogs. He and Mary attend live music events as often as possible. As a matter of fact, his desire to work in acoustical consulting was a direct result of his love for music and the performing arts.

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