415 Route 24
Chester, NJ 07930
New York City
28 W. 25th St. 4th Floor
New York, NY 10010
Lewis S. Goodfriend & Associates is a diversified acoustical engineering consulting firm offering professional services in the fields of architectural acoustics; building acoustics; noise evaluation and abatement including environmental, industrial and transportation; HVAC, vibration analysis and expert witness testimony. The firm is registered as a Small Business Enterprise with the New Jersey Commerce & Economic Growth Commission.
With more than 60 years of experience in providing consulting engineering services for a wide range of projects and clients, our engineering staff effectively interfaces with professionals in all disciplines. Our extensive experience includes working with architects, planners, engineers and attorneys, both in the private sector and in government. The firm has worked closely with various industries for many years, having provided services for clients such as K. Hovnanian, Pfizer, Home Depot, Verizon, and Sunoco on a wide variety of projects.
Meridian Crossing Apartments
Client Name: Reybold Venture Group
- Detailed FHA Noise Study
- Sound Mitigation Recommendations
Lewis S. Goodfriend & Associates completed an acoustical analysis for ten apartment buildings to satisfy the Department of Housing and Urban Development (DHUD) FHA mortgage application requirements. Nearby sound sources included aircraft from a nearby civilian and military airport, and an adjacent Norfolk Southern freight train route. While most of the buildings were found to have an acceptable acoustical environment by DHUD guidelines, a few buildings adjacent to the railroad track were found to be normally unacceptable. Recommendations were made to improve the sound isolation provided by the facades of these building, resulting in an acceptable acoustical environment. LSG&As acoustical report and supporting documentation helped to get all ten apartment buildings approved for FHA mortgage eligibility.