22 July 2014

LSG&A Provides Continuing Education for Local Professionals

On Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Matthew T. Murello, P.E., LSG&A's President, will be presenting on Acoustics and Noise Control as part of the Daikin Learning Institute's Continuing Education Seminar Series.

30 April 2014

LSG&A Featured in ACEC Article

This week, LSG&A was part of the ACECNJ group that met with members of the New Jersey Congressional Delegation to advocate for issues critical to the engineering industry. The visits were part of ACEC's Annual Convention and Legislative Summit. http://www.acecnj.org/news.php

3 June 2013

LSG&A Welcomes New Staff Engineer

LSG&A is pleased to welcome new staff engineer Rachel Parlock to the firm. Rachel is a recent graduate of the University of Hartford where she received undergraduate degrees in both mechanical engineering and mathematics. While in school, she was an acoustics intern for Pratt & Whitney and Phoenix Noise & Vibration and received various honors including the INCE Leo Beranek Student Medal for Excellence in the Study of Noise Control.

19 November 2012

LSG&A Featured in ACEC Article

LSG&A's President, Matthew Murello, was featured in the article in ACEC's magazine, Engineering Inc., "Small Firms; Standing Tall Among the Giants." http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc1112/#/12

17 August 2012

LSG&A Staff Volunteers at Inter-Noise 2012

Next week is the INTER-NOISE 2012 Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering in New York City. LSG&A's staff are volunteering their time at this annual event.

17 May 2011

LSG&A to Present at AIA Trade Show

Matthew Murello, LSG&A's President, will be presenting at the AIA trade show in Teaneck, NJ this Thursday. The presentation will be on the Acoustical Design for Sustainable Schools. if you plan on attending the show, please come bye and say hello.

9 May 2011

LSG&A Opens NYC Office

Lewis S. Goodfriend & Associates, one of the top acoustical engineering firms in the country, is pleased to announce the opening of their new office at 28 W. 25th Street in NYC. LSG&A's President, Matthew Murello said “We have wanted an office in NYC for many years to better serve our expanding list of NYC Clients.”  Please feel free to contact us at either our NJ or NY office for assistance with your projects.

3 November 2010

LSG&A to Present at Upcoming NJAIHA Meeting

Lewis S. Goodfriend will be giving a presentation at the November Meeting of the New Jersey section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (NJAIHA) on “Practical Procedures for Noise Control.” This talk will include slides showing practical noise control measures and solving problems with multiple noise sources, and will discuss control at the source for manufacturing equipment noise. Simple effective solutions will be shown and the effectiveness of barriers and enclosures will be discussed. Additional information on the NJAIHA November meeting can be found at http://njaiha.org/.

28 September 2010

LSG&A Selected for ZweigWhite Hot Firm List

Lewis S. Goodfriend & Associates were recently selected as the 107th Hot Firm in the annual ZweigWhite 2010 Hot Firm List of the most successful architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting firms. ZweigWhite (the nation's leading management consulting firm supporting the A/E industry) compiled the annual award based on key performance indicators from 2006-2009. The Zweig Letter Hot Firm List recognizes both small firms and large firms for their successes.

This recognition in harsh economic times is an affirmation of LSG&A's leadership objectives, managerial and operational strategies and the contributing efforts of the entire company. LSG&A is proud to be associated with the 175 most successful national A/E firms and we thank our clients for the opportunity to make this achievement possible.

26 October 2009

LSG&A Continues as an AIA/CES Registered Provider with New Presentation Entitled "Acoustical Designs of Sustainable Schools"

Lewis S. Goodfriend & Associates, one of the top acoustical engineering firms in the country, is pleased to announce that the firm continues as an American Institute of Architects (AIA)/CES Registered Provider with a new presentation entitled “Acoustical Designs of Sustainable Schools”.

“The Sustainable Design is a new requirement for AIA and our version of the presentation is designed to cover Health Safety and Welfare (HSW) and sustainable design in addition to offering 1 CEU credit for one hour of class time,” said Matthew T. Murello, P.E., president of Lewis S. Goodfriend & Associates. “We have seen a definite demand for this particular class as I have already given the presentation over two dozen times to New York and New Jersey architects and I am currently scheduled for 10 more upcoming classes in Pennsylvania. We just want to get the word out there that we are ready for those who are interested in this topic.”

Lewis S. Goodfriend & Associates is an AIA/CES Registered Provider currently offering 1 CEU credit hour, approved as a Health Safety and Welfare (HSW) and sustainable design hour, for a presentation titled “Acoustical Designs for Sustainable Schools.” The presentation provides a review of the acoustical criteria established in the ANSI Classroom Acoustics Standard, LEED for Schools and the Green Guide for Schools. The presentation also describes the terminology of sound transmission, reverberation time and background sound levels. General acoustical design considerations are also discussed and examples of each of the topics discussed are presented. The presentation concludes by providing a list of the districts that currently have adopted the acoustical standards.

10 October 2009

Lewis S. Goodfriend & Associates Congratulates Their Founder, Lewis S. Goodfriend

Lewis S. Goodfriend & Associates, one of the top acoustical engineering firms in the country, is pleased to congratulate their company’s founder, Lewis S. Goodfriend, for being one of the first outstanding members to be nominated and elected by the Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE)/USA board to the grade of fellowship.

“Lewis S. Goodfriend is an outstanding leader and role model for the acoustical engineering industry as a whole and we are thrilled that the INCE/USA is recognizing him with this honor,” said Matthew T. Murello, P.E., president of Lewis S. Goodfriend & Associates. “I couldn’t think of anyone more worthy of this nomination.”

The Board of Directors for INCE/USA formally approved the grade of fellowship to honor and recognize publicly any member who has rendered service to the institute and has made notable or distinguished contributions to the advancement of noise control engineering or notably promoted knowledge of noise control engineering. The elected members will be known as “Fellow of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA”.

Mr. Goodfriend, president of Lewis S. Goodfriend & Associates from 1953 to 2002, is a consulting engineer serving clients in the areas of architectural acoustics, noise assessment and control programs for industry, communities and airports, as well as air conditioning noise control and product development. Lewis is a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and the Audio Engineering Society, a past president and former member of the board of directors of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering, senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, member of the Consulting Engineers Council, the American Industrial Hygiene Association and the American Society for Testing and Materials. Additionally, Lewis served on the board of trustees of Stevens Institute of Technology. Lewis also served as editor of The Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, Noise Control, a publication of the Acoustical Society of America, Sound and Vibration Magazine, Noise Control Engineering and Noise Control Engineering Journal of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering. Lewis received his degree in mechanical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology in 1947 and his Master of Electrical Engineering degree from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in 1952. Mr. Goodfriend is a licensed professional engineer in New Jersey, New York and California.

21 September 2009

LSG&A Welcomes Two Staff Acoustical Engineers to Growing Firm

Lewis S. Goodfriend & Associates, welcomes two new employees to the firm. Ryan Skoug and Jack Zybura, staff engineers, were both hired as a direct result of Lewis S. Goodfriend & Associates’ recent success and need for growth.

“We are thrilled to be in this position; hiring quality new professionals to grow as key team members with the firm, said Matthew T. Murello, P.E., president of Lewis S. Goodfriend & Associates. “Ryan Skoug and Jack Zybura are talented individuals who will prove to be invaluable assets to the LSG&A team.” Murello continues “Education and dedication are integral to the success of a growing firm. Staff personalities are pertinent as they create the culture our clients experience.”

Ryan Skoug is a recent graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, The Peter Kiewit Institute, where he received his Masters Degree in Acoustical Architectural Engineering. Ryan also received his undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha where he minored in music performance. While in school, Mr. Skoug was an acoustical consultant intern for D.L. Adams & Associates in Denver, CO and received various honors such as third place in the 2008 ASHRAE Student Design Project Competition for his HVAC system design, the ASA Robert B. Newman Award for Merit in Architectural Acoustics, UCARE Grant, Louis E. Pentzien Scholarship and the intern engineer certificate.

Jack Zybura has been hired as a staff engineer to provide acoustical consulting engineering services to clients in areas of industrial, environmental, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) noise and vibration control, power generation noise control and building acoustics. Since arriving at Lewis S. Goodfriend & Associates, Mr. Zybura has completed work for Robbinsville Township, N.J.; Brookdale Community College in Freehold, N.J.; Arlington County Water Pollution Control in Arlington, Virginia; Verizon Cape May Courthouse in Cape May, N.J.; Warren County Courthouse Data Center in Belvedere, N.J.; and Impact Insulation Terrace Normandy in New York, N.Y. Prior to joining Lewis S. Goodfriend & Associates, Jack was busy obtaining his Bachelor of Science in engineering, in acoustics& music, as well as a minor in mathematics, from the University of Hartford. Before graduating earlier this year, Jack interned for Acoustic Dimensions in New Rochelle, N.Y. He is a member of the Acoustical Society of America and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.


11 March 2009

New Data Center Acoustics Lunch and Learn, Matthew T. Murello, P.E., President

Matthew T. Murello, P.E., President of Lewis S. Goodfriend and Associates Lewis S. Goodfriend & Associates presented a seminar on the acoustics of data centers at AFCOM in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mr. Murello can provide your firm with information about the acoustics of data centers, with general acoustic principles and design ideas of how to mitigate mechanical equipment noise including generators. Please contact us for more information.

1 January 2009

Lewis S. Goodfriend and Associates Prequalified with Philadelphia School District

Lewis S. Goodfriend & Associates is now prequalified to provide acoustical consulting services for the Philadelphia School District. LSG&A has a long history of acoustical design and testing for schools, pre-k, elementary, middle, and high schools. The firm can provide services to help your team meet the acoustical requirements of LEED for Schools. LSG&A also specializes in the acoustical elements of a school which are not covered by the LEED for Schools design criteria, such as auditorium design and vibration isolation of mechanical equipment. Contact us with any school project you may be working on.

23 December 2008

Cicely L. Tyson Community School of Performing and Fine Arts

Take a look at the new Cicely Tyson school for which Lewis S. Goodfriend & Associates gave acoustical design guidance, as shown in Construction Today.