AUGUST 14, 2017
Consultants Julie Wiebusch, INCE and John Greenlaw, PE co-presented “Acoustics in the K-12 Learning Environment” to Seattle Public Schools on June 14th. Their presentation discussed audibility and intelligibility, and their roles in classroom acoustics and designing mechanical systems that support good listening conditions..
June 23, 2017
The Greenbusch acoustical monitoring staff will be heading to Unalakleet, Alaska for an upcoming hydroacoustics project. Greenbusch monitoring staff will provide the contractor with daily reports. Internet access will be limited on site but staff will regularly update bi-weekly on the progress of the project. Pictured above is a skiff practice run of the monitoring.
The River Revetment Phase III Project will install a sheet pile bulkhead on the north spit at the mouth of the Unalakleet River in Unalakleet, Alaska. A total of 532 sheet piles, 11 termination piles, 9 wye piles and pipe piles of varying diameters are scheduled for installation over the duration of the Project. Greenbusch monitoring staff will be on-site measuring underwater sound levels generated by pile driving to assess compliance with the Projectís underwater sound level limits.
Learn more about hydroacoustic monitoring and Greenbusch's projects.
May 26, 2016
One of Greenbusch's projects is featured in this book, Worship Space Acoustics: 3 Decades of Design. GBG provided audio/video design for St. Michael's Parish.
“Worship Space Acoustics: 3 Decades of Design is a beautiful collection of recent work. This is a comprehensive compendium that far surpasses previous publications in the field in its depth, design, and information. Worship spaces of all major U.S. religions are covered. This book should be an obligatory reference for any consultant involved in church architecture and acoustics.”
The book can be found here: http://www.springer.com/us/book/9781493930968
March 21, 2016
University Link light rail opened six months early and $200 million under budget. The 3.1 miles of track connect Westlake in downtown Seattle to Capitol Hill and the University of Washington. Greenbusch provided construction noise and vibration consulting and audio/video systems design.
March 19, 2016
Mayor Murray officially opened the new Seattle Animal Shelter remodeled cat and critter areas which will provide updated and more flexible spaces for the animals. Greenbusch provided commissioning services for an extensive upgrade of the cat room and critter area. The renovation of the cat adoption rooms more than doubled the typical cat housing unit footprint and provides flexibility for population variations. Three cat roaming rooms were added, allowing cats areas to play and increasing interaction with potential adopters.
Photos of the event:
March 9, 2015
This month's newsletter features Auto Dealers and Auto Service Facilities that Greenbusch consulted to.
January 7, 2015
November 18, 2014
GBG provided acoustical and mechanical designs for this new mixed-use building. The building contains approximately 140,000 SF of commercial and community space, and four floors of residences, including two (2) theaters, one 150-seat and one 80-seat. The scope included: sound mitigation and acoustical design; plumbing, HVAC and fire protection design services; and elevator pressurization.
12th Avenue Arts is featured in The Seattle Times.
Read the news article here: http://seattletimes.com/html/entertainment/2025051729_12aveartsxml.html
November 13, 2014
Greenbusch provided mechanical engineering designs for this new Ferndale library project.
The celebration for the new Ferndale Library Dedication and Ribbon Cutting will be on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 10am / 2125 Main Street, Ferndale, WA.
November 5, 2014
This month's newsletter features Mechanical Projects that Greenbusch served as Prime Consultant.
August 22, 2014
The Lower Columbia College (LCC) Health and Science Building was recently completed and features modern equipment and technology-enabled classrooms that will prepare students for careers in STEM fields, as well as healthcare fields. Greenbusch is providing AV Consulting.
The AV systems are being installed by CompView of Portland. AV includes classrooms with both video projection and flatscreen displays, some with interactive displays- think giant tablet PCs on the wall! There is also an auditorium with a large projection screen, surround sound and two 10-foot video walls.
August 6, 2014
The Nu-Skin Innovation Center in Provo, Utah includes more than 300,000 total square feet that features five research laboratories, a state-of-the-art data center, environmentally friendly design, and modern office and meeting spaces. Greenbusch provided acoustical consulting services for this new Innovation Center and expansion.
The atrium was designed to be a focal point of the campus, encompassing 18,259 square feet and connecting the existing headquarters building with the new Innovation Center.
The finished work was very well received.
July 8, 2014
This month's newsletter features two unique projects; Fisher Pavilion's Ice Rink and a recent project for the Washington State Ferries.
June 18th, 2014
Last week, King County held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of upgrades to the 40-year-old King County Kirkland Pump Station. The project completed ahead of schedule this spring.
Click the link below to view the event photos (PDF) and project updates.
Kirkland Pump Station and Sewer Upgrade Project
May 2, 2014
Check out our latest newsletter featuring two unique and interesting projects for acoustical consulting and A/V design.
April 23, 2014
The Greenbusch Group, Inc. is pleased to announce that Adam Jenkins, PE and Rami Kaur have recently been promoted as partners with the firm.
As partners, Adam will be Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Rami will be Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Adam has taken on the role of Associate Principal in the Acoustics Department at the Seattle Office. He will also be expanding his involvement in client relations, business development, project scheduling, forecasting, and office technology. Rami will oversee accounting functions and financial reporting. She will also lead the Human Resources department.
Greenbusch is very proud to welcome them to the firm's partnership and formal celebrations are planned to follow next month.
April 4, 2014
Greenbusch provided mechanical engineering services for Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County to has opened an emergency shelter and administration building in Everett. It now has 52 emergency beds, a community kitchen, lounge, youth center, basketball court, outdoor garden and playground.
March 24, 2014
Greenbusch predicted construction sound levels for construction at Roosevelt Station, University District Station, and Maple Leaf Portal to support three noise variance applications for nighttime construction work by Sound Transit. Mitigation measures were developed, including perimeter construction walls of various heights, to reduce noise impacts on nearby properties.
Greenbusch-designed construction noise walls are being installed at Roosevelt Station in the photo below.
April 23, 2013
The American Institute of Architects' Committee on the Environment awarded Building 1202 in Seattle's Federal Center South as one of the nation's top 10 green projects. Building 1202 is one of two buildings on the campus in Georgetown that was built for the U.S. General Services Administration to house the Corps of Engineers' Seattle District headquarters.
Greenbusch provided acoustical services for this project.
Photo by Benjamin Benschneider
For additional information click here: DJC
March 7, 2013
12th Avenue Arts recently broke ground on their new building. The project will provide low income housing, retail and office space as well as two new performing arts theaters. Greenbusch provided mechanical engineering and acoustic consulting for the entire project, as well as designing the sound and video systems for the theaters.
Mayor Mike McGinn at the grounbreaking ceremony.
For additional information click here: Seattle Times
February 11, 2013
One of our engineers, John Greenlaw, was recently in Manila where he visited the Greenbelt indoor-outdoor mall.
Portions of this very popular multi-use residential-commercial development were designed by Callison Architects
and are helping introduce sustainable design to the Philipines. Manila is working diligently on improving
infrastructure and the quality of developments and has made substantial progress in the last decade.
As an aside, the native historical gold jewelry exhibit at the adjacent Ayala Museum is very much worth a visit the next time you are in the neighborhood...
January 9, 2013
Check out our latest newsletter featuring K-12 Education projects.
September 6, 2012
Check out our latest newsletter featuring our vertical transportation services.
August 23, 2012
This summer Greenbusch was happy to host an extern from the Washington Alliance for Better Schools STEM Project. The summer externship project was an opportunity for middle/high school teachers to build skills and gain invaluable professional experience by working in the "real world". They will bring their STEM experiences back into the classroom to increase effectiveness, particularly in the areas of math and science.
July 9, 2012
Greenbusch designed a custom sound enclosure for a client looking to significantly reduce sound emissions from a custom blower. Our objective was to achieve a level of 60 dBA at 6 feet. Working with Cutting Edge Laser (CEL) Manufacturing we produced a prototype that achieved this level at only 4 feet, achieving a noise reduction of 25 dBA (about 1/6th as loud). All delivered to the client on schedule and in budget.
Also, the Everett Community College Fitness Center has been certified LEED Gold. The project was designed by SRG; we provided acoustic and audio/video system design.
And for some non-project related news; a photograph by our Audio Video Consultant, Lindsay Smith was use in Michelle Obama's new book American Grown.
June 21, 2012
Percival Landing in Olympia was just awarded Project of the Year (Structures 5 to 25 million) by the Washington chapter of APWA (American Public Works Association). We did the Mechanical Engineering for the Harbour House in this major renovation of Olympia's waterfront. This building features solar hot water heating and high-efficiency mechanical systems. The project is LEED Gold Certified and also won a gold award from the Washington Chapter of ACEC (American Council of Engineering Excellence.)
May 14, 2012
A unique approach to creating community, the 12th Avenue Arts project will transform an abandoned parking lot into affordable housing, two theaters, retail, studio and meeting space. Greenbusch is providing the acoustical consulting and mechanical engineering.
The existing parking lot. For more information click here: Capitol Hill Housing
April 19, 2012
We were the Mechanical Engineers for the renovation of Kirkland's City Hall Annex. The project received LEED Gold certification and won a first place in its category from the Puget Sound Chapter of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers).
Annex exterior and Greenbusch principal John Greenlaw, PE, with the LEED Gold award and Kirkland Mayor Joan McBride.
Photos courtesy of City of Kirkland.
April 5, 2012
Greenbusch has been performing the noise monitoring for the East Phase of the Mercer Corridor Project for the Seattle Department of Transportation. This includes compliance monitoring of construction sound emissions using a web-based noise monitoring system and periodic site inspections to ensure noise variance conditions are being met.
September 6, 2011
Everett Community College will be holding the ground breaking for their new Nursing and Health Science Building on September 14, 2011. Greenbusch is the Audio/Video and Acoustical Consultant on this project; SRG is the architect. For more information click here: Press Release