SMPS UBER


Jill Shorter, Marketing Director, and Janis Baker, Marketing Communications Assistant, are attending the UBER Conference, the Society for Marketing Professional Services Northeast Regional Conference. The conference is being held at the Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs and will connect over 300 A/E/C firm leaders, marketers, and business developers for three days of networking and programs. For more information on the UBER Conference, click here.

Jamie Davis to Present at 2017 NYSCMA Conference


Jamie Davis, P.E., LEED AP, Principal, is speaking at the New York State Concrete Masonry Association 2017 Spring Conference in Fayetteville on Thursday, April 27. Jamie will present the “Top 10 Things Architects and Engineers Should Know About BIM-M.” Jamie is Chair of the The Masonry Society BIM-M Committee, part of the BIM-M Initiative, which is serving to establish a roadmap for masonry design in BIM applications. For more information on BIM-M, contact Jamie here.

Syracuse Habitat for Humanity Progress


Ground has been broken and progress is being made at the site for two new homes by Syracuse Habitat for Humanity. Aaron Leentjes, Design Engineer, attended the ground breaking ceremony on March 23 at the Hixson Avenue site. As of this week, foundations have been completed. The blockwork was completed in one day with 27 volunteers on site. The rest of the masonry should be completed in the next few weeks.

We are proud to be on the collaborative team working with Syracuse Habitat for Humanity and Aptum LLC and the Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) Upstate New York Chapter to test out a new model for the development of Habitat Houses in Syracuse.


Stacey Shufelt Celebrates 18 Years at Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis


Stacey Shufelt is celebrating her 18th anniversary at Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis this month. Stacey is the firm’s Billing Specialist, managing the firm’s monthly project invoicing. She also handles the role of Office Manager in the Hudson Valley office. Congratulations, Stacey.

French Church, Historic Huguenot Street; New Paltz, NY


We recently developed temporary stabilization of the French Church structure on Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz, New York, after a series of cracks on the interior and exterior south wall has widened. The stabilization involved the installation of a series of tie rod assemblies that have been carefully tensioned to remove excessive roof thrust from the perimeter walls.

The building was constructed in 1972 as a replication of the original church building at the site. The house is part of the Huguenot Street, a National Historic Landmark District.


Jamie Davis to Attend TMS Spring 2017 Spring Meeting


Jamie Davis, P.E., LEED AP, Principal, is attending The Masonry Society 2017 Spring Meeting in Denver, Colorado this week. Jamie is a TMS Board member and Chair of the TMS BIM-M Committee, part of the BIM-M Initiative, which is serving to establish a roadmap for masonry design in BIM applications.

Mike Miller to Attend CSI Presentation


Mike Miller, P.E., Senior Associate, will be attending the Eastern New York Construction Specifications Institute’s April meeting, which will feature a presentation on Code Compliant Exterior Systems. The presentation will cover code compliant exterior systems and the new New York State Energy Conservation Code.

Kyle Oberdorf Celebrates 4 Years at Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis


Kyle Oberdorf, P.E., is celebrating his 4th anniversary at Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis this month. He provides engineering design support on many of the firm’s housing, educational, and medical projects. He also works on many of the firm’s structural investigation and testing projects. Kyle works in the Finger Lakes office and is licensed in Pennsylvania. Congratulations, Kyle.

Vanderbilt Mansion; Hyde Park, NY


The Vanderbilt Mansion was the home of Frederick William Vanderbilt ans is now a historic house museum. The structure became a National Historic Landmark and started operation under the National Park Service in 1940.

We are proudly assisting Allegrone Masonry (Lenox, MA) to develop temporary shoring and stabilization plans for the overhanging masonry cornice at the building corners at the Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park, New York. We are also developing temporary shoring of steel roof beams to allow for restoration of the embedded bearing plates. The project Architect for the building restoration is John G. Waite Associates, Architects (New York, NY).


Chad Reinemann Attending NYSSPE Underpinning Seminar


Chad Reinemann, P.E., LEED AP, Senior Engineer, is attending a seminar hosted by the New York State Society of Professional Engineers on the Underpinning of Foundations. The two-part seminar will be held in Albany and will be an in-depth course on underpinning, methods of analysis, construction processes, drilling techniques, as well as many other topics.