Jamie Davis Presenting at Indiana Masonry Day


Jamie Davis, P.E., LEED AP, Principal, is presenting at the Indiana Masonry Day in Indianapolis this week. Jamie will be presenting a progress update of BIM-M (Building Information Modeling for Masonry). Jamie is an affiliate member of The Masonry Society (TMS) Board and a voting member of TMS Committee 402/602, Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures. She is also CD-BIM certified and Chair of the BIM-M Committee for TMS, part of the BIM-M Initiative. The BIM-M Initiative is focused on promoting BIM within the masonry industry. Jamie is a LEED-accredited professional and is licensed in New York and Connecticut.

CANstruction 2019 Sponsors


CANstruction 2019 is officially underway, and this year’s theme is “Disney: If you CAN dream it, you CAN do it!” This is the fifth year we have participated as a Canstruction build team. Over the course of our involvement in Canstruction, Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis has donated over $15,000 in canned food to The Food Pantries for the Capital District. Canstruction Build Day will be held on March 26, and the exhibit will open on March 27 at the New York State Museum in Albany. The fourth floor of the museum will be transformed into a space filled with enormous canned food structures showcasing the talents of local A/E/C firms.

In order to participate in Canstruction, Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis will need to purchase 3,000-5,000 cans of food to complete our CANstructure. Every canned good used to build our structure will be donated directly to The Food Pantries. Thank you to our sponsors:

Sponsor Level

 

Gold

 

 

Engineered Solutions

 

Hesnor Engineering Associates

Silver

 

Stone Bridge Iron & Steel, Inc.

STS Steel

Titan Roofing, Inc.

Be sure to visit our FirstGiving sponsorship page to donate to directly to our team and become a Sponsor. All donations are tax-deductible.

We appreciate your generous sponsorship and your support to help us fight hunger. We hope you will visit the Canstruction exhibit between March 27 through April 10 at the New York State Museum. Be sure to bring a canned good and vote for your favorite CANstructure!

Jack Healy Celebrates 21 Years at Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis


Jack Healy, P.E., Principal, is celebrating his 21st anniversary at Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis this month. As Principal, Jack manages many of the firm’s historic preservation, masonry restoration, and forensic engineering projects. Jack has provided the structural design for over one dozen projects listed on the National Register of Historic Places. He is a member of several professional affiliations including Association for Preservation Technology Northeast Chapter, National Society of Professional Engineers, Society for the Preservation of Historic Cements, Construction History Society of America, and Historic Albany Foundation. Jack is a professional engineer licensed in NY, MA, and VT and is a licensed Drone Airman. Congratulations, Jack.

Best of Luck, Lauren!


Wishing Design Engineer (and former structural engineering intern) Lauren Stenroos all the best as she moves to Boston. We’ll miss you, Lauren!

Kyle Rozeski Celebrates One Year at Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis


Kyle Rozeski is celebrating his first anniversary at Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis this month. As a CADD Technician, Kyle works closely with the engineering staff, providing CAD and Revit design across all markets. Congratulations, Kyle.

Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis Announces New Staff in 2019


We are proud to announce the addition of Nadya Levitova, Zach Wietsma, Kate Sesselman, and Jeremy Swartz to our talented staff.

Nadya Levitova joins our staff as a Design Engineer in the Capital District office. She holds her Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering Technology, with a structural concentration from the Rochester Institute of Technology, where she held multiple leadership roles in the ASCE Student Chapter. Nadya will be providing engineering support for a variety of projects in the education and religious markets.

Zach Wietsma joins our staff as a Design Engineer in the Capital District office. He holds his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Zach will be providing engineering support for bridge and contractor support service projects.

Kate Sesselman joins our staff as a Marketing Assistant in the Capital District office. She holds her Bachelor’s degree in Communications, with a minor in Business Administration and Public History from the University of Albany. She will be assisting the marketing department with proposal responses, marketing collateral design, and CRM data management.

Jeremy Swartz joins our staff as a Design Engineer in the Finger Lakes office. He holds his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Architectural Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University. Jeremy will be providing engineering support for educational and commercial projects.

L to R: Nadya Levitova, Zach Wietsma, Kate Sesselman, Jeremy Swartz

Careers: Hiring Civil Engineers


Project Manager – Civil Engineering

We are seeking a qualified Civil Engineering candidate for a Project Management position.

Candidate must hold a B.S. in Civil Engineering, be licensed in NY, and have at least 10 years of experience in the design of site development projects for a wide range of public and private clients including municipalities and agencies in NY State.  Proficiency in AutoCAD Civil 3D and applicable engineering software is a necessity.

Candidate must possess strong leadership qualities and the ability to manage all aspects of design projects from initial client contact through construction closeout, with responsibility for maintaining quality control of work product, schedule, and oversight of design staff.

Candidate must be able to represent the firm outside the office and provide leadership in expanding our civil engineering segment of services.  Excellent communication skills and experience in presenting projects to the public are required.

This position offers excellent benefits, salary commensurate with experience, and significant growth and ownership potential.  Please send cover letter detailing experience, along with a resume to the contact listed below.

Civil Engineer – Site & Civil Design

Civil Engineer with one to four years experience in the design of site and utility infrastructure projects. Candidate must hold a B.S. in Civil Engineering. Proficiency in AutoCAD Civil 3D and applicable engineering software is a necessity.  Successful candidate will have the ability to work in a team environment on multiple projects.

 

Candidates for positions listed above contact:  Matthew Yerkey, P.E., 518.406.5506 ext 356 or myerkey@ryanbiggs.com

 

CANstruction 2019


The cans are coming! CANstruction 2019 fundraising is officially underway. This year’s theme is “If you can dream it, you can do it!”

CANstruction is an annual exhibit and design competition that connects talented architects, engineers, contractors, and students to imagine and create colossal structures built completely out of canned food items. The structures are on display on the fourth floor of the New York State Museum for two weeks in March and April, raising awareness of food insecurity in our region while highlighting the local talent of design firms. At the close of the exhibit, every can is donated to the Food Pantries for the Capital District to help feed families in the Capital Region.

To support our team and Capital Region CANstruction, please visit our secure FirstGiving fundraising page here.

Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis at Work


Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis Surveyor Abby Cordes uses GPR (ground penetrating radar) equipment to locate an oil tank on a property. Even in the cold, winter weather, our surveyors are our gathering crucial data for our clients.

Everett Quackenbush Celebrates 16 Years at Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis


Everett Quackenbush, PLS, Associate, is celebrating his 16th anniversary at Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis this month. As Chief Surveyor, Everett provides clients with boundary surveys for property line determinations, and complete planimetrics and topographic survey and mapping for site development, street, utility, highway, bridge, and airport projects. Congratulations, Everett.