Jack Healy and Mike Miller Attending CSI Meeting


Jack Healy, P.E., Principal, and Mike Miller, P.E., Senior Associate, are attending the Eastern New York Construction Specifications Institute’s November meeting, which will feature a presentation on “Design of the New NY Bridge and Facilities: Tappan Zee.” The presenters will describe the New NY Bridge project, which includes design of an iconic bridge to replace the existing Tappan Zee Bridge along with supporting facilities for agency and police operations.

John Pillar and Chris Latreille Attending ACI CNY Presentation


John Pillar, P.E., S.E., and Chris Latreille, P.E., Principal Associate, are attending the November meeting of ACI CNY. This month, the Chapter is hosting a presentation of “Introduction to Shotcrete.” To find out more about ACI CNY or the events and presentations hosted by the Chapter, contact John Pillar, President of ACI CNY at jpillar@ryanbiggs.com.

John Pillar Attending CNY Engineering Expo


John Pillar, P.E., S.E., is attending the 14th Annual CNY Engineering Expo at the Oncenter in Syracuse. The Central New York Engineering Expo (CNY Expo) is a day-long symposium featuring a variety of technical presentations. John is also manning the ACI CNY exhibition booth at the Expo. John is the President of the Central New York Chapter of the American Concrete Institute.

AIA Quad Conference


Paul Rouis, P.E., Principal, is presenting at the AIA Quad Conference in Albany on Friday, November 10. The AIA Quad Conference is the ideation of AIA Connecticut, AIA New Jersey, AIA New York State, and AIA Pennsylvania and includes an expo, continuing education seminars, networking events and an award presentation. Paul will be presenting “Solving Moisture Problems in Concrete Slabs & Flooring.” Stop by and visit with Jill Shorter at the Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis exhibition Booth #7.


Aaron Leentjes and AK More Visit Habit House Site


Aaron Leenjtes, Design Engineer, and Akshaykumar (AK) More, CADD Technician, visited the Habitat for Humanity site in Syracuse.

Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis is 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 masonry homes for Syracuse Habitat for Humanity.

Keep up with the progress on the Syracuse Habitat website here.

Our Drone is Taking Us Places


Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis works diligently to stay at the forefront of technology and innovation. Jack Healy, P.E., Principal, and Stacey Thomas, Restoration Engineer, have passed the Remote Pilot In Command certification exam to become licensed drone pilots. Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis recently added the Inspire 2 Drone to our testing and surveying equipment.

Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis uses the unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) to assist with observations in inaccessible spaces. Recently, the technology was used to document existing conditions indoors within several connected four-story vacant buildings. The areas were not accessible because large areas of the floors were missing. Also, the drone was used to document one area of the building that had collapsed.

Our UAV operators are certified through the FAA and have passed the Remote Pilot In Command certification exam required by the FAA. In compliance with the FAA’s UAS Airman Certification Standards, Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis abides by Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 107 (a.k.a 14 CFR Part 107) that regulates the safe commercial operation of small unmanned aircraft operations in National Airspace.

Contact Jack or Stacey to learn more about our drone capabilities at 518-406-5506 or jhealy@ryanbiggs.com and sthomas@ryanbiggs.com.



Jamie Davis Attending Masonry Conferences


Jamie Davis, P.E., LEED AP, Principal, is attending the BIMForum in Dallas, Texas this week. This follows up on The Masonry Society 40th Anniversary and Annual Meeting that she attended this past weekend in La Jolla, California. The Masonry Society Annual Meeting offered committee meetings, technical sessions, and other activities. Jamie is presenting at the BIMForum on the “Top 10 Things You Should Know about BIM-M.” Jamie is an affiliate member of The Masonry Society (TMS) Board and is 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 licensed in New York and Connecticut.

Capital Region CANstruction 2018


The Capital Region CANstruction Board of Directors is now calling for entries for the 2018 competition! CANstruction is a unique charity that hosts design competitions showcasing colossal structures made out of canned goods. The food is then donated to local hunger relief organizations. This year’s theme for the CANstruction competition is BON VOYAGE!

Jill Shorter, Marketing Director, is the Board’s Vice President for her sixth year, and Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis is proud to be a sponsor of this competition.

To learn more about CANstruction, visit capitalregioncanstruction.com or contact Jill Shorter to enter your team in the competition.

Deltek Insight 2017 Conference


Jack Healy, P.E., Principal, and Donna Matthews, Business Office Manager, are attending the Deltek Insight 2017 conference in Nashville, Tennessee. The conference offers hundreds of breakout sessions that teach best practices and tips and tricks using the software, along with networking opportunities among the 3,000 attendees.

We’re Hiring – Multiple Positions Available


Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis is looking to fill positions in our three offices in New York State.

Party Chief (Hudson Valley Office)

We are seeking an experienced Party Chief for a wide-range of Land Surveying projects including small lots, large boundaries, utility, topographic, highway ROW, road and bridge surveys. A minimum of an Associates degree in land surveying required.  Candidate must have at least five years’ experience in field and office land surveying techniques including knowledge of total station, robotic total station, GPS, and mapping.  Candidate must possess desire and ability to obtain Land Surveying registration in New York and/or Massachusetts.

REVIT Designer (Finger Lakes Office)

We are seeking an experienced REVIT Designer for building and bridge projects.  Associates degree and minimum two years of relevant REVIT work experience required.  Experience with AutoCAD desired.  Primary duties include modeling and drafting structural plans, details, and notes for educational, medical, commercial, and industrial buildings.  Additional duties may include field documentation of existing conditions and transferring to REVIT models, as well as general office duties.

Structural Engineers (Capital District Office, Finger Lakes Office)

We are seeking experienced structural engineers for building projects.  Commercial, medical, educational, and industrial building design experience required.  REVIT and/or historic restoration interest/experience desired.  Duties include structural design, submittal review, construction observations, field investigations, and technical writing.  Bachelor’s degree in engineering required; Graduate degree in engineering or historic preservation preferred.  Four or more years of design experience and Professional Registration is required.

These positions offer excellent benefits and significant growth potential.  Drivers License and car for local travel required for all positions.

Send resumes and cover letter to jobs@ryanbiggs.com.  Inquiries should be directed to Matt Yerkey, P.E., 518.406.5506 ext 356.