Chris Latreille Authors Second Article for STRUCTURE Magazine

Chris Latreille, P.E., Principal, wrote the feature article for the November edition of STRUCTURE Magazine highlighting the Binghamton University Energy R&D Building project. The new 105,000-square-foot, $45 million research facility officially opened in August 2017 on the Binghamton University campus and houses physics and chemistry programs focused on energy technologies of the future.

This article is the second and final article in a two-part series focused on the fabrication and erection of the building, with emphasis on the exposed structural steel. To read the current article, click here.

The first article was published in August 2015 and highlighted the development and design of the building. To read Chris’ first article, click here.

Contact Chris Latreille here for more information.

Jamie Davis Presenting at NCMA Development Conference

Jamie Davis, P.E., LEED AP, Principal, is presenting at the 2018 Fall Member Development Conference presented by the New York State Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) in Cooperstown this week. Jamie will be speaking at the opening luncheon and giving attendees 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.

Tower of Victory Rehabilitation; Newburgh, NY

Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis recently completed rehabilitation and design services at the Tower of Victory project in Newburgh, NY. Our role was to assist the Contractor (Allegrone Construction) to determine the appropriate extent of masonry repairs, assist the Contractor in redesign of floor repairs, design temporary shoring for floor repairs, review and make recommendations related to the stone cladding, and design stone anchorage.



SEI Structures Day 2018

Staff members attended SEI Structures Day recently in Albany. This year marked the 8th Annual Structures Day for the Mohawk Hudson Chapter of the Structural Engineering Institute. Over 50 attendees were present for a day of PDH seminars, lunch, and an awards ceremony.

We are proud to announce that the SUNY Plattsburgh Podium Rehabilitation project was selected as a winner for the 2018 SEI Awards in the “Other Structures” category. Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis was contracted to lead a team of consultants to rehabilitate and improve the function of the Podium and address the operational challenges for the campus. Below are photographs of the project.




Skidmore College Valentine Boathouse Ribbon Cutting

Chris Lesher, P.E., is attending the Valentine Boathouse ribbon cutting ceremony at Skidmore College. Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis was retained to design the structure and foundations of two new buildings to expand the boathouse to a three-building complex to accommodate the rowing program. The new buildings include a 2,100-square-foot team building (housing locker rooms, offices, and multi-purpose training room) and a 1,300-square-foot storage building. Poor soil conditions, a tight site bounded by wetlands and a road, and high design flood elevations led to different design strategies for each building. Both buildings are one-story, wood-framed structures supported by wood piles and concrete foundations. The training room roof structure is exposed and includes unique glulam-wood-and-steel trusses. The team building required dry flood proofing, which we provided by designing a structural concrete slab and exterior walls that consisted of concrete up to the design flood elevation and wood framing above. The storage building was designed using wet flood proofing techniques, including a crawl space with flood vents in the exterior foundation walls and preservative-treated wood floor framing.

Schenectady CCC Elston Hall Restoration

The restoration of Elston Hall at Schenectady County Community College has begun with the removal and reconstruction of the thickly settled and displaced portico on the east wing. Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis has been involved in assessing the building façade and working with Schenectady County and SCCC to identify areas of deterioration and distress and develop a plan to stabilize and restore the exterior of the historic building. In support of this work, we have assisted in designing the repairs and temporary shoring for the entry portico on the east wing of the building.

8th Annual MWBE Forum

Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis will be one of the many exhibitors at the 8th Annual New York State MWBE Forum taking place October 3rd & 4th at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany. Stop by Booth #48 and visit with our Marketing Director, Jill Shorter. This year’s forum is focused on “Grow with New York State: Gather industry intelligence. Gain new relationships. Generate new business.” For more information, visit

10th Annual Steel Day Celebration at JPW

Several staff members are attending Steel Day at JPW Companies to celebrate the steel industry’s 10th Annual Steel Day. The event will include a facility tour and demonstrations throughout the afternoon. SteelDay is an annual event sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction and hosted by its members and partners.

ACI CNY Hosts Dr. Ken Hover

The American Concrete Institute Central New York Chapter hosted Dr. Ken Hover at last night’s meeting. Dr. Hover presented “Variability in Testing Fresh Concrete: When to Throw the Challenge Flag” to over 65 attendees in Syracuse. John Pillar, P.E., S.E., is the current President of the ACI CNY Chapter and is pictured below with Dr. Hover.

Jamie Davis Certified in CD-BIM

Jamie Davis, P.E., Principal, recently became certified in CD-BIM. The Certificate of Development – Building Information Modeling is an assessment-based certificate credential that establishes the knowledge and understanding of concepts to BIM and detailing practices. Jamie 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 a LEED-accredited professional and is licensed in New York and Connecticut.

Click here for more information on CD-BIM.