Restoration progress continues at the Gloversville Public Library in Gloversville, NY. Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis provided structural engineering services related to the restoration and support of the one-of-a-kind terra cotta entry structure, as well as design services for two building additions on the rear of the library.
The new Courtyard by Marriott hotel in downtown Troy officially opened last week with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis provided structural engineering services for the $18.66 million hotel. The five-story, 75,000-square-foot hotel hosts 132 rooms and a partial basement. The hotel was constructed on a sloping site adjacent to the Hudson River. The main lobby, support space, restaurant, meeting rooms, and fitness area are located on the first floor, and the Courtyard rooms are located on the second through fifth floors. The building features an elevated exterior patio extending from the first floor overlooking the river. The partial basement space provides access from the lower parking lot. The building is supported on driven steel H-piles. Congratulations to the entire project team on a successful and exciting project.
Valerie Apfel is celebrating her 29th anniversary at Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis this month. Valerie is the firm’s Office Service Coordinator and provides front office support to all staff and engineers firm wide. Her many tasks include scheduling seminars for all offices, typing, library management, and submittals. Congratulations, Valerie.
Tom Field, P.E., Senior Associate, is presenting at the September meeting of the APWA Capital District on September 21. Tom and other presenters will be discussing the Green Infrastructure Technical Design Guidance. This “toolkit” began with its inclusion as a task in the Albany Pool Communities Combined Sewer Overflow Long Term Control Plan (LTCP). The goal of this task in the Plan was to provide each of the six pool communities assistance in developing green infrastructure guidance for public and private application of GI. The team evaluated the current NYSDEC Stormwater Design Manual for opportunities to develop specific recommendations and expand upon current practices for use in the Albany Pool Communities and create a tool box the communities can readily employ to evaluate GI practices and encourage or require their adoption to manage stormwater in the Combined Sewer System area.
Matt Yerkey, P.E., Principal Associate, is celebrating his 20th anniversary at Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis this month. Matt provides project management for the firm’s contractor support service and bridge projects. Matt holds professional licenses in New York, Alabama, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and West Virginia. Congratulations, Matt.
Neil Weisel, P.E., is celebrating his 30th anniversary at Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis this month. Neil is a Senior Associate and provides project management for many of the firm’s projects in the healthcare and educational markets. He also provides the structural detailing design of connections for many steel fabricator clients. Neil is professionally licensed in New York and Pennsylvania. Congratulations, Neil.
David MacGregor, P.E., is celebrating his 10th anniversary at Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis this month. As a Senior Engineer, David provides the structural engineering design for many of the firm’s renovation projects in the education and medical markets, and for bridge and contractor support service projects. David is professionally licensed in New York, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Congratulations, David.
Chris Maxon is celebrating his 23rd anniversary at Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis this month. Chris is the CAD Manager in the Capital District office and is also an Associate in the firm. He is versed in CADD, Microstation, and Revit. Congratulations, Chris.
Otto Schwarz, P.E., S.E., was 15 floors up of a 17-story building in Brooklyn on a two-man swing stage yesterday. The project involves concrete repair on the exterior cast-in-place reinforced concrete sunscreens.