Dutch Reformed Church Awarded at SEI Structures Day


We are proud to announce that the Dutch Reformed Church project has been awarded Project of the Year in the Studies/Investigations category from the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) Mohawk Hudson Chapter. Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis performed a structural investigation of the National Historic Landmark and developed plans to stabilize portions of the church. The Dutch Reformed Church in Newburgh, NY was designed in 1835 by Alexander Jackson Davis and is the only surviving Greek Revival church remaining designed by this renowned architect.

The debris from a 2012 ceiling collapse and instability of the remaining section of intact ceiling limited the  options for access to the roof structure for inspection. Using industrial rope techniques, Vertical Access LLC was retained to safely access and document existing framing conditions 45 feet above the interior floor. Their observations were gathered and shared in digital format using innovative software and equipment, providing valuable information for the structural analysis. The existing defects, historic connections, and past remedial repairs were evaluated, resulting in a list of recommendations for repair to stabilize the structure and bring it up to current building code requirements.

“Dream Big” Movie Screening


Students from Shenendehowa, Ballston Spa, and South Kortright Central School Districts attended a screening of “Dream Big: Engineering Our World,” a giant-screen film by MacGillivray-Freeman Films. The screening was sponsored by ASCE and Bechtel Corporation and took viewers on a journey of discovery from the world’s tallest building to a bridge higher than the clouds. Along the way, the audience witnessed how today’s engineers are shaping the world of tomorrow. In conjunction with ACEC and the office of NYS Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, the ASCE Mohawk-Hudson Section hosted special screenings of the new film for local high school students.

Ann Clark, P.E., LEED AP, Principal, spoke to the local high school students at the movie screening, and Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis hosted a booth outside the theater where Jill Shorter, Marketing Director and Lauren Stenroos, Design Engineer, spoke with students about their interest in engineering. Chris Lesher, P.E., Senior Associate, assisted ASCE with school registrations and coordination, and also spoke to student attendees about a career in engineering.

For more information on the “Dream Big” film, click here.

Everett Quackenbush Attending Paul Smith’s College Career Day


Everett Quackenbush, Jr., PLS, is attending Career Day at Paul Smith’s College this Thursday, October 19. Everett will be meeting and speaking with survey students. Everett is a Professional Land Surveyor in our Hudson Valley office and is an Associate in the firm.

Hanson Jamesville Quarry Tour


Staff members of the Finger Lakes office are attending a tour of the Hanson Jamesville Quarry in Jamesville, NY on Wednesday, October 18, sponsored by ACI CNY. The tour will include a steam engine and steam shovel exhibit with a narrative of the quarry history by the Hanson staff. There will also be an equipment exhibit for attendees. John Pillar, President of the  ACI CNY Chapter, Chris Latreille, and Aaron Leentjes are attending the tour.

SEI Structures Day 2017


Staff members will be attending SEI Structures Day on Wednesday, October 18 in Albany.

Chris Lesher, P.E., Senior Associate, assisted in organizing this year’s 7th Annual Structures Day for the Mohawk Hudson Chapter of the Structural Engineering Institute.

Otto Schwarz, P.E., S.E., Associate, will be presenting one of the professional development seminars on Post-Tensioned Concrete.

We are proud to announce that the Dutch Reformed Church project has been selected as a winner for the 2017 SEI Awards in the “Studies” category. Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis performed a structural investigation of the National Historic Landmark and developed plans to stabilize portions of the church.

“Dream Big” Movie Screening


“Dream Big: Engineering Our World,” a giant-screen film by MacGillivray-Freeman Films, sponsored by ASCE and Bechtel Corporation takes viewers on a journey of discovery from the world’s tallest building to a bridge higher than the clouds. Along the way, the audience witnesses how today’s engineers are shaping the world of tomorrow. In conjunction with ACEC and the office of NYS Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, the ASCE Mohawk-Hudson Section is hosting special screenings of the new film for local high school students. These screenings are being held at the Regal Cinemas Crossgates IMAX theater on October 16th and 17th, and Regal Cinemas Clifton Park RPX on October 19th and 20th.

Ann Clark, P.E., LEED AP, Principal, will be speaking to the local high school students at the “Dream Big” movie screening. Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis will also have a booth outside the theater where Jill Shorter, Marketing Director and Lauren Stenroos, Design Engineer, will be available to speak to students about their interest in engineering. Chris Lesher, P.E., Senior Associate, assisted ASCE with school registrations and coordination, and will also be speaking to student attendees about a career in engineering.

For more information on the “Dream Big” film, click here.

Otto Schwarz Presenting SE University Webinar on Post-Tensioned Concrete


Otto Schwarz, P.E., S.E., Associate, will be presenting “Post-Tensioned Concrete Analysis and Design” on Wednesday, October 11 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. through SE University. Otto will review information on typical member depths, ranges of post-tensioning forces, and two simple design examples, which will present the concept of tendon feasible region, load balancing, and equivalent loading applied to the serviceability and ultimate strength requirements of post-tensioned concrete design.

Jack Healy Attending CSI Meeting


Jack Healy, P.E., Principal, will be attending the Eastern New York Construction Specifications Institute’s October meeting, which will feature a presentation on “Making Historic Windows as Energy Efficient as New Windows.” The program will examine making historic windows energy efficient, the importance of windows in historic facades, and acceptable alternatives and maintenance of windows.

Visit us at the NYS MWBE Forum


Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis will be one of the many exhibitors at the 2017 New York State MWBE Forum taking place October 4th & 5th at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany. Stop by our booth and visit with Ann Clark and Jill Shorter. This year’s forum is focused on “Transformation 2017: Engage, Empower, Elevate.” For more information, visit www.nysmwbeforum.org.

Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis Announces New Staff


We are proud to announce the addition of Lauren Stenroos, Rourk Marlow, and Christopher Geroux to our talented staff.

Lauren Stenroos joins our staff as a Design Engineer in the Capital District office. She holds her Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering with an Architecture minor from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Lauren will be providing engineering support for existing building renovations and historic preservation and masonry and concrete restoration projects.

Rourk Marlow joins our staff as a Design Engineer in the Capital District office. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Hartford College of Engineering. Rourk will be providing engineering support for the design of new and renovated structures in the educational, municipal, and industrial markets.

Christopher Geroux, P.E., joins our staff as a Civil Engineering Project Manager in the Hudson Valley office. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and Management from Clarkson University. Chris brings 11 years of experience in the design and management of large transportation projects to the firm. Chris is a Professional Engineer licensed in New York.

L to R: Lauren Stenroos, Rourk Marlow, Chris Geroux