The Changing of the Codes -- Now Is the Time
It's time for the Code Change Drill! It's the time when all of our drawing and specification references, as well as the design codes that we design to, need to be changed. And since codes never seem to get simpler, this is no easy task.
New Partners Celebration
Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt hosted a celebratory gathering in June to welcome new principals Kelly M. Covert, P.E., and James A. Palumbo, R.L.A. We also honored Gordon R. Hyatt for his 50 years of service to the firm. The five principals and their wives gathered for a photo to mark the occasion, along with Gordon and Norma Hyatt. See more about the celebration
Accessibility -- Which Symbol to Use?
In recent years there has been a concerted effort to replace the tra
symbol of "Accessibility" with what some advocates view as a more vital and robust rendition. That has resulted in some confusion in the various applications among design professionals.
New Staff Members Join KHH
William Todd Sealy has joined KHH's site designers, contributing to the firm's civil engineering and landscape architecture practice. Todd has a Master of Landscape Architecture from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and a Bachelor of Science in Geography from the University of North Alabama. He was most recently a research assistant for the Center for Cultural Landscape Preservation, and served various internships and as a teaching assistant while completing his master's degree on a scholarship. Todd is enrolled in the Citizens Academy sponsored by F.O.C.U.S. Greater Syracuse and the University College of Syracuse University. He and his wife reside in Syracuse.
William M. Carter has joined the staff as an engineering designer. He has an
Associate of Applied Science degree in Construction Technology from Herkimer County Community College, and has close to 20 years of experience in various design and project management positions. Bill supports the engineers in condition assessments, especially for parking garages, through extensive data collection and preparation of CAD drawings. He also performs site visits during construction to review the progress of the repair work. He and his family reside in Middleville, New York.
Jennifer LeComte has been hired as a building envelope assistant. Jenny has an Associate of Applied Science degree in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Philadelphia, and also studied architecture at
Drexel University. She has more than 20 years of experience in various aspects of architecture and interior design, including commercial, healthcare, education, and residential design projects. She has been a leader with the Girl Scouts of the USA for 20 years, and has also been active with AFS Intercultural Programs. Jenny and her family live in Fayetteville.
Tyler Latulipe worked at KHH through the summer as an engineering intern. A resident of Blossvale, New York, Tyler is in his senior year of studies at Clarkson University, where he is pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering with architectural and structural concentrations. Tyler will be returning to KHH for his winter semester break.
Nada Elturk, our Senior CAD Specialist, celebrated her
at KHH recently. She was treated to a cake (which all of the staff enjoyed) and a certificate recognizing her many behind-the-scenes accomplishments. Jim D'Aloisio assisted her in cutting the cake.
Summer Excursion at "The Wild"
KHH staff, along with family and friends, took a
half-day to enjoy an outing at a wild animal park just north of the Village of Chittenango, New York. At right, one of the guests ventures to feed a newly-sheared alpaca. See more about it here.
Hotel Syracuse Restoration
Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt was pleased to be a member of the team which restored the historic Hotel Syracuse. The 1924 hotel reopened this summer as the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, complete with Stickley furniture, event space and in-house dining. Rich Applebaum and Leslie Terry visited the hotel during the restoration process. Leslie is KHH's office administrator, and was able to experience a site visit during the construction process. At left, Leslie inspected one of the gargoyles up close prior to its repositioning at the parapet.
Special Acknowledgments to . . .
Dan Beal, E.I.T., who is now serving on the Board of Directors of the Central New York Chapter of the American Concrete Institute.
Jim D'Aloisio, P.E., LEED AP, who has been accepted to serve on the Advisory Board of Onondaga Community College's Department of Architectural Technology. Jim's presentations this year have included one at the AIA-NYS Design Conference in Saratoga Springs. Jim and Dan are also presenting at the 13th Annual Central New York Engineering Expo on November 7 in Syracuse.
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