Structure & Site
Fall 2021
Project Spotlight
Bill & Sandra Pomeroy Treatment Center at Crouse Health
The Bill & Sandra Pomeroy Addiction Treatment Center at Crouse Health is an exceptional building. This is because much of its interior character comes not just from the architects that created the designs but also from the collective perspective of patients and staff members.
In fact, many features evolved from a series of meetings between Crouse program staff and former patients and the architectural team — including the design of the courtyard and artwork for the public spaces – making this a truly collaborative effort.
The A/E/C team was comprised of King + King Architects, ASM Engineering, Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt (KHH), and the construction manager, The Hayner Hoyt Corporation, along with its various subcontractors. KHH was tasked with landscape architecture and civil engineering design services.
Together, these locally based firms assisted in the success of making this facility the community asset it is today — a place that helps individuals and families reset and experience new beginnings.
To learn more about this project, click here

Photo credits (above): Tami Scott; (right): Charles Wainwright
What to Know About the NYStretch Energy Code
Structural Engineering
When Should Structural Condition Reviews be Performed?
By James A. D’Aloisio, P.E., SECB, LEED AP

The tragic collapse of Champlain Towers South in Florida has brought renewed attention to structural building condition reviews.

Can they identify critical structural flaws in existing buildings? Can such a review determine if a structure is safe, or stable? When should structural condition reviews be performed?

These are simple questions, sometimes with not-so-simple answers.

Yes, a structural condition review, if properly executed, can identify conditions of structural concern. But there are limitations, depending on the nature and extent of review, and the type of structural system

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KHH Milestone Anniversaries
Nada Elturk, 25 years
Joseph Ward, 15 years
We would also like to recognize ...

  • Jeffrey Packard, 28 years
  • Dale Sherman, 3 years
  • Richard Grzesik III, 2 years
  • Robert Catalina, 2 years
  • Taylor Friant, 1 year

We appreciate each of you and are grateful to have you on our team!
Welcome, Paul Twyman!
Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt is pleased to welcome back Paul Twyman, P.E. to our staff. Paul, who previously worked for KHH from 2000 to 2008, is a senior engineer with more than 20 years of experience in civil and structural design. He graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering.

Below is a Q&A we held with Paul so you could get to know him in both a professional and personal light!

What sparked your interest in pursuing a career in engineering?
My grandfather was an electrical engineer and when I was a kid, I always thought it was cool that he could take things apart and fix them, and it made me want to be an engineer.

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KHH recognized as a 2021 Economic Champion
Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt was recently recognized as a 2021 Economic Champion by the city of Syracuse's chamber of commerce, CenterState CEO.

Economic champions are celebrated for driving the region's economy forward in the past year. To read more about this accomplishment, click here.
A plenitude of presentations
KHH Principal Jim D'Aloisio has over the years addressed many important topics through presentations, both in-person and online. These topics have ranged from thermal bridging to climate change – all challenges that structural engineers face on a regular basis. 

Recently, he was the keynote lunch speaker at the NYSSPE Fall Conference in Saratoga in October, speaking about “Engineering Ethics: Ten Tough Questions.” He also delivered a presentation "Collapse of the Picciano North Parking Garage" and was invited to speak on the same topic at Structures Congress '22.
Additionally, Jim presented a day-long webinar session through Halfmoon Education Inc. earlier this month entitled "Structural Condition Reviews and Structural Failures in New York."
James A. D'Aloisio, P.E., SECB, LEED AP has written more than 20 articles on the relationship between building structures and sustainability and has presented over 250 times.
KHH shoots for the clays!
KHH staff on Aug. 24 enjoyed a day of team building at Vernon National Shooting Preserve. Camaraderie, laughter, and sunshine ruled the day on the sporting clays course!
Check out our new website!
We are excited to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website!

There you will still find information about our rich history in Central New York, our multiple disciplines, and the exceptional talent with whom we are grateful to call our team. The only difference is the way it's presented! We hope you find our pages easy to navigate.

Please check it out and let us know what you think!
KHH is hiring
Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt is seeking professionals for positions in our structural engineering and landscape architecture disciplines. Talent, experience, and enthusiasm can lead to significant growth potential. We are a modest-sized, multidisciplinary design firm with a friendly, collaborative work environment, and offer an excellent benefits package. For more information on our open positions, please visit us at