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Projects Completed, Buildings Opened

Quite recently, two projects we are proud to have been a part of reached completion and the buildings are now open to the public.

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East Exterior Stairway
Stimson Hall East Exterior Stairway
KHH Projects Selected for Historic Ithaca Award of Merit

Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt received two Awards of Merit in Historic Preservation for work done on Cornell University's Campus.

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Joseph Ward, P.E.
Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt Promotes Joseph Ward to Senior Associate

Over the summer, Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt announced the promotion of Joseph W. Ward, P.E., to Senior Associate. Joseph is a licensed Professional Engineer in the states of New York, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. He is also a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). His promotion will include increased responsibilities in his role as a project manager.

Joseph has twenty years of engineering experience. His work includes commercial, educational, factory-industrial, government, healthcare, military, and residential building structures located all over the country. He celebrated his twelfth anniversary with the firm this past September. Congratulations to Joseph!

Air Barriers in Context

Air Barriers have been a mandatory part of the NYS Energy Code since 2010 regardless of the compliance path chosen for a project. So, do all engineers, architects, and contractors understand how to detail and install them correctly, so that they perform effectively? Unfortunately, no.

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Summer Fun

Have you ever caught yourself staring wistfully out the office windows on a bright summer day thinking about how lovely it would be to go to a park? We've all been there. This year, the KHH staff took an afternoon off, picked up our families, and headed to Clark Reservation for one of those sought-after days at the park.

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Jeff and his wife, Deborah
Jeff Packard Celebrates 25th Anniversary at KHH

This past July, Jeffrey Packard celebrated his 25th anniversary working at Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt. Jeff is a New York State licensed Professional Engineer and an associate with the firm. He is a graduate of Clarkson University, and has been working as a structural engineer for 40 years. KHH would like to congratulate and thank Jeff for his years of hard work and dedication. Here's to many more!

New Mandate for Parking Garage Condition Assessments

As of August 29th, the conditions of parking garages in New York State will have to be assessed every three years. Parking garage owners/operators will be responsible for providing the Department of State with condition assessment reports for their parking garages. The full rule can be found here, but, stated simply, it boils down to this: a professional engineer needs to be hired to perform these assessments and provide assessment reports.

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An Airtight Presentation

As winter approaches, we start thinking a little more about the drafts in out homes. Now that the warm breezes are slowly changing to biting winds, we are harshly reminded that maybe out homes' envelopes could be improved. Early this fall, Building Envelope Specialist Dale Sherman taught KHH staff about some of the basics of the building envelope.

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