May, 2016
Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt Welcomes Two Principals

Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt is pleased to welcome two new principals to the firm.
Kelly M. Covert, P.E., SECB, LEED AP, and James A. Palumbo, R.L.A., ASLA, have joined Richard L. Applebaum, James A. D'Aloisio, and Gordon P. Hyatt in the management of the company.
New Website Launched

KHHPC.COM has an all-new look! The firm's internet home was unveiled this spring, with a complete redesign for a more streamlined appearance and mobile responsiveness. Our newsletters will once again be archived there. Please take a moment to visit the site and let us know what you think.
REMINDER - Our Celebration Deadline Is Approaching!

We are welcoming our newest Principals, Kelly M. Covert, P.E., and James A. Palumbo, R.L.A., as well as honoring Gordon R. Hyatt for 50 years of service, at a reception at our offices on Thursday, June 2, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. If you would like to attend, please reply to Leslie Terry at by May 24. If you did not receive an invitation, call Leslie at (315) 446-9201, and be certain to give her your current email address. We hope to see you there!
KHH Project Awarded ACI Silver Recognition

The Crouse Hospital Emergency Department Parking Deck Replacement earned an award from the American Concrete Institute Central New York Chapter at the ACI's spring banquet. This project was recognized with a Silver Award for Excellence in Concrete Design and Installation.
New Staff Members Join KHH

Michelle Borton, P.E., has joined Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt as a Civil Engineer. Shelly earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Clarkson University. While at Clarkson, she spent three years as an intermittent engineering technician with the USDA Forest Service in Rutland, Vermont. She was a Project Engineer for seven years with the local office of a regional engineering firm. Since 2013, Shelly has been serving on the Town of Clay Planning Board. She resides in Brewerton.
Christopher Baca has joined KHH as a Building Information Modeling (BIM) Technician. Chris has 20 years of experience as an engineering designer with BIM/CAD design skills and Revit modeling. He worked at several engineering and architecture firms, and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at San Antonio. Chris is a resident of Freeville in Tompkins County.
Rachael Enders has joined the firm as Human Resources Coordinator. Rachael worked for a Central New York college affiliate for five years, as a payroll and benefits administrator and senior transportation manager. She also has several years of experience with a local bank and as a human resources representative for a private company. Rachael earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at Empire State College. She resides in DeRuyter.
Leslie Terry has joined KHH as the Office Administrator. Leslie was with Carthage Area Hospital for the past eight years, most recently as Clinic Service Manager with responsibility for managing office functions for Carthage Community Dental Clinic and Tri-County Orthopedics. Prior to that she also held positions as Clinic Coordinator and Dental Office Manager at Carthage. Leslie has an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Accounting from Jefferson Community College. She resides in Chittenango.
Building Bridges to Engineering Experience

Tenth and 11th grade students in Jim Maniccia's Principles of Engineering class at Westhill High School in Syracuse benefitted from Dave Bauer's experience in a bridge-building contest within the technology class setting. Dave visited the class on two occasions for the "Build 'Em and Bust 'Em" Bridge Contest conducted under American Society of Civil Engineers rules.
Students were divided into teams to construct balsa wood bridges, which were then load tested to determine bridge efficiency. Dave, a KHH structural engineer, gave the students design and construction tips, and helped them to understand any construction failures during the load testing.
This was the second year Dave has assisted with the Westhill technology class. The visit was part of the Project Lead the Way effort, which develops STEM curricula for use by elementary, middle, and high schools.
A Drone's-Eye View

Plans are underway to renovate the historic 115-year-old home of Gustav Stickley in Syracuse, with the intention of restoring it to its original grandeur and opening it for public tours. The project is in very early design and funding stages. The three-story home required an outside overview of the roof and chimney areas, which are difficult to access. Beth Crawford, a preservation designer and senior associate at Crawford & Stearns, approached Rich Applebaum, principal and president of KHH, about the use of his drone to provide photographic documentation of the topmost chimney and roof areas. The drone gave the preservation planners a better view of the building they want to restore. According to the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, construction-related projects are one of the top uses for aerial drone photography. Commercial drone photography requires operators to follow permitting regulations and obtain specific insurance coverage.
New Bike Rack Installed

KHH structural engineer Dan Beal designed a new bicycle rack for the front of the firm's office building. With the assistance of principal Gordon Hyatt, the bike rack was installed at the end of the fall season. The structure incorporates six steel shapes. Thanks to Dan for his efforts and a great design. It's certain to get some use with the advent of spring and summer.
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