Insights

July 22, 2021

Implant Dental Office Receives AIACNY 2018 Design Award

Beardsley Architects + Engineers, in its pursuit to raise their bar on design excellence, is pleased to announce that the Implant Dental, New Office Building, located in Plattsburgh, NY, has been selected by the AIA Central New York chapter to receive a 2018 Award of Merit in the Commercial/Industrial category. The awards program recognizes outstanding […]

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May 10, 2021

Fire Ratings on Federal Design-Build Projects

There has been a recent change to UFC 3-600-01 that could affect Fire Ratings if you are using the latest March 2013 version. Per UFC 1-200, fire ratings are per IBC Chapter 7 and UFC 3-600-01.  If there are any conflicts between the two, the UFC takes precedence. Previously, buildings such as Barracks and Hangars were […]

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May 10, 2021

Fire Ratings in Doors

Ever wonder why the door in a 2 hour partition is 1-1/2 hour rated?  The reason is that the code assumes there will be a “lower fuel load” for a door than for a wall.  That means that there will not be any flammable furniture or building contents placed immediately in front of a door.  […]

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May 10, 2021

Change of Occupancy

Change of occupancy and the life safety issues that can be created by it is an area that is not well understood by building owners and to some extent design professionals.  There is a Chapter 9 in the Existing Building Code of the State of New York dealing with this topic. The idea that there is […]

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May 10, 2021

March Madness

March Madness is in full swing and we here in Central New York are serious about basketball. Even at the High School level, March basketball can be intense. I was lucky enough to coach a local Varsity basketball team this season, and as an engineer as well as a coach, I have an interesting perspective […]

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May 10, 2021

Asbestos Awareness Week

April 1-7 is National Asbestos Awareness week to “raise public awareness about the prevalence of asbestos-related diseases and the dangers of asbestos exposure,” per Senate Resolution 125. But what is asbestos and what should you do if you suspect your building contains this extremely harmful material? Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous mineral which has been utilized […]

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May 10, 2021

Beardsley Hosts Accessible Design Seminar

Beardsley Architects + Engineers was the site of a seminar on Accessible Design featuring keynote speaker and accessibility expert Dominic Marinelli. The focus of the event was to educate Architects, Code Officials and Health Care Professionals and gain firsthand knowledge of accessibility changes from an expert who is a major contributor to the writing of […]

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May 10, 2021

International Energy Conservation Code Changes Coming Soon

All projects obtaining building permits on or after October 3, 2016 will be required to comply with the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), 2016 New York State Supplement to the 2015 IECC, and the 2016 New York City Energy Conservation Code. It is important to note that there are significant changes to the Code, […]

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May 10, 2021

Beardsley Attends SUNY/PPAA & NYAPPA Conference at Ithaca College

Beardsley Architects + Engineers had a strong presence at the 2016 SUNY/PPAA and NYAPPA Summer Conference hosted at Ithaca College on August 2-4, 2016. This annual event brings together facilities leaders, operations and maintenance professionals, architects, engineers and exhibitors from across the state to focus on technological innovations, emerging trends, and solutions for higher education […]

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May 10, 2021

Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES – Before and After

Since 2013, Beardsley Architects + Engineers has been working with Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES (WFLBOCES) on the renovations to three existing buildings at their Newark, NY Campus. Through a comprehensive study conducted with WFLBOCES administration and staff, it was determined that the three buildings could be renovated to accommodate 730 people in conference and meeting space. […]

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May 10, 2021

Revolutionizing New York’s Multifamily Housing

Developers, building owners, public housing authorities, financing agencies, and design professionals from across Central New York attended NYSERDA’s RetrofitNY Workshop on October 30, 2017 to learn more about the RetrofitNY program, how it relates to high-performance retrofit solutions for existing, affordable multifamily housing, and how they might participate. Barry Halperin and Nicolette Havrish represented Beardsley […]

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May 10, 2021

St. Lawrence University, Gunnison Chapel Receives AIA CNY Award

We’re thrilled to announce that the St. Lawrence University, Gunnison Chapel Restoration project has received a Citation for Design from AIA Central New York in the Adaptive Re-Use/Historic Preservation Category. Built in 1926, the Gunnison Chapel on the St. Lawrence University Campus was designed by Betram Grosvenor Goodhue Associates in the Gothic Revival style and was […]

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