New York City Scoop: Construction Starts in Albany/Troy

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Dennis Ross Dir., Emergency Svs. Market, Albany H2M Architects + Engineers “A major trend is the collaboration of different companies, consultants and other types of specialized firms for local and out-of-town projects. This trend has become a standard for H2M, specifically in the emergency services division,” says Ross. He says H2M and Pacheco Ross Architects […]

After the Fire

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  “Fire Scenes, by their nature, are dangerous places.” So says the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in the first sentence of Chapter 13 of its NFPA 921, “Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations.” The presence of hazards at fire scenes is well documented in the firefighting community the need to recognize hazards, assess their […]

H2M sustainability update (June 2017)

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Buildings account for nearly 40% of the total energy used today. And whether or not we, as designers specifically employ established measuring criteria (LEED, SITES, Energy Star, Envision, etc.), the sustainable choices and decisions they make within their work can significantly impact that energy consumption. A study by the US Department of Energy found that […]

Industry Insight: A Look at Legionella

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With 12 reported deaths and over 100 illnesses, New York City’s recent Legionnaires’ disease outbreak has many building owners and operators wondering what they can do to prevent it. H2M’s own Paul Ponturo has offered up his expertise in handling legionella-related concerns to help answer some of the common questions you may have. How did […]

10 Keys to Landing a Job at H2M

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As a human resources professional, one of my major responsibilities is recruiting. I’m part of a team that reviews applications and resumes before we decide to bring someone in for an interview, making us the company’s first line of defense. Once a resume gets through the review process, we bring that candidate in for an […]

An Architect’s Alphabet

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In 2013, architect Erik Heuler had his first children’s book published. The book, titled “A is for Architecture,” is an alphabet book with illustrations to accompany each letter, and an index that identifies each building and its architect. It was featured by the American Institute of Architects at their 2014 Emerging Professionals Exhibition. What inspired […]

Putting Ourselves to Work With Habitat for Humanity of Nassau County

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With the sun shining and nothing but blue skies in the forecast, our group of volunteers put themselves to work with Habitat for Humanity of Nassau County. The group worked on the the single-story home’s roof framing and sheathing. Thanks to our everyone who took the time out of their weekend to volunteer for a […]

Three R’s of Sustainability

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At some point during our education, everyone has likely heard the three R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. While the concept taught to us in school revolves around helping the community and the environment, they are also a main principle in sustainable design. Reduce In a previous blog, I talked about the upward tick in people passing […]

Giving Back To Our Community with Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk

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It was a rainy start to the day on Saturday, but that didn’t deter our group of volunteers from helping Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk. The skies eventually cleared for our group, who worked on a new Mastic Beach home’s sheathing and framing. Thanks to our volunteers for taking the time out of their weekend […]

Can Wastewater Reuse Solve Water Scarcity?

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From what we use to build and power our homes to how we cultivate food, people globally are searching for a sustainable response to rapid social and economic growth. But what if I told you there’s a less discussed sustainable solution picking up steam? Be warned that this one might have a bit of a […]

Investigating a Fire

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When I first joined my local volunteer fire department in high school, little did I know that my entire life would go on to revolve around dealing with fire. I eventually became chief of the department and, through the years, saw too many needless fires burn. People lost their homes, businesses, family heirlooms, important documents, […]