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Campus Fire Safety

The fall college semester begins soon, so it is time to start gathering school supplies and enrolling in classes. It is also important to know how to stay fire safe in your college housing, whether on or off campus. Rich Campagnola, Principal Architect with our Architectural Services Division, is a member of the Center for Campus Fire Safety.  The Center for Campus Fire Safety (The Center) is a non-profit, membership based, organization devoted to reducing…

The NYS Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code Has Been Amended – What Does That Mean To You?

On July 13, 2017, the Code Council adopted rules that amend the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (the “Uniform Code”) and the State Energy Conservation Construction Code (the “Energy Code”). The Department of State, acting on behalf of the Code Council, has filed Notices of Adoption of these rules.  The Notices of Adoption will appear in the August 2, 2017 edition of the State Register. What does that mean to you? …

Americans with Disabilities Act 27th Anniversary

July 26th marked the 27th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). On July 26, 1990, Congress passed the ADA, and President George H. W. Bush signed it into law, ushering in a new era of civil rights protections for people with disabilities in this country.  This milestone civil rights law affirms the rights of people with disabilities and prohibits discrimination based on disability by state and local governments, private entities and telecommunications. In unison…

C.T. Male Associates Hires Intern Architect

LATHAM, NY (July 2017) – C.T. Male Associates Engineering, Surveying, Architecture & Landscape Architecture, D.P.C. (C.T. Male Associates) has hired Kendall DeMarco as an Intern Architect in the Architectural Services Division.  Kendall will be responsible for assisting the registered project architects relative to all phases of design and construction documents, construction contract administration, management and related activities on projects.  As such, her experience in AutoCAD, Revit and DataCad, as well as her digital rendering skills,…

C.T. Male Associates Assists In Re-Opening For the Cohoes Music Hall

C.T. Male Associates’ principal architect, Rich Campagnola, R.A., assisted the City of Cohoes to prepare the Cohoes Music Hall for its recent re-opening by providing code compliance facility support services to the City Engineer.  This included inspection and upgrades to the existing elevator, plumbing and mechanical systems, as well as a review of life safety system and maintenance of fire-resistant construction within the building, which opened in 1874.  The Cohoes Music Hall is a four-story…

Rich Campagnola, RA Certified as a Code Enforcement Official

Rich Campagnola, R.A., principal architect for C.T. Male Associates recently completed the Basic Training for the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code Enforcement Program. The Basic Training Program consists of the following six courses: 9A – Introduction to Code Enforcement Practices, Part 1 9B – Introduction to Code Enforcement Practices, Part 2 9C – Inspection Procedures for Existing Buildings 9D – General Building Principles 9E – Residential Code of New York State…

Award Winning Post-Frame Construction Projects Featured In Post Frame Advantage

Two award winning projects designed by C.T. Male Associates and Principal Architect Rich Campagnola were recently featured in an article by Post-Frame Advantage. Post-Frame Advantage is an educational initiative driven by the National Frame Building Association geared towards educating the design, code and engineering communities about the advantages of post-frame construction for low-rise, commercial buildings. Post-frame construction, also known as pre-engineered timber column construction, is a type of building system that can be more quickly erected than other kinds of…