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Drone Applications for Dam Safety Inspections

C.T. Male Associates’ dam safety engineers are now using drones to supplement their dam inspections.  The use of a drone has the following benefits: Personnel safety Reduction in time and effort for field work resulting in decreased cost Access to difficult locations To capture photographs and videos of problem areas For example, drones can be used for: Special inspections General imagery Orthomosaic imagery 3D mapping Safety evaluations during emergencies and natural disasters Construction monitoring Construction…

C.T. Male Associates’ Survey Division Expands Services to Include Underground Utility Location Services

C.T. Male Associates is pleased to announce a new service provided by our Survey Division.  Our Surveyors now have expanded their capabilities to perform underground utility location services using conventional electromagnetic subsurface utility location equipment.  This equipment can be used to locate utilities on public or private property, in conjunction with the Dig Safe NY service (811) that facilitates utility locations within public road rights-of-way.  This service can be used to locate utilities to be…

A Message to Our Clients and Community

A Message to Our Clients and Community, Like all of you, we are concerned about the presence of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States and abroad, and its potential effect on families, employees, and community members.  We are maintaining our business operations without interruption while at the same time making necessary changes to the way we conduct our work in order to protect the health and safety of our employees. Please know that…

Utilize C.T. Male’s Code Enforcement Officials to Reduce the Burden on Your Municipality’s Building Department

As building codes become more complex and staffing limitations increase, the availability of technical support for large, time-consuming projects can greatly assist a municipality with keeping development projects on budget and on schedule. As described in the Technical Bulletin (see link at the end of this article) issued by the New York State Department of State, Division of Building Standards and Codes regarding the provisions of 19 NYCRR §1203.2(e) with respect to contracted-for services for…

C.T. Male Associates | Summer Internships

Each summer C.T. Male Associates offers several internships spanning our multidisciplinary services. Starting himself as a C.T. Male Associates intern, our President & CEO, Dave Roecker, feels strongly that this program offers many benefits to both the students and the employees engaged in the process. Not only do the students gain valuable experience in a professional setting, our employees also receive support from an engaged assistant for several weeks and they have the chance to…

C.T. Male Associates Celebrates the Grand Opening of Frontier Town

On June 26th, C.T. Male’s Chad Kortz attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of Frontier Town Campground, Equestrian and Day Use Area in North Hudson, NY. This ceremony marks the completion of two years of hard work, the signature project of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s master plan to establish a “Gateway to the Adirondacks,” an initiative launched to attract new visitors to the Adirondack Park and drive economic growth in New York State…

C.T. Male Associates Architects Assist With Cohoes Music Hall Project

C.T. Male Associates’ Architects are working with the Cohoes City Engineer on the replacement of the monumental historic windows at the Cohoes Music Hall. Field measurements and templates were made for a mockup of one of the replacement windows to be installed. The purpose of the mockup was to verify selection made for the basis of design, to demonstrate aesthetic effects, and to set quality standards for materials and execution of the work. Back in 2016,…

Create an Infrastructure Master Plan to Secure Funding for Critical Infrastructure Needs

The availability of low-cost funding and grants for public works projects is on the rise. In recent years, the public works industry has witnessed an influx of public money from Federal and State sources in response to increased public support for spending on necessary projects to maintain and upgrade infrastructure. It is imperative for communities to capitalize on this era of increased public awareness and the availability of funding for projects of varying scope and…

Updates to Water Systems Emerging Contaminants Testing Requirements

The federal government has outlined a plan to address the nation’s water resources and water infrastructure needs with the passage of America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018. A key component of this new act is that water systems serving 3,300 – 10,000 customers are now required to test for emerging contaminants like PFOS, PFOA, and 1,4-dioxane. Historically, only systems serving more than 10,000 customers were required to perform emerging contaminants testing. This may sound like…