Richard L. Applebaum, P.E., SECB
New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Vermont
The Pennsylvania State University - 1978
Bachelor of Architectural Engineering
- American Society of Civil Engineers
- Construction Specifications Institute
- American Institute of Steel Construction
- Board of Directors, American Council of Engineering Companies of New York - Central New York Chapter
- Certified by the Structural Engineering Certification Board
Masonry Repairs Are Not All Created Equal
- Syracuse University, 2010
- Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt Accredited Seminar, 2010
Historic Masonry: Portland Cement Is Not All It’s Cracked Up to Be
- Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt Accredited Seminar, 2005
Historic Masonry and Portland Cement Don’t Mix
- AIA NYS Convention, 2005
- Colgate University, 2008
- Spafford Area Historical Society, 2008
Rich Applebaum joined Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt as a new graduate, and has dedicated himself to forging a successful firm for 30 years. Since 1988, he has been a Principal at KHH. He is responsible for oversight of the firm’s daily operations while remaining actively involved with clients and project work.
Rich’s professional passion is the restoration of historic building structures and facades. Rich has employed creative structural engineering for challenges such as timber truss and column repairs and reinforcing. He has a specialized knowledge of historic mortars and materials gleaned from years of experience and participation in comprehensive national seminars. He has also presented on these topics.
Rich specializes in the integration of the structural design with the architectural intent, and believes in strong teamwork between the two disciplines. This is represented in many of our gymnasium and exposed structure projects, with the development of lenticular truss systems and other non-traditional but cost-effective roof systems that blend architecture and structure.
Some of his more significant projects include the Blair House Restoration in Washington, D.C.; Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest Restoration in Virginia; and closer to home, the three-year restoration of the facade of Crouse College of Fine Arts at Syracuse University. He has completed a number of projects at Syracuse University, such as the all-inclusive biennial inspection of the Carrier Dome, as well as at Colgate University. The facade restoration of two other Syracuse landmarks, the historic Onondaga County Court House and the National Grid Syracuse Office Complex (NiMo Building) are under his guidance. Rich manages the masonry projects for the KHH Building Envelope Systems Department.
James A. D’Aloisio, P.E., SECB, LEED® AP BD+C
New York, Massachusetts
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - 1982
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Structural Emphasis
- LEED® Accredited Professional, Building Design & Construction, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
- Chair, New York Upstate Chapter - USGBC
- Member, American Society of Civil Engineers Structural Engineering Institute's Committee on Sustainability and Head of Thermal Steel Bridging Working Group
- Contributing Web Editor, Modern Steel Construction
- Member, American Consulting Engineers Council
- Member, American Institute of Steel Construction
- New York State Society of Professional Engineers
- Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY)
- Certified by the Structural Engineering Certification Board
Envelop the Steel!
- Structural Engineering Institute’s Structures Congress, 2010
LEED Charrette Basics
- USGBC NY Upstate Sustainable Speakers Series, 2010
Structures, Building Envelopes, and the Planet
- various venues, 2008-2010
Thermal Steel Bridging in Buildings
- various venues, 2008-2009
Ten Tenets of Structural Sustainability
- various venues, 2006-2008
Misconceptions About Special Inspections
- various venues, 2005-2007
Surprising Findings in Existing Buildings
Green Ideas for Building Structures
The Path to Greater Architectural Freedom with Today’s Structural Steel
- “Structural Engineer: Friend or Foe?” Northeast Sun, Spring 2010
- “Thermal Bridging in Structural Detailing” (co-authored), Structural Engineering & Design, Feb 2010 - April 2010
- “Steel Framing and Building Envelopes,” Modern Steel Construction, January 2010
Jim D’Aloisio joined Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt after five years of experience with consulting engineering firms in Maryland and New York. He became a Principal of the firm in 1992. His responsibilities include the company’s financial management and staffing oversight, as well as management of project design and development.
Jim is committed to the principles and the practice of sustainable design of constructed facilities. He was the firm’s first LEED® Accredited Professional. In this emerging area of facilities design, Jim has been a project advisor or project principal for several “green projects” in the Central New York area, and has implemented green strategies, including the use of frost protected shallow foundations, structural insulated panels (SIPs), and insulated concrete forms (ICFs). He has advanced the proper use of recycled materials, such as fly ash and ground granulated blast-furnace slag, in concrete for structural applications. He has developed and implemented schemes to minimize building energy loss caused by thermal steel bridging.
Jim’s responsibilities and experience encompass a wide variety of project types, from the structural design of the SUNY Upstate Medical University East Tower Expansion for the Golisano Children’s Hospital, to building condition reviews, in-house design reviews, structural failure investigations and forensic analysis, and expert witness services. He is a trained Infrared Thermographer.
Gordon P. Hyatt, R.L.A.
New York, South Carolina
University of Georgia - 1979
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
- American Society of Landscape Architects
Gordon Hyatt joined Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt in 1988 after nine years of experience with landscape architecture firms in Georgia. In 1992, he became a Principal of the firm. His primary focus is managing and supervising site design, specifications and construction on a variety of institutional, commercial, industrial and residential projects.
Gordon takes great satisfaction from designing a site that blends naturally into its surroundings, integrating seamlessly with both the landscape and the buildings. He believes that landscape architects should strive for that blending of natural elements, whether they are working on a full site plan or details such as storm drains, sidewalks and parking lots. Direct communication with project owners and other design professionals in developing the project is crucial.
He enjoys projects for which longevity is a design goal, such as the work done for college and university campuses and historic buildings. The design must be functional and capable of withstanding environmental factors. It is design that endures in an environment that evolves.
Finishing the project with native plant materials, berms, natural drainage, and other aesthetic and functional components is the highlight of good landscape planning. As a boating enthusiast, Gordon will always be receptive to projects that involve a waterfront.