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Engineering firms merge as Ryan Biggs Clark Davis Engineering & Surveying, P.C.

Clifton Park, N.Y. — Ryan-Biggs Associates, P.C., and Clark Engineering and Surveying, P.C., announced a new firm name after the two consulting engineering firms merged earlier this year. Ryan Biggs Clark Davis Engineering & Surveying, P.C., is now one of the largest women-owned engineering firms in Upstate New York, providing structural engineering; civil engineering; repair and restoration; construction support, inspection, and testing; and surveying services.

With a combined total of nearly 70 years of professional engineering practice, Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis maintains a staff of 40 (including 20 licensed engineers) in three offices in New York State.

Originally founded by Tom Ryan as J. Thomas Ryan Engineering in 1973 and later joined by David Biggs in 1978, Ryan-Biggs Associates called Troy its home until 2010 when the corporate headquarters moved to Clifton Park. In 2000, Ryan-Biggs started an office in the Finger Lakes Region (Skaneateles) to better service Central New York clients.

Over the last four decades, Ryan-Biggs has provided structural engineering services across New York State. The firm has designed, preserved, and rehabilitated many of the state’s most recognizable structures including: Proctor’s Theatre (Schenectady), Albany Medical Center’s Patient Pavilion, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Albany), Restoration New York State Education Building (Albany), St. Peter’s Hospital Hearst Pavilion (Albany), Hudson Valley Community College’s Science Center (Troy), Hangar Theatre (Ithaca), and Peggy Ryan Williams Center (Ithaca College). Ryan-Biggs has provided the structural design for thousands of K-12 schools, religious facilities, hospitals, cultural facilities, libraries, industrial facilities, colleges and universities, and highway and historic bridges. The firm often collaborates with architects, contractors, engineers, municipalities, private and commercial owners, and government agencies.

Clark Engineering was founded in 1986 by Douglas and Ann Clark in Columbia County to provide civil engineering to the smaller municipalities in the region. The firm’s focus was on bringing innovative and cost-effective solutions to its clients, with many projects being the first of their kind permitted by New York State regulatory agencies.

The firm has provided site and structural engineering and land surveying services on projects of all sizes for a diverse client base, including numerous government agencies and municipalities. Some of their innovative project experience began with the first accepted Solid Waste Management Plan in New York for the Eastern Rensselaer County Solid Waste Management Authority, followed by the design for the Hamlet of Hillsdale’s de-centralized wastewater treatment plant, the first of its kind permitted by NYSDEC. Clark also designed the Darrow School wastewater treatment plant, utilizing Living Machine technology, another first in the state.

With the merger also came changes in the Board of Directors. Paul A. Rouis, III, P.E., has been named CEO (Capital District-Corporate Office); Jamie L. Davis, P.E., LEED AP, is President (Finger Lakes Office); Ann Clark, P.E., is Vice President (Hudson Valley Office); and Jack C. Healy, P.E., is Vice President (Capital District – Corporate Office).

“Our companies share a strong commitment to providing professional and quality services to our clients and we look forward to continuing our long-standing relationships with New York State agencies and our partnerships with design and construction firms,” said Paul Rouis, CEO. “We will continue to provide unique and cost-effective design solutions with the same dedication that has made our firms trusted consultants to our clients throughout the Northeast.”

The firm is certified as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE) by the New York State Department of Economic Development, Division of Minority & Women's Business Development.