HAKS Celebrates National Engineers Week

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Ken Mangam Oversees West Point Bridge Activity

National Engineers Week was created in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers to increase an understanding of and interest in engineering and technological careers.

HAKS kicked off the 2014 National Engineers Week (February 16-22) by visiting P.S. 101Q in Queens to take part in the annual PENCIL Partnership Engineering Fair, which helps to bring engineering principles and challenges into the classroom. Continue Reading…

HAKS Highlights Two High-Performance Buildings

121Precinct-11Clients have come to view sustainability as an essential element of project success.  The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) promotes sustainability in how buildings are designed, built, and operated.  USGBC uses the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system, which awards points in various categories to determine the level of sustainable certification.  Major categories are sustainable sites, ecosystems and water resources, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources and indoor environmental quality. One structure that has qualified in these categories is the 121st Police Precinct in Staten Island, New York, which achieved LEED Silver certification in January 2014. Continue Reading…