Adapt or Be Left Behind: Technology and the Future of Engineering

  • February 20, 2018
  • Author: Ted Fowler

The building design and construction industry strongly affects the economy, the environment and society as a whole. It touches the daily lives of everyone, as the built environment heavily influences the quality of life. However, when compared to other industries, it has traditionally been slow at technological development and process change. While research and development boomed in all fields of science and technology after World War II, the information revolution age hasn’t alleviated the professional chores of an engineer. Sure, disciplinary technical chores are faster and more accurate, but there’s yet to be an integrated convergence of new technology to enhance our problem solving. Unlike in the past, engineering professionals now…

Engineers Week Kicks off at CannonDesign

  • February 19, 2018
  • Author: Bridget Supplitt

Engineers Week 2018 has officially begun and CannonDesign is ready to celebrate. Throughout the week we’ll be sharing insights from some of our engineers on topics ranging from the impact technology has had on the profession, to how we can all get more involved in opportunities outside of day-to-day project work. Be sure to keep an eye on our blog for posts from Ted Fowler, Christopher Barlow, Owen Dalton and Peter McClive. We’ll also be hosting events across the firm, hosted by our Young Engineers group. The brainchild of Bill Cielinski and Brad Palmisiano, the Young Engineers began a little over a year ago to help CannonDesign colleagues get engaged,…

Buffalo Engineers Celebrate Oishei Children’s Hospital Opening Through Volunteerism

  • November 13, 2017
  • Author: Danielle Forsyth

Last Friday, over a dozen Buffalo office employees and their spouses volunteered at Oishei Children’s Hospital for Move Day. The vast majority of our volunteers were project team members who worked on various aspects of the building. CannonDesign was the engineer of record and provided cost estimating, MEP and telecommunications engineering in addition to lighting design services for the project. Local news outlets reported the move was an overwhelming success. Moving day for Children’s Hospital goes off without a hitch – The Buffalo News Patient by patient, Oishei Children’s Hospital comes online – Buffalo Business First As the engineers of record on the Oishei Children’s Hospital, the team capitalized on its new…

Take 5 With Our Engineering Leaders

  • October 26, 2017
  • Author: Michael McManus

At CannonDesign, our engineers tap into industry-leading technology, decades of experience, and thought leadership in nearly every building type to deliver integrated solutions that blend science, art and inventive new ideas. Recently, three of our engineering leaders — Rob Garra, Paul Kondrat and Bob Ward — shared their thoughts on the profession, the challenges facing clients in the 21st century, and a few of the innovations they’re most excited about. What separates CannonDesign from other engineering firms in our industry? RG – The question we get at every interview! The cliff notes response: We have a relentless pursuit of the why. This helps us not only understand how our clients work…