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In Session: Fall 2022

Adapting to Change


In the last couple of months, New York has announced statewide bills and regulations to help maintain the health and safety of our communities and transition to cleaner sources of energy. At LaBella, we’ve assembled a team of experts who stay on top of the latest news and play an active role in implementing them into our clients’ designs and everyday operations. It’s all part of our job in building a better future.

Cory Stamp, EPA Lead Risk Assessor in LaBella’s Regulated Building Materials group, reports on the state’s recent emergency regulation on the testing for lead contamination in school’s water systems. Schools can expect to test more potable water outlets like drinking fountains and sinks more frequently to improve water infrastructure and protect the health of students, faculty, and staff. Also in this issue, Electrical Engineers Darren Pieters and Jim Barnum, EIT explore some of the hurdles anticipated after New York State announced the switch to completely electric bus fleets by 2035.

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School’s In Session

It’s easy to rest on the expertise acquired in over 30 years of design for K-12.  We’ve completed over $800 million in Capital Projects for schools and along the way we’ve learned a thing or two.

However, we believe experience alone isn’t enough to add real value to our clients. Just as our industry and business has evolved, so has education.  The science of learning has advanced, and so too must our classrooms.

In Session is an awareness that for us, school is always in session. We continue to seek opportunities to learn from experts in pedagogy, benchmark projects from across the country, and explore new material and technology applications.  We spend time researching the questions and issues facing our clients and share what we learn here with you.

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