A few years ago, I was watching the popular reality game show, “Survivor”. For the few that are not familiar with the show, the premises evolves around stranding a handful of contestants in a remote location and having them survive in the wilderness for about a month. Of course, one of the first basic needs… Read More »
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LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most popular rating system used for green buildings. It is not required for a building to be LEED certified but it does provide certain advantages including having significantly higher occupancy rates, reduced energy bills and opportunities for tax breaks or other monetary incentives. There are three… Read More »
I had the opportunity to visit the recently completed Bean Cove project and was truly blown away. It was a treat to provide structural engineering on this project. This modern lake house is a modern Architectural marvel with long horizontal lines, overhanging roofs, and floor-to-ceiling glass walls that would make Frank Lloyd Wright proud. All… Read More »
There truly is something magical about New Hampshire lake towns in the warm summer months. Kids ride their bikes to get ice cream in town, couples sip coffee on their porch and watch the morning unfold across the lake, neighbors get together to enjoy a lakeside fire in the dusk. Anyone who has spent time… Read More »
We are often asked: “do you need to inspect the structure you designed during construction?” Of course, we WANT to see cool stuff be built, and we care that it is built according to plan. But the answer, in short, is no. The 2015 International Building Code requires that many building elements and systems be… Read More »
We had been planning for months for another Fun Day adventure – to be aboard the Challenger for a narrated tour by the Isle of Shoals Steamship Company, to enjoy the outdoors and each other while learning about Portsmouth Harbor and the Isles of Shoals. Then, the seas began to roll and the skies let… Read More »
Check out the construction progress of the warehouse/fulfillment center for which we are architects and structural engineers of record: Photo 1-Steel framing, siding, and roof are almost complete. This will soon be the main entrance. Photo 2-Steel moment frames on the interior column lines Photo 3-The thin vertical metal straps will facilitate insulation… Read More »
Check out the construction progress of the warehouse/fulfillment center for which we are architects and structural engineers of record: Photo 1-Steel framing is nearly complete, and so is metal roofing and siding. Photo 2-Steel erectors installing the final roof purlins and end wall girts Photo 3-Floor slab construction is underway in much of… Read More »
Whether for weekend, seasonal or year round use, building a beautiful waterfront home is exciting! The demand has and always will be a hot commodity. Having natural landscapes, wildlife, and a secluded place to relax is desired by many. Of course, there are a limited amount of water features in the world, and the land… Read More »
Concrete masonry units (CMUs), still often and affectionately referred to as cinder blocks, are a common building construction material. They are economical and are often the best solution for structural elements like commercial building walls and elevator shafts. They can also double as fire protection, so they make a great choice for structural walls between… Read More »