Window Wells

The International Residential Code (IRC), section 310 specifies requirements for basement egress and rescue openings. (IRC) 310.1 Emergency escape and rescue opening required Basements, habitable attics and every sleeping room shall have not less than one operable emergency escape and rescue opening. Where basements contain one or more sleeping rooms, an emergency escape and rescue… Read More »

Fun Day and Networking Events

Team Engineering has had an eventful month for team outings and networking events. We had a great time exploring the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston at our Quarter 2 fun day! We spent the morning wandering around the museum, with some favorites including the Egyptian exhibit and the Japanese Garden. After the museum we… Read More »

New Apartment Buildings

I was nine years old in 1976.  I bought my first new bicycle – a special edition – Schwinn Varsity – with money that I earned delivering The Nashua Telegraph. Dash – the most incredible bicycle guy you ever met ran “Larry’s Bike Shop” with his brother. That shop is just a block from where… Read More »

Concealed Heat Pumps

Heat pump technology has improved significantly in recent years and is becoming a popular solution for new heating and cooling systems. The nature of a heat pump system allows flexibility in locating both indoor and outdoor equipment. The key to heat pump technology is the flow of outdoor air across a coil; in the summer,… Read More »

Fabric Canopy Structure Foundations

We enjoyed the challenge of designing the concrete foundations for an arched canopy structure for a nearby recycling facility. The facility will use heavy equipment, including dump trucks and loaders, to transport materials like dredged soils onto the concrete pad. We designed and detailed mixing bins for the material to be sorted before being transported… Read More »

Hurricane Ties

One element of properly creating load path connections is installing a hurricane tie. Hurricane ties secure the roof connections to the ceiling joists and/or exterior walls which keeps the roof in place during high wind weather. Simpson Strong-Tie has conducted laboratory tests and shown real life examples where the roofs of homes are blown off… Read More »

Construction Mockups

In our opinion, successful projects are built on careful planning and effective communication. A powerful in successful projects is construction mockups. Think of a mockup a prototype of a project detail. Mockups provide owners, designers, and builders with a tangible representation of the final product without costly change orders or uncertain commitments. Owners benefit from… Read More »