New Hampshire Residential Energy Code: R-Values

When architecturally designing a residential building, the New Hampshire Energy Code is a factor that must be considered throughout the design process. New Hampshire has the adopted the IRC 2015 Energy Code and these, as well as locally amended, requirements must be met in all new construction projects. Often these include prescriptive R-values. An R-value… Read More »

Laser Scanning Existing Building Conditions

Allow me to first offer my confession – I’m a Yankee, and compared to many, a relatively slow adopter of technology.  The transition to digital photography, GPS in our cars, and the fast evolution from cellular phones to smartphones is simply incredible. Sometimes necessity pushes me to try technology.  Google Earth has demonstrated to all… Read More »

Return on Investment in Engineering

Of all our 2021 projects, one of our favorites was the waterfront cottage where, when the rest of the world was panicking about skyrocketing lumber prices and “supply chain trouble”, we pivoted with our client to harvest timber off the land for use in the construction of the porch.  Roof posts cantilevered through the deck… Read More »

Congratulations, New Engineers-In-Training!

We’d like to congratulate Jeff Trovato and Olivia Caron, our newest Engineers-in-Training (E.I.T.)! Both recently passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (F.E.) Exam and have earned their new professional designation. One step closer to their Professional Engineers (P.E.) license! Reach out to them and show some love! Email Jeff – JTrovato@myTeamEngineering.com Email Olivia – OCaron@myTeamEngineering.com

Unbalanced Snow Loads

When roofs are pitched (i.e. angled), the snow collects differently than it does on flat roofs. Unbalanced snow loads occur on pitched (most commonly gable) roofs, and the building code tells us to consider these loads up to 7V:12H roof pitches. Here, some of our engineers are at Loon, mid-mountain, and this building has quite… Read More »

Hockey Rink Rooftop Condenser Structural Supports

This project involved replacing rooftop chiller condensing units servicing not one, but two hockey rinks. You can imagine the amount of energy required to produce enough cold to keep two ice rinks well below freezing temperature. So, replacing the condensers with modern, gas-fired compressors will return the investment quickly. These two compressors are heavier than… Read More »