Category: Architectural Design

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 »

Sunroom vs Screened Porch vs 3-Season Porch

Team Engineering frequently works on lake front homes with clients who want to make the most of their beautiful views and create a pleasant spot to relax or gather friends and family. Team helps propose plans that best fit the desires of our clients by designing Sunrooms, Screened Porches and 3-Season Rooms. The first step… Read More »

New Homes Tour of Lexington, MA

We’ve enjoyed helping both JAD Design Group and Hills Brothers Construction with their new construction homes in Lexington, MA. JAD Design Group specializes in designing beautiful homes including renderings, floor plans, elevations and much more. With our structural design considerations and high-quality builds of Hills Brothers Construction, these homes have turned out absolutely gorgeous.