Category: Structural Engineering

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 »