Category: Structural Engineering

Warehouse Construction Progress #3

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 »

Concrete Masonry Unit (CMU) Foundation Walls

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 »

Connectors in Cold-Formed Steel Wall framing

In cold-formed steel framing, a wide variety of connectors are used depending on the configuration of the structure (parapet, cornice, kicker, etc.). This blog is limited to the connectors used to attach cold-formed steel wall studs to floors or other structural components of a building such as structural/hot rolled steel or concrete slab. These connectors… Read More »

Rebuilding a Retainer Wall

Before In 2020, we were hired as engineer of record for a retaining wall that a contractor was building in Dover, NH.  The previous wall was collapsing because of age and the effects of frost/ thaw.  We were able to subcontract completion of the wetlands/ environmental permits and preliminary wall design.  Then, we ensured that… Read More »