As a start from scratch project, the structural engineering for this exciting 45,000-SF building was special from the get-go. The five-story mixed-use building was constructed in late 2012 on the site of the old Kline’s Furniture building, which was demolished in 2010. It features up to 20 luxury residential units, retail and commercial space and parking on site.
Summit Engineering served as structural engineering consultants for this major downtown development. The upper four stories of this building are wood framed, while steel framing supports the second and first floors. Our structural engineering services helped determine that frequent window openings for the upper floors necessitated continuous tie-down systems to resist lateral loads. We also determined that the building’s street level, which houses commercial entities, utilized a minimum number of braced frames to allow flexibility in the use of the spaces. Phased construction was used to allow partial development during the winter/spring months.
The Team had a blast on this year's staff fishing outing!
Summit Engineering was named as an award winner for the 2019 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards given by the National Cou
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Summit Engineering receives 2018 Structural Engineers of New Hampshire Excellence in Structural Engineering Award in the building
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On May 12th, the Portsmouth School Board honored the Pi Day contest winners in the third, fourth, and fifth grades at each of the
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The local school board earlier this month honored a handful of students who competed in and won a one-of-a-kind educational event
Summit Principal Tony Coviello was interviewed this week for the Journal of Light Construction. In the article, Coviello
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Robert Champagne, principal of Summit Engineering, says that the best way to prevent a roof collapse from snow is to be proactive.
Structural Engineers Explain Roof Load Dangers Structural Engineers at Summit Engineering, are cautioning homeowners throughout Ne
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What To Know When Building in Flood Insurance Zones The recent release of preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) by the Fe
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently released the preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for the Seacoa
As one of the original 13 states, New Hampshire most certainly has its fair share of historic property. From the working waterfro
Examples of historic building preservation are all around us — especially in a place as historically rich as New England