School Board honors Pi Day winners

School Board Honors Pi Day Winners

On May 12th, the Portsmouth School Board honored the Pi Day contest winners in the third, fourth, and fifth grades at each of the elementary schools. The contest, which, began at New Franklin Elementary School two years ago, has now…

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Is Your Snow-filled Roof at Risk of Collapse?

With the record setting snowfall throughout New England beginning to take its toll, the chances of a roof collapse for both residential and commercial buildings is steadily increasing and in some cases has already led to some major disasters.

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Rain on Snow: A Recipe for Disaster

Structural Engineer Tony Coviello Explains Roof Load Dangers The Blizzard of 2015, popularly called Winter Storm Juno, dumped 2-feet of snow on parts of New England this past week. The immediate forecast is for another storm this weekend. Unlike Juno,…

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Brick Engineering 101 – Part 1

Brick Engineering – Common Challenges and How To Fix Them. Brick masonry is a ubiquitous building material—it has been around for ages and continues to be a prominent building material today. Applications range from old mill buildings to modern building…

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NH Flood Zone Designations FAQs

What To Know When Building in Flood Insurance Zones The recent release of preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has left people with many questions. The new maps, which are used to set…