A Brief History

The project entails repairing the building at 335 Maplewood Ave in a manner that meets both preservation and sustainability goals. The building is the new location for Petersen Engineering, a firm that has been located in Portsmouth since 1992, and specializes in sustainable building engineering. We intend for this project to showcase techniques & materials that promote both preservation and sustainability and intend to share all aspects of the project locally and regionally through open houses, presentations, industry tradeshows, case studies and publications. We foresee this project being a valuable educational tool to demonstrate that preservation goals need not be compromised by sustainability goals. We have teamed with Bruss Construction who we know from past collaborations has exceptional experience and expertise on projects with the dual goal of preservation and sustainability.

The project received approval by the Historic District Commission on January 6, 2010 with construction scheduled to begin early February 2010.

The projected peak heat loss reduction is 85%.

Teams and Individuals In Project

Petersen Engineering
James Petersen - Owner
Ryan Lacey - Historian, Designer

Bruss Construction
Michael Bruss - Executive Project Manager
Peter Swislosky - Project Manager
Dave King - Site Supervisor
Lee Beaton - Carpenter
Sheldon Bruss - Carpenter
Jared Raymond - Carpenter
Al Cyr - Carpenter

JSN Associates (Structural Engineering)
Jeff Nawrocki

Artisan Electric Contractors
Al Lawrence

Lumber Barn - General Material Supplier

Seacoast Scaffold & Equipment Corp.