Nancy J. Nichols

Nancy J. Nichols - PE, LEED, AP

Nancy J. Nichols – PE, LEED, AP

Nancy obtained her registration as a Professional Engineer in New Hampshire twenty (20) years ago. In addition, Nancy is an Accredited Professional for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). This achievement allows Nancy to certify a building’s performance and compliance with LEED standards, an international benchmark for design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

Since 2008, Nancy has been responsible for conducting commercial property condition assessments, residential home inspections, limited evaluations, structural inspections, structural designs, building energy performance evaluations and other special engineering studies and assessments. In addition, Nancy is responsible for design and implementation of ice dam mitigation measures of large upscale condominium complexes. Further, Nancy provides litigation support on a wide range of issues that include drainage, hydrology and retaining wall design.

Prior to working at Team Engineering (formerly Criterium-Turner Engineers), Nancy worked in the field of geo-environmental consulting, assisting clients in managing their environmental liabilities while providing safe living and working environments. She has performed hundreds of Environmental Site Assessments on properties ranging from shopping malls, to automotive service stations, to individual facilities. She has worked with a wide range of client types ranging from developers, architects and attorneys  to municipalities and regulators. She was responsible for the development and implementation of projects and the oversight of contractors and junior professional staff.

Her engineering career has provided experience in the design and construction of foundations, subsurface geotechnical and environmental investigations, environmental site assessments, environmental risk assessments, indoor air quality evaluations, remedial design and implementation, and litigation. She has performed investigation to closure of petroleum and hazardous waste sites, solid waste facilities, and Brownfield sites. A number of these included assessment and abatement of asbestos and hazardous building materials.

Education and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree – University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Masters Degree in Civil Engineering- University of New Hampshire, Durham
  • Registered Professional Engineer in New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts
  • National Academy of Building Inspection Engineers-Residential Inspection Techniques
  • American Society for Testing Materials-Environmental Site Assessments
  • Building Performance Institute (BPI) certified Building Analyst
  • Licensed Home Inspector in New Hampshire



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I worked with Brian Hansen. He is extremely professional and was very innovative in finding solutions to issues I was having. I highly recommend him! Working with the rest of his company was enjoyable as well.... Read More

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Besides being qualified, skilled, and professional, Team Engineering is focused.  They listen. John turner and Dan Martel must have dozens of appointments and work lined up every day. But when they meet with you, they are focused on doing the best job possible for whatever problem you hand them.  And... Read More
Deborah Dearborn

Saved us from a possible money pit!

Brian Hansen came out to look at a house I almost bought.  His knowledge and written account of what he saw showed my wife and I that maybe this was not the house for us.  After Brian inspected the foundation on short notice, he sent us a report within a... Read More
Daniel Ellsworth

Nancy Nichols and her colleagues were outstanding from the start.

After researching three other engineering firms, our neighborhood association hired Team Engineering to prepare a capital survey for us. We made the right decision. Nancy Nichols and her colleagues were outstanding from the start. They kept in contact with us on a regular basis throughout the process. Nancy spent an entire... Read More
Connie May

Nancy Nichols and her colleagues did an OUTSTANDING job.

I've had recurrent problems with ice dams and ceiling leaks since 2008. Because previous repairs were unsuccessful in preventing recurrences I asked Team Engineering to analyze the problem and recommend solutions. Nancy Nichols and her colleagues did an OUTSTANDING job. They thoroughly analyzed the problem and suggested solutions. They then helped... Read More

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