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