2010 NH EOY

Jeffrey L. Tirey, P.E. SECB

Selected New Hampshire Engineer of the Year 2010

with NH Governor John Lynch

Jeffrey L. Tirey, P.E., SECB, President of Tirey & Associates, P.C. Consulting Structural Engineers, was chosen by a jury of his peers from New Hampshire engineering societies as the 2010 New Hampshire Engineer of the Year.

The award was presented to Jeff at the annual Engineer’s Week banquet in Manchester on February 18, 2010 recognizing his exemplary talent, effort and involvement in the engineering profession and the community.

Mr. Tirey received his BSCE from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He holds professional engineering licenses in New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Jersey. Jeff is a founding member of SENH (Structural Engineers of New Hampshire), has national certification as a structural engineer by the Structural Engineering Certification Board (SECB) and maintains a council record with the National Council of Engineering Examiners. He is also a damage assessment reservist with the NH Office of Emergency Management. Jeff began his engineering career in 1977, opening his own consulting structural engineering business in Littleton in 1985.

Mr. Tirey provides structural engineering services in many categories including new design, renovation, evaluation, forensic and expert witness testimony. His areas of expertise encompass all types of educational, commercial, residential, government and recreational building projects. Some recent and notable design work includes the Montshire Museum of Science Outdoor Science Park, Norwich, VT, Windy Hill School at Colby Sawyer College in New London, NH, Littleton Police Station and Littleton High School Addition in Littleton, NH as well as district courthouses in Merrimack, Coos and Carroll Counties, all located in New Hampshire.

Mr. Tirey is one of the co-authors of “Ground Snow Loads for New Hampshire”. Working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Cold Regions Laboratory in Hanover, New Hampshire, Jeff gained national prominence and recognition for establishing snow loads for all towns in New Hampshire. He continues to assist other states across the country who wish to start their own snow load mapping projects.

Mr. Tirey has been involved in MATHCOUNTS where he served as the North Country coordinator, Androscoggin Valley Search and Rescue (AVSAR) serving both on the board of directors and participating in many mountain search and rescue missions, and has worked at the Mt. Washington Observatory where he designed and built exhibits for the Summit Museum. While a member of the Randolph Mountain Club (RMC), Mr. Tirey served on the board of directors and, as president, was instrumental in guiding the club through a ten year effort to replace three of its four aging huts. Jeff also served on the Board of Directors of The Children’s House, a Montessori pre-school in Littleton, NH. He currently serves on the building renovation committee at the Riverside School (Lyndonville, VT), is a volunteer lacrosse coach and assists with a civil engineering and architecture course at the St. Johnsbury Academy. Jeff has been very active in all aspects of ice hockey, from coaching in the Littleton and Lyndonville (VT) youth hockey programs, to playing in a weekly men’s league. As an avid hiker and mountaineer, his successes include ascents of Mt. McKinley in Alaska and Mt. Asgard on Baffin Island, Canada.