Pool House, Pergola and Deck Structural Design

We believe in design at Human Scale. Long after we're gone, you and your family will live, work, and play on the deck or in the pool house or pergola we worked on. Unlike typical residential wall or floor construction, we're thoughtfully aware that the structure of a deck, pool house, or pergola is visible and part of the final look of the space. Let us help you optimize your space with our systematic approach to residential design that promises both aesthetics and long-lasting structural integrity.

Whether you are renovating a current deck into something more suitable, or adding on for an amazing backyard BBQ or summer poolside experience, we work closely with our clients to deliver a process that best suits your needs.

We also offer expert inspection and evaluation of existing structures with an eye to safety and keeping costly fixes to a minimum.

Spacious wooden deck with benches overlooking nature landscape

Trusted by leading Architects, Contractors and, Homeowners

Expect a Flexible Framework...

Traditional engineering processes always seem to say “no” more than “yes.” Our Flexible Framework enables us to think outside the box, transforming constraints into creative opportunities for your deck or independent structure project. Our approach is rooted in a Flexible Framework that enables us to tailor structural engineering solutions that align with your vision.

From the initial concept through to completion, we provide simple and clear expert guidance in selecting the optimal materials and construction systems for your specific project, helping you understand the choices you’re making. In the end, you’ll be able to rest assured that your project is safely and cost effectively designed, and be thrilled with the look and feel of your outdoor space.

If your needs are modest – perhaps just a new set of stairs or support for a hot tub, we are happy to help with those items as well.

Wooden gazebo custom built on a property with a view.
Installing deck patio construction. boards with above ground deck

...and a Deep Understanding

Decks, pergolas, and pool houses or surrounds are some of the hardest wearing structures we build. They’re exposed to sun, wind, rain, snow, salt, pool chemicals…you name it! That’s why many building inspectors have been requiring engineers to provide stamped plans and inspection reports. We know wood construction better than just about anyone, and we help you understand the choices, then guide you to the best one for right now.

Too many structural engineers, especially on projects at the scale of a deck use a one-size-fits-all approach to keep THEIR costs down. We leverage our team-based vast variety of project experience to thoughtfully meet the moment with the patience and deep understanding to keep YOUR costs down. We’ve worked with every material you could build with, and we will help you rest easy, knowing our experience is on your side. 

The Peace of Mind Working with Trusted Engineers.


Expert Guidance from Day One

Worried about costly mistakes or overlooking critical details? Benefit from our Expert Guidance as we partner with you from napkin sketches to final design, helping you make informed decisions to meet your budget and realize your vision.


Understand It Before You Build It

Our team fits the right tools to your project - from the most advanced 3-D modeling to the simplest of hand sketches - to allow you to visualize your finished project. This individual approach allows us to walk through each step of the process with you, showing you what to expect and allowing you to plan your life.


Preventing Problems, Not Just Solving Them

Tired of reacting to issues rather than proactively addressing them? Veitas Engineers uses a Build-First Approach, meticulously planning and modeling your project to preempt challenges, leading to fewer change orders and a smoother construction process. Our team is dedicated to identifying and solving problems before they even occur. We think ahead so you don't have to!


The Eastern Seaboard

Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts Veitas Engineers has local staff hubs in:

  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire – Serving New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine
  • Connecticut – Serving Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, and New Jersey
  • South Carolina – Serving South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Florida.

We are delighted to offer both commercial and residential structural engineering services up and down the East Coast.

Whether you're planning a new build or experiencing structural issues at your home or commercial site, we're just a call away. We offer flat-fee site visits or inspections based on travel distance, making it easy for you to bring us on board. After a comprehensive assessment of your specific needs, additional design or consultation work will be undertaken on an hourly fee or lump sum basis. We provide you with detailed drawings, comprehensive reports, or engineer’s letters, depending on your project requirements.

Our most common service areas span Boston, Cambridge, Worcester, Springfield, Lowell, Newton, Somerville, and throughout Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk Counties. Feel free to contact us, irrespective of your location in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania or South Carolina.