Your building has cracked foundation walls. Is the foundation settling? Are the cracks structurally significant? What’s the problem, what’s the repair, and how much will it cost? Who can do the work? Initially, Team Engineering performs an assessment of the structural significance of foundation problems and contributing factors. If your home is constructed on a… Read More »
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Our blogs are intended to get you further educated on building construction straight from our Professional Engineers, Architects, Inspectors, and Project Managers at Team. Ever wonder how an ice dam occurs? What exactly is an LVL and why is it so strong? When do I need a structural ridge?
We’ll take some of the most common questions and industry misconceptions we hear and give you our expert opinions. The information we will provide is intended for general informational purposes only, but if you have a project specific question, contact us and speak to one of our licensed Professional Engineers today!
Team Engineering is proud to add Olivia Caron to our great staff of engineers! Olivia currently resides in Brentwood, NH. She attended Exeter High School and has recently graduated with her Civil Engineering bachelor’s degree from the University of New Hampshire (UNH). She has a passion for structural design and environmental sustainability. In her free… Read More »
Earlier this year we were approached by Jennifer Pierson, Executive Director of the Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire. The CCCNH is a non-profit organization providing shelter and advocacy to victims/survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. They were in need of realistic expansion options as they had quickly outgrown the 1870’s building in… Read More »
Concrete is the most commonly used man-made material. It is employed extensively in the construction industry from the piers under your shed to entire concrete buildings and to sprawling bridges and dams. Moisture and fire resistance make concrete an attractive building material, but it is also used for pipes, sidewalks, and even architectural features like… Read More »
We often have clients and contractors wishing to modify an existing building to create some sort of new space. In these types of projects, an assessment of the existing structure is necessary to see what is structurally feasible. Often, the loads of the building must be redesigned and redistributed. There is common misconception when existing… Read More »
Over the last two years, the cost of building materials has skyrocketed from their normal trend due to the affects of COVID-19. You may be wondering what is behind all this and how it may affect your next building project. What it all comes down to is the simple economic principle of supply and demand.… Read More »
Team Engineering has been working alongside Stockman Builders on a fantastic lake house remodel project in beautiful Wolfeboro, NH. The house sits right on the water and features a spacious cathedral living room with views of the water. Stockman Builders designed a renovation to add skylights, extend a gable end roof, reconfigure roof dormers and… Read More »
“Should we raze or renovate?” is a question we hear often. Restated- is it more economically feasible to raze and rebuild, or to renovate and improve? The answer also depends on how much of the original structure and its function that you want to retain (or can put up with). Our recent patient was an… Read More »
We consider our architectural partners to be artists who use empty spaces as their inspiration. Using their floor plans and design elements, we are able to create structural, MEP, and other building components to deliver a full set of building plans. Bonin Architects in New London, NH is a firm that specializes in designing custom homes… Read More »
Cold-formed steel (CFS) refers to products shaped by roll-forming of metallic coated sheet at ambient temperature. Since Cold-formed steel and wood are the two most commonly used materials for light framing, it is relevant to compare their performance in the building industry. Given that cold-formed steel (melting point 2700o F) has a far better resistance… Read More »