It is a matter of time before the significant components of your building envelope, such as the roof or siding, will deteriorate to the point that they are unable to perform their intended function. Replacement of these materials can be among the most significant costs to a homeowner or association. In many cases, the decision… Read More »
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The International Residential Code (IRC), section 310 specifies requirements for basement egress and rescue openings. (IRC) 310.1 Emergency escape and rescue opening required Basements, habitable attics and every sleeping room shall have not less than one operable emergency escape and rescue opening. Where basements contain one or more sleeping rooms, an emergency escape and rescue… Read More »
Team Engineering has had an eventful month for team outings and networking events. We had a great time exploring the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston at our Quarter 2 fun day! We spent the morning wandering around the museum, with some favorites including the Egyptian exhibit and the Japanese Garden. After the museum we… Read More »
I was nine years old in 1976. I bought my first new bicycle – a special edition – Schwinn Varsity – with money that I earned delivering The Nashua Telegraph. Dash – the most incredible bicycle guy you ever met ran “Larry’s Bike Shop” with his brother. That shop is just a block from where… Read More »
Heat pump technology has improved significantly in recent years and is becoming a popular solution for new heating and cooling systems. The nature of a heat pump system allows flexibility in locating both indoor and outdoor equipment. The key to heat pump technology is the flow of outdoor air across a coil; in the summer,… Read More »
We enjoyed the challenge of designing the concrete foundations for an arched canopy structure for a nearby recycling facility. The facility will use heavy equipment, including dump trucks and loaders, to transport materials like dredged soils onto the concrete pad. We designed and detailed mixing bins for the material to be sorted before being transported… Read More »
One element of properly creating load path connections is installing a hurricane tie. Hurricane ties secure the roof connections to the ceiling joists and/or exterior walls which keeps the roof in place during high wind weather. Simpson Strong-Tie has conducted laboratory tests and shown real life examples where the roofs of homes are blown off… Read More »
In our opinion, successful projects are built on careful planning and effective communication. A powerful in successful projects is construction mockups. Think of a mockup a prototype of a project detail. Mockups provide owners, designers, and builders with a tangible representation of the final product without costly change orders or uncertain commitments. Owners benefit from… Read More »
One residential feature that homeowners like to utilize is a garage over a finished basement space. In order to achieve this, the garage floor needs to be built with pre-cast concrete slabs. This creates a floor strong enough to hold the vehicles and a surface that is able to handle water damage. Team Engineering often… Read More »
This past month, I was grateful to assist the Worker Bee Fund in helping Kevin, an Air National Guard Veteran. Kevin previously experienced a stroke and lost use of his left side. Although he doesn’t complain about the wheelchair he has to use, he needs a ramp to get in and out of his home.… Read More »