A shallow foundation on soil can be made for an individual load (i.e., isolated), or to support multiple loads (e.g., strip, raft or mat). The soil needs to be able to support the load evenly below the footing. The load carried by the footing is transmitted to the soil below it. The depth below the… 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?
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If you live or work in a medical facility, a nursing home, a stacked multi-family, a high rise or a garden-style condominium/apartment building with public/common hallways, lobbies and/or stairwells, you may need more than social isolation, hand washing and surface cleaning to stay healthy. Your building should have an HVAC system that “pressurizes” the common… Read More »
We all joke about construction plans sketched on a napkin. Thanks to readily available design software, far too many have become “Architects” and “Engineers.” Enter Zoning Restrictions, Shoreland Protection and ever-changing, ever complex Codes, and it’s even a challenge for properly licensed design professionals to create perfect design plans! We were asked to help with… Read More »
We at Team Engineering are open for business and will continue to be. We encourage all of you to keep working and living and enjoying our beautiful life on earth! So, here are some recipes from Team Engineering for how to to make a difference with the Coronavirus Crisis: Free will and Personal Choice. Our… Read More »
There are very specific guidelines of where and how to drill holes and notches in conventional wood joists for plumbing and electrical. Taking out the wrong section of a wood member can lead to failure. To help guide you on your next project and/or inspection, we’ve taken this detail straight from the 2015 International Residential… Read More »
Installing spray-foam insulation in your attic is a great way to save energy and cut down on heating bills. The technology is great, but the installation process can sometimes get complicated. Our Team of Professional Engineers have consulted various clients in NH, MA and VT on multiple projects involving spray foam installation. Just recently, we… Read More »
Building Engineering Trust Since 1993. It’s our company motto. No joke. We have been studying buildings in New England for over 25 years now. With all 11 employees, we have over 100 years of building inspection and design experience altogether. This is part of why we have become one of the most respected and admired… Read More »
The new Planet Fitness in Seabrook is now open! This was Team Engineering’s second collaboration with Planet Fitness, both being tenant fit-out constructions. This location took over a portion of the existing Kohl’s store, and we provided Structural Engineering and Construction Administration Services for the build. We designed steel frames to support new roof-top mechanical… Read More »
Foundations can be described by their geometry (e.g., depth, dimensions and relationship to other footings). A shallow foundation, as opposed to a deep foundation can be made for an individual load (i.e., isolated) or to support multiple loads (e.g., strip, raft or mat). This is the most common, particularly here in NH and MA, where… Read More »