So you have decided you want to build a custom home, or perhaps you want an addition for your existing home, or maybe you are planning a full house renovation. Now what? How do you get started? Who do you contact? How much will it cost? How long will it take? There are many trades… Read More »
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When I first saw the architectural plans for renovations to this property at 135 North State Street, Concord, NH, I did a double take. It has an eclectic mix of offices, conference rooms, bathrooms and bedrooms. I have come to better understand that this will provide incredible living and working opportunities for young professionals. We… Read More »
The building design industry often has many misconceptions when it comes to the design process. People are often expecting the unrealistic expectations of what they see on tv or sometimes are led in the wrong direction by “self-proclaimed” design professionals. This blog is meant to help you understand the design process and what to expect… Read More »
Often, the terms of cement and concrete are mistakenly used interchangeably. In fact, cement is an ingredient of concrete and other building materials (such as mortar) and is rarely used on its own. To create concrete, several ingredients are mixed. This mix always includes crushed stone or gravel, sand, Portland cement, and water. Sometimes additives… Read More »
Team Engineering is honored to have contributed in a small way to the renovation of the Nashua Police Athletic for Building on Hope’s 2020 project. The building on Ash Street was entirely transformed and updated, and all construction and design was donated by hundreds of individuals and organizations. The project was completed in December –… Read More »
Team Engineering provides many of our services to condominium associations all over New England. Condominium associations own common elements of buildings and properties, and that usually includes the building envelopes like roofs and exterior walls. This condominium complex in Concord, NH includes 60 townhouse-style units over 10 buildings. Built in the 1980’s, it was recently… Read More »
We’ve recently received a large number of inquiries for braced wall designs for residential homes in the New England area. This type of structural design, although not new, has been generating much more steam and being enforced more often. What is it and how does it affect what you may be building? The purpose of… Read More »
New Hampshire officially adopted the 2015 International Residential and Building Codes (IRC, IBC) in September, 2019. The State Legislature amended the IRC by delaying enforcement of Section 302.13, Fire Protection of Floors, for 18 months. That delay has expired, and Section 302.13 is applicable as of March 15, 2021. IRC 2015 Section 302.13 requires that… Read More »
I now understand what one Planning Board member said when we were approved for our renovation plan. At the time, I took the “Good Luck” as a positive seem. Looking back maybe it was an omen! There are lessons learned in every project. In a past segment, we discussed the preliminary factors that can… Read More »
When looking at renovations, we often get lost in the more exciting design process and the “what could be” result. The journey to the end goal, however, is often rough and very rarely goes as smooth as you might expect. When designing on paper, it is nearly impossible to catch what is hidden behind the… Read More »