Welcome to the Team Engineering Blog

We want you to be part of our Team! Follow us as we post new blogs about our upcoming projects, construction tips and advice, engineering concepts, and company events.

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!

Is this Design Over-engineered?

As engineers, we often are accused of “overengineering” a building’s structure; when, in reality, we are just following the design rules set forth in the local building code. In most cases, contractors are set on their construction methods based on how they were taught when they first entered the industry. How many times have you… Read More »

Award Winning Sawdust Cyclone Structure

Team Engineering won the 2020 Structural Engineers of New Hampshire Excellence in Structural Engineering Award in the Special Structures Category for this unique project. Durgin & Crowell Lumber Co. operates an eastern white pine lumber manufacturing facility in Springfield, NH. Their indoor facility, as you can imagine, produces literally tons of sawdust each day. Macy… Read More »

Approaching Sustainable Design

Sustainable design is commonly associated with high construction costs and expensive cutting-edge building technology. However, when sustainability is considered early in the design process, projects can achieve high performance at average construction costs. Before ever putting pen to paper, this list may help to inspire some design: DESIGN WITH THE SITE IN MIND: Climate Site… Read More »

The Effects of COVID-19 on the Construction Industry in NH and MA

Team Engineering is open and very busy, but not too busy to help you with that design project or solve that engineering issue. Everyone we know in the construction industry has a full schedule right now and many of them are relying on Team Engineering to create the structural and architectural plans for their projects. … Read More »

Everett Street Apartments, Nashua, NH

We helped Sequel Development & Management on another multi-unit apartment design. This 6-unit apartment is located on Everett Street in Nashua, NH and construction was completed in November 2019. The residential building has an accessible-ready unit and is looking for tenants to fill their three-bedroom apartments. The building is located right off the Nashua Heritage… Read More »

Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) – HVAC Solution

As discussed in a previous blog, there are HVAC-related measures to potentially reduce the spread of pathogens, such as the coronavirus, that can be taken to supplement social distancing, surface disinfection, hand washing and other good hygiene practices.  One significant HVAC measure is increasing make-up air.  Another is Ultraviolet (UV) Germicidal Irradiation.  The Fresh-AIRE UV… Read More »