The big red barn is a staple of the idyllic New England landscape. The traditional timber framing and vertical board siding is a timeless traditional look that seems to never go out of style. The New England style of barn came around in the 19th century and usually used as multipurpose farm buildings often housing… 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!
One year ago (https://myteamengineering.com/project-spotlight-uni-cast/), we helped design a small southern addition to expand the manufacturing space for Uni-Cast in Londonderry, NH. Since then, construction has been completed and their aluminum casting plant continues to thrive. As the next phase in the project, we have been contracted to design the North Addition, scheduled to begin construction in… Read More »
Hello! I’m Jeff, a new Team Engineering hire working as an Engineer Assistant. I am a New Hampshire native and am thrilled to be continuing my career in my home state. I come from a physics and mechanical engineering background. I am intrigued and inspired by the combination of passion and experience in the Team… Read More »
My freshman year of college at the University of New Hampshire I joined a club called STEMbassadors. I had received a mass email about the group and was looking for some clubs to join to gain some experience and meet people. STEMbassadors is a student outreach program for grades K-12, although it has a focus… Read More »
Hello! I’m Blaise, a new Team Engineering member working as a Staff Engineer. I am from D.R.Congo and lived in Belgium (Brussels) for six years and in Canada for six years before moving to the US in 2015. My background is in structural engineering and I am passionate about building design. Before joining Team Engineering,… Read More »
For their structural efficiency, open web steel joists are a very common element used in framing of large building roofs and floors. (Look up the next time you go into a home improvement store and you will see a maze of them.) However, compared to other structural steel, these elements are difficult to modify and… Read More »
Team Engineering services often include reserve studies, transition warranty studies or other property inspection services necessary to develop effective capital or long-term planning strategies. These services are enhanced by our experienced staff comprised of professional engineers, reserve specialists and licensed home inspectors. What is a Reserve Study? Simply stated, a reserve study can be defined… Read More »
This building was exciting to see (I am an Engineer after all). It is a wood foundation. To be clear, a wood foundation is not normal and customary practice in this area. We are aware of a total of three such whole-house constructions in New Hampshire. However, wood foundations are permitted by the Building Code… Read More »
Shallow bedrock frequently occurs in New Hampshire. Building on bedrock has its own challenges. This photo is of an excavation for residential garage structure and breezeway. The ground surface slopes down to the rear (foreground) and to the right (see photo) at large block retaining wall. The bedrock surface rises and falls below the footprint… Read More »
When it comes to framing a roof with an angle, contractors often refer to the angle or slope as the “roof pitch.” In simplicity, the roof pitch is just the vertical rise over the horizontal run. Because we live in the United States, the pitch is often rationalized to a ratio of so many measuring… Read More »