We attended Atlantic Prefab’s (https://atlanticprefab.com/) 2019 Commercial Prefab Summit, where we heard about the latest in pre-fabricated wall panel and roof truss technologies. Prefabricated wall panels are revolutionizing mid- to high-rise construction. By constructing exterior wall panels with the entire wall assembly (framing, insulation, waterproofing, and finish) in a climate-controlled environment, construction speed is accelerating,… 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!
Recently, members of our Team attended the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) (https://www.abc.org/) annual charity bowling tournament. This networking event at Yankee Lanes (https://yankeelanesentertainment.com/manchester//) was focused on gaining donations for Toys for Tots (https://www.toysfortots.org/). Although our bowling skills weren’t the best that night, we were able to contribute by sponsoring the charitable raffle with many… Read More »
Team Engineering is proud to bring on our newest member, Kelly Alessi. Kelly is licensed as a Registered Architect in Massachusetts and is certificated as a LEED Accredited Professional. Her background includes over 10 years of designing and documenting commercial senior living buildings and construction projects using AutoCAD and Revit. Her skill set and expertise… Read More »
A basement wall holds back soil, which pushes inward towards the basement. A basement wall also typically has a floor at its top, which services to push back in the opposite direction and balance the forces from each side of the building. On the other hand, a structural retaining wall holds back soil, but does… Read More »
We all know that steel can rust and corrode. This type of deterioration can easily lead to structural failures and create more problems than not. There are a variety of ways to help prevent this. This picture shows an exterior bolt connecting a steel structure in Boston, MA. To help prevent rust and corrosion, contractors… Read More »
Structural damage from wood-destroying insects is a condition that Team Engineering can identify, evaluate its extent, and design repairs for, if needed. Here in New England, the most common culprits are termites, carpenter ants and carpenter bees. Depending on how long the insects have been active without extermination, the damage can be significant enough to… Read More »
Wood, or lumber, is considered as one of the oldest and most convenient materials used to construct any type of building or structure. Whether it’s 2×4’s or 2×12’s, the material literally grows on trees and is widely available. Because wood is also lightweight and can easily be cut, contractors typically consider lumber as their go-to… Read More »
Let’s start with something simple; we want our buildings to be dry on the inside. Now let’s take that idea one step further; we want our walls to be dry on the inside. Water trapped in a wall will inevitably lead to mold, pest intrusion, rot, or any combination thereof. Moisture control is an important… Read More »
Wood has been an invaluable building material for thousands of years, but in certain situations, it is prone to infestation, decay, and rot; limiting its usefulness for many applications. To improve the wood’s properties, chemicals compounds can be infused into the wood grain under intense pressure under a process called “pressure treatment.” These chemical… Read More »
Over the last few years we have spent a lot of time on Elm Street in Manchester, NH providing services from every corner of our catalog. This includes building renovation design, pre-purchase inspections, and street sign foundation design. It also gives us an excuse to visit our favorite stops, including the Bridge Cafe, A&E Coffee… Read More »