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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!

Northpoint Construction Management – Advanced Family Dental

Team Engineering paired up with NorthPoint Construction Management for the new Advanced Family Dentistry office in Nashua, NH. As standard with their design-build process, NorthPoint Construction designed majority of the building including architecture, structure, and MEP (mechanical, electrical, plumbing). Team Engineering was consulted for portions of the structural design for this wood framed building with… Read More »

Steel Flitch Beams

A flitch beam is a composite beam made of steel plate(s), sandwiched between multiple plies of wood members, and then bolted together to create a single beam. Flitch beams are very versatile and can often be tacked onto the sides of an existing beam. These beams are often used in historic renovations projects to structurally… Read More »

The Benefits of Continuous Insulation

It’s so much fun to provide Architectural Engineering services and watching the industry gradually adopt new materials and methods.  Continuous Insulation has been one of my favorites for the past few years, and it’s really taking off. From our perspective, the number one reason for this trend is the popularity of spray foam insulation and the… Read More »

Duck Drop

Team Engineering was thrilled to be a sponsor for the 6th annual Mt. Sunapee Duck Drop put on by NorthCape Design & Build. In an effort to raise money for the Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Central New Hampshire, NorthCape organized for local companies to construct fun and creative targets that participants could toss rubber… Read More »

Lowering a Basement Floor

Have you ever considered making living space in your unfinished basement?  It’s a possibility if the ceiling height is high enough.  The International Residential Code requires a minimum 7 ft. ceiling clearance except under beams, girders and the like, which can be not less than 6 ft. 4 in.  What if your ceiling is currently… Read More »

Learning About Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)

The idea of Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) dates back from after World War II when blocks of treated wood fibers mixed with cement were used in Switzerland. At about 14 years old, the Canadian Jean-Louis Béliveau was intrigued by the deterioration of the family house he helped his father to build four years prior. In… Read More »