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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!

Building on Hope Nashua PAL Renovation Complete!

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 »

Condo Development Reconstruction

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 »

2015 IRC Fire Protection for Floors Constructed with I-Joists

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 »

Laser Scanning Assists with Structural Investigation

Recently we’ve used laser-scanning technology for many applications, including the investigation of this church. The church called us to investigate their steeple, suspecting it was leaning. We tapped Process 3-D Scanning and Surveying, who set up their laser scan in about a dozen locations around the building. (The scan is so high resolution that it… Read More »

Handrail vs Guardrail

When describing a railing system, words often get thrown around that are very generic and often confused with one another. Two we often hear about are guardrails vs handrails. What are the two and what is the difference? The International Building Code (IBC) and the International Residential Code (IRC) have definitions for “guards” and “handrails”,… Read More »

Can I Convert My Basement into a Legal Bedroom?

Before you can consider that extra room in the basement as a legal bedroom, several requirements of the 2015 International Residential Code and NFPA 101 need to be met. Start by considering the following questions: Is my ceiling at least 7 feet tall? Does the room have adequate insulation in the walls? Is there sufficient… Read More »