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!

Improperly Designed Garage Foundation Leads to Failure at 15 Years Old

We sometimes are in the unfortunate position of observing structural failures. Some, like this one, aren’t dramatic because the building has not (yet) collapsed. But we see and remedy the consequences of building elements that are improperly designed. This building, a two-stall, two-story detached garage built in 2003, included a foundation wall that retained about… Read More »

Properly Installed Lally Columns

Check out the new lally column and concrete footing installed in a recent basement renovation we helped engineer.  It doesn’t look like much from the surface but, too many times, we’ve seen this simple installation performed wrong. If you see your contractor installing adjustable jack posts instead of lally columns (hollow steel tube filled with… Read More »

Building on Hope

Building on Hope is a community organization of volunteers who work with builders, architects and designers to provide physical improvements to facilities associated with non-profit service groups. This May 2020, during this year’s “build week”, hundreds of volunteers will converge on the Nashua Police Athletic League on Ash Street and completely overhaul the inside and… Read More »

Building Permits and Safety

“We don’t need a permit for this, we are only ______.”  We’ve all heard this sentence many times over the years.  It is sadly driven by the desire to save construction expense and increased property taxes associated with the improvement in value after completing upgrades to real estate.  However, skipping this important step in a… Read More »