Team Engineering recently participated in an educational training session performed by Spray Foam Distributors of New England, Inc. As a design company, Team Engineering often specifies spray foam insulation as a great alternative, or in addition, to fiberglass or cellulose insulation. It stops air and moisture intrusion into the building, which also helps to prevent… 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?
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Team spent its most recent Fun Day at Camp Allen in Bedford, NH, assisting with their fall close-up and some special projects. We had great weather, and were able to paint the interior of three cabins, clean the nature trail, demolish an old wood ramp, and build a new firepit on the nature trail. And… Read More »
During my senior year at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) earlier in the year, I was tasked with designing a net-zero energy house for the Solar Decathlon competition. The OCULUS house, as we named it, was designed over the last two years by several WPI students and several partnering universities in Africa. During this summer, my… Read More »
Team Engineering is proud to have recently provided structural engineering design support for Bernie and Phyl’s newest location in Newington, NH. We worked for Northpoint Construction Management, who was the general contractor responsible for renovating the building that was originally built as an ice rink. We designed the foundation, shaft and infill floor framing for… Read More »
One reoccurring theme we often see is poor termination of roof valleys. We’ve seen a bunch of these recently – both in existing homes and in new designs that we were asked to review. Here’s a few examples that we’ve come across that you could look out for in your own home… In the first… Read More »
How can you tell if your floor is out-of-level? In most cases it’s generally obvious. The good ole “place a ball on the floor and see if it rolls” is an easy test anyone can perform. Another sign might be lifting floor planks or cracked tiles. Most likely, if you are reading this blog, you… Read More »
What do you see in this photo? I see disintegrating brick (red arrow); Wall debris on the floor (blue arrows); Crumbling mortar (orange arrow); Moisture on the floor; and Bowing walls These walls should be stabilized. Now, what do you think of this foundation wall? This photo is from the same house as the previous… Read More »
We have been selected by Uni-Cast (https://www.uni-cast.com/) of Londonderry to provide architectural and engineering design services for a small but critical expansion of their manufacturing facility. We will help this amazing metal casting company increase production and serve the needs of their clients better with our new design. Before: To be constructed: The best part… Read More »
Laminated veneer lumber, abbreviated to LVL, is a type of structural composite lumber (SCL) commonly used in wood construction for both residential and commercial buildings. Similar in concept to plywood, LVLs consist of many thin (less than a quarter inch) wood veneers adhered with high strength adhesives. The veneers are cut to beam-shaped sizes, and… Read More »
We were recently hired by Calvary Baptist Church (http://www.cbclowell.org/) in Lowell, MA to help understand the current condition of their building components in their 70-year-old building. As with any smart property owner, the church also needed to know where to concentrate their resources for necessary repairs, desired improvements, and develop an overall Capital Improvement Plan.… Read More »