Engineered Wood I-Joists as Tension Members

Engineering wood I-joists (TJI, BCI, AJS, etc…) are a popular choice for floor framing members in wood-frame construction, and we like them for the same reason others do: they are very efficient structural members, meaning they carry a lot of loads compared to their own weight. And since they are made from engineered wood products,… Read More »

The Magic of Magic Plan

             Team Engineering has recently stumbled across an amazing app called Magic Plan that can scan a building’s existing conditions in a super-efficient timeframe. It works on our phones and tablets by scanning the room with the device’s camera. By pinpointing the corners of the room, the app automatically generates… Read More »

Pickleball and Pottery Fun Day

For our quarterly Team Fun Day last fall, we continued the tradition of trying new activities. Our business and financial advisor is an avid Pickleball player and enjoys spreading the fun and flare of this game with all his peers. Well, on this beautiful, sunny day in November the Team had no choice but to… Read More »

New Hampshire Residential Energy Code: R-Values

When architecturally designing a residential building, the New Hampshire Energy Code is a factor that must be considered throughout the design process. New Hampshire has the adopted the IRC 2015 Energy Code and these, as well as locally amended, requirements must be met in all new construction projects. Often these include prescriptive R-values. An R-value… Read More »

Laser Scanning Existing Building Conditions

Allow me to first offer my confession – I’m a Yankee, and compared to many, a relatively slow adopter of technology.  The transition to digital photography, GPS in our cars, and the fast evolution from cellular phones to smartphones is simply incredible. Sometimes necessity pushes me to try technology.  Google Earth has demonstrated to all… Read More »

Return on Investment in Engineering

Of all our 2021 projects, one of our favorites was the waterfront cottage where, when the rest of the world was panicking about skyrocketing lumber prices and “supply chain trouble”, we pivoted with our client to harvest timber off the land for use in the construction of the porch.  Roof posts cantilevered through the deck… Read More »

Congratulations, New Engineers-In-Training!

We’d like to congratulate Jeff Trovato and Olivia Caron, our newest Engineers-in-Training (E.I.T.)! Both recently passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (F.E.) Exam and have earned their new professional designation. One step closer to their Professional Engineers (P.E.) license! Reach out to them and show some love! Email Jeff – JTrovato@myTeamEngineering.com Email Olivia – OCaron@myTeamEngineering.com