A recent project really hammered this point home. We began with a discussion of whether wooden floor joists – rotted at one end – really needed to be sistered the entire length. Sistering a joist means attaching a new joist to the original, essentially creating multiple plies, and simultaneously strengthening the existing joist. The question… Read More »
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When using concrete as a construction material in buildings, it is often accompanied by steel reinforcement. The most common type of reinforcement is typically rebar. Rebar is a steel round bar of different diameter sizes, has ridges to adhere to, and ultimately, gets embedded inside wet concrete. Why use rebar inside your concrete structure? Concrete… Read More »
Once you hear it for the first time, you’ll always hear it. What is it? It’s your squeaky floors! Squeaky floors are caused by several factors, with most relating to friction, or the action of one surface rubbing against another. In the case of your home, your floor is constructed of several layers of materials… Read More »
We’ve been proud to partner with JAD Design Group and Hills Brothers Construction on developing several high-end custom homes in the Greater Boston area throughout the years. With homeowners having such a great team at the start of the project, cost savings are easily achieved. The entire design team is knowledgeable in local code regulations,… Read More »
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 »
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 »