Category: Architectural Design

Interlocking Concrete Block Retaining Walls

Whether you are looking for a lower cost retaining wall to enhance your yard or to support your driveway, the Interlocking Concrete Block (ICB) (a.k.a. segmental concrete block) retaining wall may be your best option.  Up to 4 feet tall (base to top of wall), it can be designed and installed by a qualified landscaper. … Read More »

ICF Forms

ICF is the abbreviation for Insulated Concrete Form, an emerging new building technology which simplifies constructing foundations. These forms are made of rigid insulation tied together in hollow blocks which stack together like Legos. They come in sizing ranging from 4” up to 12” wide so they will work with nearly all standard residential foundation… Read More »

Is This Beam Wood or Steel? Or both?

Structural steel is becoming more common in homes, as structural steel gets stronger and lighters and its cost per pound comes closer to alternatives like engineered lumber. The challenge with using steel in primarily wood structures is often the interaction – how do you connect the two? It takes some thought, but collaborations between framer,… Read More »

UniCast North Addition Design

One year ago (https://myteamengineering.com/project-spotlight-uni-cast/), we helped design a small southern addition to expand the manufacturing space for Uni-Cast in Londonderry, NH. Since then, construction has been completed and their aluminum casting plant continues to thrive. As the next phase in the project, we have been contracted to design the North Addition, scheduled to begin construction in… Read More »