Category: Architectural Design

Northpoint Construction Management – Advanced Family Dental

Team Engineering paired up with NorthPoint Construction Management for the new Advanced Family Dentistry office in Nashua, NH. As standard with their design-build process, NorthPoint Construction designed majority of the building including architecture, structure, and MEP (mechanical, electrical, plumbing). Team Engineering was consulted for portions of the structural design for this wood framed building with… Read More »

Steel Flitch Beams

A flitch beam is a composite beam made of steel plate(s), sandwiched between multiple plies of wood members, and then bolted together to create a single beam. Flitch beams are very versatile and can often be tacked onto the sides of an existing beam. These beams are often used in historic renovations projects to structurally… Read More »

The Benefits of Continuous Insulation

It’s so much fun to provide Architectural Engineering services and watching the industry gradually adopt new materials and methods.  Continuous Insulation has been one of my favorites for the past few years, and it’s really taking off. From our perspective, the number one reason for this trend is the popularity of spray foam insulation and the… Read More »

Learning About Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)

The idea of Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) dates back from after World War II when blocks of treated wood fibers mixed with cement were used in Switzerland. At about 14 years old, the Canadian Jean-Louis Béliveau was intrigued by the deterioration of the family house he helped his father to build four years prior. In… Read More »

Oyster River Middle School AIA Construction Tour

Three of our Team members participated in the American Institute of Architects (AIA) construction tours of the new Oyster River Middle School building in Durham NH over the last year. This building is a result of a massive design and construction effort, coordinated by Lavallee Brensinger Architects. What stands out most to us at Team… Read More »

Palms Edge Apartments – Nashua NH

Team Engineering is excited and proud to see the completion of the multi-family apartment on Palms Street in Nashua, NH! This three-story, 6-family residential apartment was a fun architectural and structural design to add to our design portfolio. The building’s design considered accessible units on the lower floors, concrete foundations, engineered wood floor joists, and… Read More »

Residential Braced Wall Design

A few members of Team Engineering recently had the opportunity to attend a specialized training on braced wall requirements for residential buildings. This conference was held by the New Hampshire Home Builder’s association and allowed us, along with many local contractors, to expand our understanding of braced walls. Braced wall requirements are relatively newer to… Read More »

Building Renovations On A Shoreline

It’s my dream to have a peaceful spot near water to rest my feet.  The New Hampshire landscape offers opportunities not found elsewhere in the world for this dream.  Our waters are clean enough to swim.  There is wildlife, …., and blueberries. New Hampshire State shoreline permit requirements and municipal ordinances were created to preserve… Read More »