Category: Architectural Design

Building on Hope

Building on Hope is a community organization of volunteers who work with builders, architects and designers to provide physical improvements to facilities associated with non-profit service groups. This May 2020, during this year’s “build week”, hundreds of volunteers will converge on the Nashua Police Athletic League on Ash Street and completely overhaul the inside and… Read More »

Building Permits and Safety

“We don’t need a permit for this, we are only ______.”  We’ve all heard this sentence many times over the years.  It is sadly driven by the desire to save construction expense and increased property taxes associated with the improvement in value after completing upgrades to real estate.  However, skipping this important step in a… Read More »

Team Attends Atlantic Prefab Event in Wilton, NH

We attended Atlantic Prefab’s (https://atlanticprefab.com/) 2019 Commercial Prefab Summit, where we heard about the latest in pre-fabricated wall panel and roof truss technologies. Prefabricated wall panels are revolutionizing mid- to high-rise construction. By constructing exterior wall panels with the entire wall assembly (framing, insulation, waterproofing, and finish) in a climate-controlled environment, construction speed is accelerating,… Read More »

Welcome Kelly Alessi to our Team!

Team Engineering is proud to bring on our newest member, Kelly Alessi. Kelly is licensed as a Registered Architect in Massachusetts and is certificated as a LEED Accredited Professional. Her background includes over 10 years of designing and documenting commercial senior living buildings and construction projects using AutoCAD and Revit. Her skill set and expertise… Read More »

Pros & Cons: Wood as a Building Material

Wood, or lumber, is considered as one of the oldest and most convenient materials used to construct any type of building or structure. Whether it’s 2×4’s or 2×12’s, the material literally grows on trees and is widely available. Because wood is also lightweight and can easily be cut, contractors typically consider lumber as their go-to… Read More »

Pressure Treated Wood is Not All the Same

  Wood has been an invaluable building material for thousands of years, but in certain situations, it is prone to infestation, decay, and rot; limiting its usefulness for many applications. To improve the wood’s properties, chemicals compounds can be infused into the wood grain under intense pressure under a process called “pressure treatment.” These chemical… Read More »