Category: Condominiums

At Team Engineering, We are Listening to You

The most critical ingredient in good customer service is understanding two things: where the client is, where they want to be. In order to understand both of the above things, we have to hear it from you.  Here at Team Engineering we are focused on understanding your issue, in your own words.  Furthermore, we want… Read More »

Designing with Daylight in Mind

Daylight is a good designer’s best friend. Many people often do not realize the importance of good lighting in buildings, but the benefits are extensive. Artificial lighting requires energy, maintenance and can result in unpleasant or flickering lights. Humans instinctually prefer natural light and some research shows spaces with lots of natural light and views… Read More »

Egress Window Dimensions

The International Residential Code (IRC) requires an emergency escape and rescue opening in basements, habitable attics, and every sleeping room. The opening must open directly to a public way, or to a yard or court that opens to a public way. The purpose of the escape opening is not only to allow for people to… Read More »

IBC vs IRC

“The Code”  Everyone has heard that phrase, right? If you are reading this blog, you are probably interested enough in buildings to know there is a published collection of base codes that govern the construction of all buildings constructed in the United States and other countries around the world. It sets the standards of what… Read More »

Everett Street Apartments, Nashua, NH

We helped Sequel Development & Management on another multi-unit apartment design. This 6-unit apartment is located on Everett Street in Nashua, NH and construction was completed in November 2019. The residential building has an accessible-ready unit and is looking for tenants to fill their three-bedroom apartments. The building is located right off the Nashua Heritage… Read More »

Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) – HVAC Solution

As discussed in a previous blog, there are HVAC-related measures to potentially reduce the spread of pathogens, such as the coronavirus, that can be taken to supplement social distancing, surface disinfection, hand washing and other good hygiene practices.  One significant HVAC measure is increasing make-up air.  Another is Ultraviolet (UV) Germicidal Irradiation.  The Fresh-AIRE UV… Read More »

Improving Indoor Air Quality in the Era of COVID-19

Is your HVAC system optimized to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other biological contaminants?  SARS infected people over long distances suggests the possibility of aerosol transmission.  COVID-19 may also be transmitted through the air, but is known to be disseminated more significantly by the following mechanisms: Direct person to person contact Objects infected persons… Read More »

Corridor Pressurization for Healthy Living

If you live or work in a medical facility, a nursing home, a stacked multi-family, a high rise or a garden-style condominium/apartment building with public/common hallways, lobbies and/or stairwells, you may need more than social isolation, hand washing and surface cleaning to stay healthy. Your building should have an HVAC system that “pressurizes” the common… Read More »