Category: Condominiums

Rebuilding a Retainer Wall

Before In 2020, we were hired as engineer of record for a retaining wall that a contractor was building in Dover, NH.  The previous wall was collapsing because of age and the effects of frost/ thaw.  We were able to subcontract completion of the wetlands/ environmental permits and preliminary wall design.  Then, we ensured that… Read More »

Condo Development Reconstruction

Team Engineering provides many of our services to condominium associations all over New England. Condominium associations own common elements of buildings and properties, and that usually includes the building envelopes like roofs and exterior walls. This condominium complex in Concord, NH includes 60 townhouse-style units over 10 buildings. Built in the 1980’s, it was recently… Read More »

Handrail vs Guardrail

When describing a railing system, words often get thrown around that are very generic and often confused with one another. Two we often hear about are guardrails vs handrails. What are the two and what is the difference? The International Building Code (IBC) and the International Residential Code (IRC) have definitions for “guards” and “handrails”,… Read More »

Can I Convert My Basement into a Legal Bedroom?

Before you can consider that extra room in the basement as a legal bedroom, several requirements of the 2015 International Residential Code and NFPA 101 need to be met. Start by considering the following questions: Is my ceiling at least 7 feet tall? Does the room have adequate insulation in the walls? Is there sufficient… Read More »

Rooftop Patio Leak

This rooftop patio had been leaking for years.  It had a concrete deck surfaced with DEX-O-TEX, which was a textured “rubber” membrane type product.  The DEX-O-TEX and miscellaneous patches were removed and a new two-part liquid membrane coating system was applied by Viking Roofing of Hollis, NH (www.vikingroofingnh.com).  The installed product consisted of Sikalastic RoofPro… Read More »

Loads on a Building

Structural engineers design buildings to withstand loads of all types. The building’s frame must be designed to withstand a combination of all those loads with some being more present than others, such as snow or seismic, depending on the geographic region of the building. The most common loads we address within New Hampshire and Massachusetts… Read More »

Construction Administration in Quechee, VT

Team Engineering represents a condominium community on an exciting project while their contractor replaces all the siding, doors, windows, and exterior decks on their buildings. The service is called Construction Administration (CA) and in laymen’s terms we are working as an intermediary between the contractor and our client to make sure the project is performed… Read More »