Category: Condominiums

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 »

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 »

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 »

Reserve Specialist

Team Engineering services often include reserve studies, transition warranty studies or other property inspection services necessary to develop effective capital or long-term planning strategies.  These services are enhanced by our experienced staff comprised of professional engineers, reserve specialists and licensed home inspectors. What is a Reserve Study? Simply stated, a reserve study can be defined… Read More »

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 »