Category: Home Repairs

Foundation Repairs

Your building has cracked foundation walls.  Is the foundation settling?  Are the cracks structurally significant?  What’s the problem, what’s the repair, and how much will it cost?  Who can do the work? Initially, Team Engineering performs an assessment of the structural significance of foundation problems and contributing factors.  If your home is constructed on a… Read More »

Building Materials During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Over the last two years, the cost of building materials has skyrocketed from their normal trend due to the affects of COVID-19. You may be wondering what is behind all this and how it may affect your next building project. What it all comes down to is the simple economic principle of supply and demand.… Read More »

Building with Cold Formed (Light Gauge) Steel

Cold-formed steel (CFS) refers to products shaped by roll-forming of metallic coated sheet at ambient temperature. Since Cold-formed steel and wood are the two most commonly used materials for light framing, it is relevant to compare their performance in the building industry. Given that cold-formed steel (melting point 2700o F) has a far better resistance… Read More »

Combining Living and Working Space

When I first saw the architectural plans for renovations to this property at 135 North State Street, Concord, NH, I did a double take.  It has an eclectic mix of offices, conference rooms, bathrooms and bedrooms.  I have come to better understand that this will provide incredible living and working opportunities for young professionals. We… Read More »

The Building Design Process

The building design industry often has many misconceptions when it comes to the design process. People are often expecting the unrealistic expectations of what they see on tv or sometimes are led in the wrong direction by “self-proclaimed” design professionals. This blog is meant to help you understand the design process and what to expect… Read More »

What’s the Difference Between Cement and Concrete?

Often, the terms of cement and concrete are mistakenly used interchangeably. In fact, cement is an ingredient of concrete and other building materials (such as mortar) and is rarely used on its own. To create concrete, several ingredients are mixed. This mix always includes crushed stone or gravel, sand, Portland cement, and water. Sometimes additives… 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 »