Category: Home Repairs

Residential Barn Renovation

We recently had a client who wished to convert their 1800’s unfinished barn into an in-law apartment in Derry, NH. The exterior aesthetics had its own antique characteristics that the client wanted to maintain, while the interior was in very poor structural condition. Team Engineering helped design an architectural design to meet the clients wants… Read More »

Engineered Wood I-Joists as Tension Members

Engineering wood I-joists (TJI, BCI, AJS, etc…) are a popular choice for floor framing members in wood-frame construction, and we like them for the same reason others do: they are very efficient structural members, meaning they carry a lot of loads compared to their own weight. And since they are made from engineered wood products,… Read More »

The Magic of Magic Plan

             Team Engineering has recently stumbled across an amazing app called Magic Plan that can scan a building’s existing conditions in a super-efficient timeframe. It works on our phones and tablets by scanning the room with the device’s camera. By pinpointing the corners of the room, the app automatically generates… Read More »

New Hampshire Residential Energy Code: R-Values

When architecturally designing a residential building, the New Hampshire Energy Code is a factor that must be considered throughout the design process. New Hampshire has the adopted the IRC 2015 Energy Code and these, as well as locally amended, requirements must be met in all new construction projects. Often these include prescriptive R-values. An R-value… Read More »

Return on Investment in Engineering

Of all our 2021 projects, one of our favorites was the waterfront cottage where, when the rest of the world was panicking about skyrocketing lumber prices and “supply chain trouble”, we pivoted with our client to harvest timber off the land for use in the construction of the porch.  Roof posts cantilevered through the deck… Read More »

Sunroom vs Screened Porch vs 3-Season Porch

Team Engineering frequently works on lake front homes with clients who want to make the most of their beautiful views and create a pleasant spot to relax or gather friends and family. Team helps propose plans that best fit the desires of our clients by designing Sunrooms, Screened Porches and 3-Season Rooms. The first step… Read More »