Category: Residential Engineering

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 »

2015 IRC Fire Protection for Floors Constructed with I-Joists

New Hampshire officially adopted the 2015 International Residential and Building Codes (IRC, IBC) in September, 2019. The State Legislature amended the IRC by delaying enforcement of Section 302.13, Fire Protection of Floors, for 18 months. That delay has expired, and Section 302.13 is applicable as of March 15, 2021. IRC 2015 Section 302.13 requires that… Read More »

Laser Scanning Assists with Structural Investigation

Recently we’ve used laser-scanning technology for many applications, including the investigation of this church. The church called us to investigate their steeple, suspecting it was leaning. We tapped Process 3-D Scanning and Surveying, who set up their laser scan in about a dozen locations around the building. (The scan is so high resolution that it… 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 »