Category: Residential Engineering

Signs of Overstressed Wood Framing

Most of New Hampshire and Massachusetts homes have been constructed using wood framing for floors, walls and roofs. The material is readily available and generally inexpensive when compared to other materials, such as steel or masonry. Just like any other material, wood has its own structural properties and limits to how much forces, or stress,… Read More »

Is this Design Over-engineered?

As engineers, we often are accused of “overengineering” a building’s structure; when, in reality, we are just following the design rules set forth in the local building code. In most cases, contractors are set on their construction methods based on how they were taught when they first entered the industry. How many times have you… Read More »

Approaching Sustainable Design

Sustainable design is commonly associated with high construction costs and expensive cutting-edge building technology. However, when sustainability is considered early in the design process, projects can achieve high performance at average construction costs. Before ever putting pen to paper, this list may help to inspire some design: DESIGN WITH THE SITE IN MIND: Climate Site… Read More »

The Effects of COVID-19 on the Construction Industry in NH and MA

Team Engineering is open and very busy, but not too busy to help you with that design project or solve that engineering issue. Everyone we know in the construction industry has a full schedule right now and many of them are relying on Team Engineering to create the structural and architectural plans for their projects. … Read More »