Category: Residential Engineering

Steel Flitch Beams

A flitch beam is a composite beam made of steel plate(s), sandwiched between multiple plies of wood members, and then bolted together to create a single beam. Flitch beams are very versatile and can often be tacked onto the sides of an existing beam. These beams are often used in historic renovations projects to structurally… Read More »

The Benefits of Continuous Insulation

It’s so much fun to provide Architectural Engineering services and watching the industry gradually adopt new materials and methods.  Continuous Insulation has been one of my favorites for the past few years, and it’s really taking off. From our perspective, the number one reason for this trend is the popularity of spray foam insulation and the… Read More »

Lowering a Basement Floor

Have you ever considered making living space in your unfinished basement?  It’s a possibility if the ceiling height is high enough.  The International Residential Code requires a minimum 7 ft. ceiling clearance except under beams, girders and the like, which can be not less than 6 ft. 4 in.  What if your ceiling is currently… Read More »

Learning About Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)

The idea of Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) dates back from after World War II when blocks of treated wood fibers mixed with cement were used in Switzerland. At about 14 years old, the Canadian Jean-Louis Béliveau was intrigued by the deterioration of the family house he helped his father to build four years prior. In… Read More »

Association Responsibilities for Building Maintenance

A benefit of living in a condominium community is that you don’t have to worry about property maintenance. Someone else mows the lawn, trims the shrubs, and paints the building. Ultimately, someone must be responsible for ensuring that these sorts of actions taken place for the multitude of property aspects such as the site, buildings,… Read More »

Palms Edge Apartments – Nashua NH

Team Engineering is excited and proud to see the completion of the multi-family apartment on Palms Street in Nashua, NH! This three-story, 6-family residential apartment was a fun architectural and structural design to add to our design portfolio. The building’s design considered accessible units on the lower floors, concrete foundations, engineered wood floor joists, and… Read More »

Residential Braced Wall Design

A few members of Team Engineering recently had the opportunity to attend a specialized training on braced wall requirements for residential buildings. This conference was held by the New Hampshire Home Builder’s association and allowed us, along with many local contractors, to expand our understanding of braced walls. Braced wall requirements are relatively newer to… Read More »

Engineer-In-Training (EIT) Certification

On the path to becoming a licensed Professional Engineer (PE), most people must first obtain their Engineer-in-Training (EIT) Certification. We are happy to report that Team Engineering has 2 new EITs in the office, Olivia Caron and Jeff Trovato! The EIT certification is a step along the way to an engineering licensure—it signifies that someone… Read More »