Category: Residential Engineering

At Team Engineering, We are Listening to You

The most critical ingredient in good customer service is understanding two things: where the client is, where they want to be. In order to understand both of the above things, we have to hear it from you.  Here at Team Engineering we are focused on understanding your issue, in your own words.  Furthermore, we want… Read More »

Structural Steel Shapes

Structural steel is one of the most commonly used construction materials in the building industry. There is a variety of hot-rolled steel shapes that can be designed to fit almost any construction project. The steel’s properties and design specifications are laid out by the American Institute of Steel Construction. Inside their nationally accepted Steel Construction… Read More »

The Result when Architects and Engineers Collaborate to Design a House

People often ask: why would I want an engineer and architect to design my house? The answer usually boils down to: The house is beyond the prescriptive provisions of the residential building code and the building official requires a design professional, or Let us show you what is possible! This new house on the eastern… Read More »

Designing with Daylight in Mind

Daylight is a good designer’s best friend. Many people often do not realize the importance of good lighting in buildings, but the benefits are extensive. Artificial lighting requires energy, maintenance and can result in unpleasant or flickering lights. Humans instinctually prefer natural light and some research shows spaces with lots of natural light and views… Read More »

Egress Window Dimensions

The International Residential Code (IRC) requires an emergency escape and rescue opening in basements, habitable attics, and every sleeping room. The opening must open directly to a public way, or to a yard or court that opens to a public way. The purpose of the escape opening is not only to allow for people to… Read More »