Category: Residential Engineering

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 »

Building Renovations On A Shoreline

It’s my dream to have a peaceful spot near water to rest my feet.  The New Hampshire landscape offers opportunities not found elsewhere in the world for this dream.  Our waters are clean enough to swim.  There is wildlife, …., and blueberries. New Hampshire State shoreline permit requirements and municipal ordinances were created to preserve… Read More »

Wood Post Blocking Between Floor Framing

Creating a continuous load path is a fundamental principle of structural engineering. In steel construction, steel columns are often spliced in the field to be continuous for the entire height of the building. In platform wood-framed construction, we must consider not only the posts for transferring discrete vertical loads, but also how the posts’ loads… Read More »

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 »