Design Limits: Strength vs Serviceability

The job of a structural engineer is to design and analyze members to meet current loading requirements. The everyday person typically interprets this as “design the building so it won’t fall down, or collapse.” By all means, Team Engineering agrees, but there’s more. Something interesting that most people don’t understand, or account for, are the
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Nothin’s Easy!

New Hampshire is such a cool place to live.  We are right up there with Virginia and Montana of states that like to put some personality into our license plates.  Call it vain?  I call it fun.  One of my personal all-time favorites was on a sweet Corvette, “NTHNSEZ”.  Of all the people, my conservative
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Welcome Rachel!

Rachel Blandford Civil Engineer Intern I am a civil engineering student at the University of New Hampshire. I am from Gilford, New Hampshire and for the past four months, I have spent my semester in Scotland studying abroad. I just finished my junior year of my undergraduate program and next May I will be graduating.
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Team player spotlight – Marie

Obstacle course racing (OCR) is a sport in which a competitor, traveling on foot, must overcome various physical challenges that are in the form of obstacles which are representative of military training (rope climbs, cargo nets, walls, swims, etc). Mud and trail runs are combined and the races are designed to result in mental and physical challenge.  Most are
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Moving a Basement Column

The lally column is in the way.  Can it be moved to over there…? We usually hear this type of questioning when a client wants to create open space in a basement.  We all understand that the lally column is structural.  How much load it is required to carry would surprise some people.  The loads
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A new addition to our Team

It gives me great pleasure to announce the addition of Dan Martel to our engineering team!  Please let Dan know how he can help you.  Check out his resume: Areas of Expertise Dan Martel is a Licensed Professional Structural Engineer working primarily in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, specializing in building structural design, rehabilitation, and construction.
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A Classic Team Success Story

Our good friends at CRJ (Community Resources for Justice - have accomplished what they set out to do a number of years ago – create the first Federal Inmate transition home in Rhode Island. [caption id="attachment_3779" align="alignleft" width="300"] This is the Houston House in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.[/caption] As is often the case with our
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Project Spotlight – Reserve Studies

21 Buildings, 42 Units (newer) – Western Massachusetts – This condominium complex was constructed in 2 phases dating to 2007/2008 and 2013/2014.  The topography is gently rolling hills.  Landscaping is limited. Common components inspected during the study included roadways, siding, roofing, and decks.  Siding and trim is vinyl.  Roofing is asphalt architectural shingles.  Decks are
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When To Call An Engineer?

There are projects that are straightforward, and can be worked out by a competent building contractor or carpenter.  But even a seemingly basic remodel, or installation may have technical challenges.  Having a good working relationship with a structural engineer is a valuable resource.  We receive regular requests from contractors to provide a structural evaluation and
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I highly recommend!

I worked with Brian Hansen. He is extremely professional and was very innovative in finding solutions to issues I was having. I highly recommend him! Working with the rest of his company was enjoyable as well.... Read More

They listen

Besides being qualified, skilled, and professional, Team Engineering is focused.  They listen. John turner and Dan Martel must have dozens of appointments and work lined up every day. But when they meet with you, they are focused on doing the best job possible for whatever problem you hand them.  And... Read More
Deborah Dearborn

Saved us from a possible money pit!

Brian Hansen came out to look at a house I almost bought.  His knowledge and written account of what he saw showed my wife and I that maybe this was not the house for us.  After Brian inspected the foundation on short notice, he sent us a report within a... Read More
Daniel Ellsworth

Nancy Nichols and her colleagues were outstanding from the start.

After researching three other engineering firms, our neighborhood association hired Team Engineering to prepare a capital survey for us. We made the right decision. Nancy Nichols and her colleagues were outstanding from the start. They kept in contact with us on a regular basis throughout the process. Nancy spent an entire... Read More
Connie May

Nancy Nichols and her colleagues did an OUTSTANDING job.

I've had recurrent problems with ice dams and ceiling leaks since 2008. Because previous repairs were unsuccessful in preventing recurrences I asked Team Engineering to analyze the problem and recommend solutions. Nancy Nichols and her colleagues did an OUTSTANDING job. They thoroughly analyzed the problem and suggested solutions. They then helped... Read More

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