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Penciling out Mass Timber

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If you’re in the AEC industry, you are well aware the current price of wood is high. Like petroleum or a perfectly ripe avocado, its value is high and its availability low; and right now, it’s all about timing (and for most of these, a proper supply chain).


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1 De Haro the Topic of Upcoming Webinar & Short Film

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DCI Engineers is in Week #3 of its Mass Timber Webinar Series, and this round features the project team of 1 De Haro, San Francisco’s first cross-laminated timber (CLT) structure. On Thursday, October 8, at 9am, representatives from DCI, Perkins & Will, SKS and Hathaway Dinwiddie will discuss the challenges and wins of constructing this milestone project for the City.


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CA Building Code Update

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DCI’s Vice President Jeff Brink speaks to BISNOW about California’s updated building code which goes into effect January 1, 2020 and contains new seismic requirements influencing upcoming projects. Developers and project teams kicking off new projects in the state will be pushed to find viable options to lower construction costs with alternative building materials, such as cross laminated timber (CLT).


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Tall Mass Timber Gets the Go-Ahead: IBC Code Change Highlights

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This January, the International Code Council (ICC) approved a set of proposals that will allow tall wood buildings as part of the 2021 International Building Code (IBC). These changes will include three new construction types, Type IV-A, IV-B and IV-C, expanding the use of mass timber – most notably, these provisions will allow timber structures up to 18 stories and 270 feet.

 


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Providing the best service to our clients requires being conversant in the newest technologies and engineering approaches in every construction material possible. DCI Engineers’ diverse client base and geographic presence means we need a myriad of structural solutions to address a wide variety of types of projects.


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