The whitepaper titled “The Independent: A Case Study on Delivering the Architect’s Vision with an Economical Concrete High-Rise” was presented during the 2019 SEI/ASCE Structures Congress in Orlando, Florida held April 24-27. ASCE members can login and download the document here.
Although pervious concrete has been around since the 1800’s, we wanted to learn more about this unique and sustainable alternative to traditional concrete. As our resident pervious concrete pro, we sat down with Damon Smith to discuss the basics.
The Building Industry Association of Washington named the Port of Kennewick’s Clover Island Lighthouse their Community Improvement Project of the Year for 2010. Then, in 2011, the Port received the Washington Aggregates and Concrete Association’s first-ever Concrete Community Award! As a member of the DCI Structural team in Spokane, Matthew Thomas played an important role in this unique and challenging project. We sat down with him and asked a few questions about the lighthouse. He was happy to explain what made this project so special!
Kris Swanson has been working a lot with the new Diversakore framing system, and we asked him to explain it a little more in depth. Thanks to him, we were able to gather some more information about the framing system and explain how DCI’s experience with it is valuable for certain projects.
What is the Diversakore system?
It's an alternate composite steel and concrete framing system utilizing conventional reinforced concrete encased in custom shaped steel plate shell, which acts both as steel reinforcing and a stay-in-place concrete form.
Building of the Year: Swedish/Issaquah Medical Center
The Seattle Daily Jounral of Commerce recently announced that the Swedish/Issaquah Medical Center was voted Building of the Year by online readers! The project received 2,700 votes out of a total of 7,153, and was up against some fierce competition!
At DCI, we love how much this facility has to offer. This 175-bed hospital project includes:
The AIA Committee on Architecture for Education recently announced the winners of their 2012 Design Awards, and DCI is happy to announce that one of our projects made the cut! This AIA awards program aims to identify emerging trends and ideas in the design of educational and cultural facilities, honor excellence in planning and design, and to share knowledge about best practices. At DCI we take the design and longevity of