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The Future of Concrete: Refining the recipes for low carbon mix

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This post is the second of a two-part series focusing on the future of concrete practices and innovation in the architecture/engineering/construction (AEC) industries. The topics featured here are common discussions raised by DCI’s in-house concrete technical committee to further understand the latest technology and trends associated with structural concrete design.


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The Future of Concrete: Keeping the system light, thin, and uncongested

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This post is the first of a two-part series focusing on the future of concrete practices and innovation in the architecture/engineering/construction (AEC) industries. The topics featured here are common discussions raised by DCI’s in-house concrete technical committee to further their understanding of what is possible with concrete structural engineering.


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DCI ENGINEERS WINS WASHINGTON EXCELLENCE IN CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION AWARD FOR GEORGETOWN CROSSROADS

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SEATTLE, Wash.  – October 4, 2019 – DCI Engineers, Prologis, Sierra Construction, and NELSON were recognized for their tilt-up concrete work on the three-story industrial warehouse project, Georgetown Crossroads. Washington Aggregates and Concrete Association (WACA) honored the project team as the winner of the “Low Rise 1-3 Stories Tilt Up” category. DCI Principal Danielle Jacobs oversaw the primary structural design for this first multi-level commercial warehouse in a dense metropolitan area within the United States.


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Expert in the Spotlight: Damon Smith

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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.

What is pervious concrete?


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Project Close-up: Clover Island Lighthouse

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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!


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Expert in the Spotlight: Kris Swanson

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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.


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