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.
DCI Engineers recently hosted a four-part Mass Timber Webinar Series alongside several industry partners -- topics included an Intro to Mass Timber, Mass Timber for Developers, Breaking Down Type IV-HT Heavy Timber and the new Tall Mass Timber Code.
The sessions were led by DCI Associate Ethan Martin and moderated by DCI Senior Business Development Coordinator Katelyn Suprenant.
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.
Developers renovating a nine-story vintage office tower in West Hollywood are banking on a blockbuster hit with well-appointed luxury residences and townhomes.
(photo courtesy Jonathan Segal)
SEATTLE, Washington -- There are significant changes coming with the new International Building Code (IBC 2018/ASCE 7-16), specifically seismic design load requirements for buildings in high seismic regions.
“While typical building code cycles see maybe 5% to 20% change, the new changes—for some extreme cases—will increase up to 80%,” said Tom Xia, PhD, DCI Engineers Principal, Technical Director and member of the ASCE and Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). “That is not a minor change.”
We faithfully board airplanes with the full confidence they will operate and fly us to our destinations safely. We go about our day-to-day routines in built environments the same way. We assume structural safety is built into the places we enter - offices, homes, stores, entertainment venues, and public spaces. While the framing, connections, wall and floor systems are mostly concealed underneath the building’s finishes, those elements have been designed to provide us with that confidence in the safety of our spaces.
At DCI, we know that our designs would not be a reality without the force that is the men and women in construction. We are constantly pushing the envelope on design and these men and women make it come alive. They are the ones that make it happen.
We dedicate this month of giving to all of you. Thank you for all that you give. #DCIgive #warmth
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