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#DCIGive Safety

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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.


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Giving Warmth in Action!

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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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Shoring Basics

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When a developer decides to excavate a site at or near the property lines, he or she might need a soil shoring solution in order to support the excavation and protect the adjacent properties. To determine the best solution, the developer usually huddles with key project members such as the general contractor, architect, structural engineer, geotechnical engineer, local jurisdictions, etc. The team will bring up all the shoring options based on the developer’s budget, the site’s adjacent property, and building situation.


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Expert in the Spotlight: Tom Whitehead

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Revit has quickly risen to prominence as a tool of collaboration in the A/E/C industry. DCI BIM Coordinator Tom Whitehead has been tasked with implementing DCI's long used and deeply customized AutoCAD program and standards into Revit. Recently he attended the ‘invite only’ Revit Gunslinger event in New Hampshire. As one of only forty Revit users invited to this event; it's safe to say that Tom Whitehead is a bona fide gunslinger of the Wild Wild Revit West. We sat down with Tom to get a look into his history with Revit and to have a peek into the future of BIM.


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Message from the Prez

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It has been a very busy year for DCI Engineers. With new projects, new hires, and even a new office, the expansion of our operations in the past year is a testament to the great work that our employees do and the wonderful industry that surrounds us.


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DCI Engineers 25th Annual Golf Tournament

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On behalf of DCI Engineers and Childhaven, we would like to thank all of our clients, sponsors, family, and friends who came out to support Childhaven at our 25th Annual Golf Tournament on August 29th, 2013. It was wonderful to see everyone out on the course, and despite the rain, we had a magnificent time and a great turnout.  


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Project Close-up: Grand Solmar

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On Baja California’s southernmost tip, a granite mountain crashes into the Pacific Ocean. This is the site for the majestic Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort and Spa, located in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. From the magnificent ocean side infinity pools to the breathtaking ocean views, this entire development feels like an oasis. Building such a luxurious facility presented some unique and stimulating challenges.   


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