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Mass Timber Webinar Series Highlights

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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.

 


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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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IBC 2018/ASCE 7-16: DCI ENGINEERS PREPARES FOR BIG CHANGES

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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.”


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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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