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Tall Mass Timber Gets the Go-Ahead: IBC Code Change Highlights

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This January, the International Code Council (ICC) approved a set of proposals that will allow tall wood buildings as part of the 2021 International Building Code (IBC). These changes will include three new construction types, Type IV-A, IV-B and IV-C, expanding the use of mass timber – most notably, these provisions will allow timber structures up to 18 stories and 270 feet.

 


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Engineers Week 2019

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DCI celebrates “National Engineers Week” by recognizing the professional efforts of our engineers! We caught up with those who participate in industry-related events to deepen their involvement with the community. Learn how our engineers stand out by sharing their technical skills beyond the workplace.

 


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Get to Know the Office: DCI Spokane

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DCI’s Spokane office was recently voted “Best Engineering Firm” by Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living’s 2019 Best of Business to Business Awards. The office also ranked #3 for “Largest Engineering Firm” in the Spokane/Coeur d’Alene region by Spokane Journal of Business’ 2019 Book of Lists (ranked by number of licensed engineers). The team is proud to have earned these prestigious titles, which also remind them how much the office has experienced since its opening in 1998.


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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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Who are your female role models?

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This is the second of a two-part post spotlighting DCI’s female engineers and associates during Women’s History Month. We asked our staff about their science/technology/engineering/math (STEM) female role models. We are sharing their picks and additional background stories.

 


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Women’s History Month: Female STEM professionals take stage

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Since March is national Women’s History Month, we spoke to our talented female engineers and associates on what inspired them to pursue careers in the architectural/engineering/construction industries. Were they inspired by a teacher? Do they have professional experiences they want to share? This is the first of a two-part post highlighting their origin stories.

 

Gaelyn Krauser

Senior Project Manager

Seattle

(above photo: Gaelyn Krauser during a site visit)


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