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Engineering is Elementary

One of the first kids’ books I remember was Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel. The story is about an equipment operator and his steam shovel named Mary Anne who are driven away from the city to find work in a smaller town. When they reached Popperville, the pair promised the townspeople they could “dig a cellar in one day” for the new town hall.


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Back to School

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DCI Engineers Chalkboard

It’s that time of the year again – a slight chill in the air, autumn colors on the trees and more school busses on the roads. Thousands of students around the country are heading back to schools that bear the fingerprints of DCI Engineers and their innovative design approach.

DCI Education Collage

Here are a few examples of school facilities designed by DCI Engineers, including some that are currently in the works:


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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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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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Expert in the Spotlight: Dick Hemmen

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We sat down with our October DCI Expert in the Spotlight, Richard “Dick” Hemmen for a Q&A session about Seismic Renovations and Tenant Improvements. Hemmen, who has worked on many seismic renovations and TI’s, shares with us the importance of maintaining a buildings structural components for the occurrence of a seismic event.

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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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Message from the Prez

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Dear Friends, Colleagues, Clients, and Employees:

As our annual charity golf tournament is fast approaching and we are experiencing the beautiful summer weather in Seattle, it would seem an appropriate time to use a golf analogy to discuss the recent success at DCI. On the golf course I am always trying, (and rarely succeeding) to make birdies and achieve a great score. Unlike my golf game, as the President of DCI Engineers I am seeing success is all around me. 


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