When you think of modular construction, you might think of boring repetition and lack of originality. However, with stimulated interest over the last five years, modular construction is making a name for itself in the A/E/C world, allowing for unique and cost-effective structures to be built. As a resourceful and efficient off-site method to constructing code compliant buildings, we asked our Principal and resident modular guru, Troy Bean about this construction type.
Little do people know, civil and structural engineering is all around us in our everyday lives. On your commute to work, you are traveling down roads and over bridges until arriving at the building where you’ll spend the work day. All of these pieces of infrastructure are made possible by a civil engineer off somewhere in Cubicle Land spending long, hard hours cranking away in order to meet a project deadline.
DCI Engineers, a civil and structural consulting firm, celebrated its silver anniversary on April 8, 2013. DCI Engineers prides themselves on the knowledge and experience of their staff and rely on their expertise to produce unparalleled cost-efficient solutions for their clients.
Today marks an important milestone for DCI Engineers: our company has officially been around for a quarter of a century! And what a thrilling adventure it has been! We’ve weathered the storms, enjoyed the good times, and, through it all, stayed true to the values that make this company exceptional.
DCI’s Spokane structural team has been heavily involved in the renovation of Washington State University’s Martin Stadium. The overarching purpose of this renovation project was to provide an arena where fans, family, and alumni can watch Cougar football in a stadium that is up to par with other Pac-12 conference schools.
The $65 million structure adds some serious pop to the school’s campus. With three levels, 1,900 premium seats spread among 21 suites, 44 loge boxes, 1,300 club seats, and a new press box, this athletic facility has improved by leaps and bounds.
DCI may be headquartered in Seattle, Washington in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, but we have seven other offices in the United States that serve clients all over the country. And we’re still growing! Look for us in eastern Washington, sunny California, beautiful Oregon, and thriving Texas – we have offices in all four of those states.
The Building Industry Association of Washington named the Port of Kennewick’s Clover Island Lighthouse their Community Improvement Project of the Year for 2010. Then, in 2011, the Port received the Washington Aggregates and Concrete Association’s first-ever Concrete Community Award! As a member of the DCI Structural team in Spokane, Matthew Thomas played an important role in this unique and challenging project. We sat down with him and asked a few questions about the lighthouse. He was happy to explain what made this project so special!
The Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP) recently held its annual Night of the Stars gala in downtown Bellevue, Washington. With all of the wonderful projects up for awards, it was a great surprise for one of DCI’s projects in Spokane, Washington received an award for the 2012 Redevelopment/Renovation Development of the Year!