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Happy Retirement, Dick Hemmen!

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DCI Principal Dick Hemmen has officially announced his retirement from the firm! What that really means is that he will be part-time, wrapping up two small projects, and attending future social company events. DCI Engineers has become such a big a part of his life, walking away completely and disconnecting from the firm would be hard to do, he confessed.


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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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Through the Eyes of an Engineer: Office and retail tenant improvement projects

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When there is a TI work request, a tenant of a commercial space – often an office or retail space – requires structural expertise commonly in the form of anchoring for architectural features.


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Revisiting DCI's adaptive reuse projects: What gets results?

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Our Portland office has seen their fair share of historic adaptive reuse projects. This post focuses on two specific projects completed in the city’s Old Town/Chinatown District, and another in the Central Eastside neighborhood. Each building has its own revival story and collection of before-and-after photos.


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Building Shapes to Mitigate Wind Loads

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When designing a building, a structural engineer is concerned with two important factors: strength and stability. If an engineer misses either of the two things, a design might end up being a fiasco. Consider strength and stability as two sides of a same coin. When you use an umbrella during a windy situation, what happens to it? It losses its stability and turns inside out, but it does not break. This is a fine example of strength vs stability.


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You Ought to be in Pictures

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We asked our staff which movies they thought are most notable for featuring engineering concepts that either saved the movie's main character(s), was praised or successful in the film, or key to the movie's storyline. Some of the films involve mechanical and aeronautical engineering, some actually featured structural engineering. If you haven't seen these, be sure to check them out on Netflix or your favorite movie channel. Maybe there are movies you would add to the list.


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