This Earth Day, DCI is proud to look back on the strides we’ve taken to continue supporting our commitment to sustainability and bolster our dedication to the SE 2050 Commitment over the past year.
These milestone efforts have included:
SEATTLE, Wash. – September 16, 2021 -- DCI Engineers, a civil and structural engineering firm, is pleased to announce that Associate Ethan Martin will step into the new role of Director of Sustainability and Mass Timber. Based in the firm’s Portland office, Ethan will oversee strategy efforts for both Sustainability and Mass Timber efforts across all 13 regional offices.
For many people in the AEC industry, Ethan Martin is known as “the wood guy.” As the former Northwest Regional Director at WoodWorks, Ethan lives and breathes mass timber. He joined DCI Engineers in 2020, leveraging experience, professional relationships and—most importantly—passion to further advance the firm’s presence in the mass timber market.
This post is the second of a two-part series focusing on the future of concrete practices and innovation in the architecture/engineering/construction (AEC) industries. The topics featured here are common discussions raised by DCI’s in-house concrete technical committee to further understand the latest technology and trends associated with structural concrete design.
“Our formal support of the SE2050 Commitment allows us to share our research and knowledge on embodied carbon as well as combine our efforts with like-minded groups to reduce the impact of the built environment pollution on our planet. While architects have been committed to the AIA 2030 Challenge focusing on operational energy for years, the focus now turns to the structural community.”
–Ethan Martin, DCI Associate & Sustainability Committee Member
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.
For more than 20 years, the A/E/C industries have responded to the market’s desire for environmentally conscious buildings by striving to build more sustainably – more energy-efficient heating systems, more recycled water and more sustainably produced construction materials. The primary tool to encourage this kind of building is a certification system – a set of benchmarks that buildings must meet in order to boast their green bonafides to potential buyers or renters.
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