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Norm Dicks Government Center

Designing for Unique Municipal Features: Accommodating council chambers and a cantilevered staircase in a government building

DCI Engineers provided civil and structural design services for this 158,000-sf government building that features council chambers, administration space, and underground parking. End-use tenants include local, state, and federal agencies.

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Location:
Bremerton, Washington
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Square Feet:
158,000
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Stories:
6
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Service:
Structural, Civil
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Industries:
Government & Municipal
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Primary Material:
Concrete, Steel

Project Highlights

  • Basic structure is comprised of a steel framed building with composite beams sitting on a post-tensioned transfer slab.
  • Designed a plate girder to transfer out four levels of load above a two-story tall council chamber.
  • Included design that laterally supports the feature stair that cantilevers laterally out from the structure at an angle of 26’.
  • Civil services included design and permit documents for storm water drainage and runoff control, under-slab drains, external sewer, domestic and fire and water services, and right-of-way street improvements.

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