DUNN ASSOCIATES, INC
Consulting Structural Engineers

Designing Cities Since 1995

Enabling Great Design

Designing Cities Since 1995

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K-12 Design

At Dunn Associates, Inc., we believe that safe schools should be the number one priority for all of us. We understand that education budgets and schedules can be tight, so we work hard to respect those things. As such, we utilize alternative construction materials and work diligently to appreciate the intent for the spaces we design.

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Parking Structure Design

Parking Garages are designed by a specialty department within Dunn Associates. We know how to alternate cast-in-place, Post-Tension, and pre-cast design solutions. Utilizing our wide design experience and knowledge of multiple systems, functionality is maintained while costs are minimized for those buildings of necessity.

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Under Construction

At Dunn Associates, Inc., we have an in-house Construction Management Department. We support principal-driven projects to allow on-site decisions. We understand the importance of well-coordinated construction documents and encourage constant feedback from the contractor. Since responsiveness is one of our core values, we respond rapidly to RFIs and other time sensitive documents.

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Healthcare Design

Dunn Associates, Inc. has significant experience in both hospital and MOB design. We have an understanding of integrated design for coordination of other disciplines. Our skills include optimizing framing systems for efficient structural layout and we believe in strict vibration control for sensitive lab functions.

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Office Design

At Dunn Associates, Inc., we have designed millions of square feet of both low and high-rise office space. We make ourselves aware of developers’ needs and wants, and in doing so, we aim for the most efficient designs to satisfy architectural desires and compliment an owner’s anticipated Performa. We incorporate feedback from contractors for constructability and seek after efficient framing options that incorporate flexibility.

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Seismic Design & Adaptive Reuse

Living on a fault line, we have extensive experience with seismic design. We pride ourselves in our work with existing structural reviews, seismic peer reviews, new structural designs, and much more. We love seeing existing structures become more resilient; amazing adaptive re-use projects that breathe new life into a building, and historic staples may be preserved for the next generation to enjoy. Whether changing use and occupancy, preserving a historic structure, or improving the seismic performance of a building, we can help find creative solutions to the unique scenarios presented by existing structures.

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Higher Education Design

At Dunn Associates, Inc., we understand the needs of universities and colleges. We are experienced in meeting aggressive time schedules and working within stipulated budgets, all while providing future flexible design options according to the needs of the school. It’s important for us to pay attention to every detail, including vibration concerns. Because we are invested in the success of our team, client, and the students who will be using the building, we also provide on-site assistance during construction.

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Multi-Housing Design

Dunn Associates, Inc. has designed multi-housing complexes across multiple states. We have expertise in stick frame construction, but are skilled in identifying structurally efficient framing systems for each project we work on. Versatility is important to our clients, so we seek unique detailing for efficiencies in cost and time.

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Hospitality Design

Engineers at Dunn Associates, Inc. have significant experience with a vast number of hotel and motel Operators Standard Plans. We know how to design both high-rise and low-rise construction, and we have an understanding of efficient structural designs. Thanks to our home in Utah, we know how to design in mountain regions, but we are not limited to this terrain. We are agile when it comes to our hospitality design skills and we are experts in alternative building materials.

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Public Facilities Design

At Dunn Associates, Inc., we believe the design of public facilities represents one of the greatest opportunities for an engineer to touch the lives of fellow citizens. We understand occupancy and operational design considerations, including ATFP solutions and Progressive Collapse. As it is often requested by municipalities, we strive for sustainability and work with our in-house LEED accredited professionals.

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Recreation & Leisure Design

Recreation centers create unique engineering challenges due to the varied needs of each space, but Dunn engineers are always up for the challenge. We have worked on numerous case studies and previous designs. Our resume includes a wide range of experience, including: pool recreation facilities, gymnasiums and aerobic spaces, rock climbing and high vaulted spaces, bowling alleys and skating rinks, movie theaters and gaming centers, shooting ranges, amusement rides, auditoriums, basketball courts, and much more.

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Warehouse Design

Warehousing & distribution is one faction of design that Dunn is very passionate about. We have a separate division that is solely focused on finding efficient and cost-effective solutions. They are experts on providing panel embed elevations with dimensions, optimizing column bay spacing input, and maintaining an open dialog with construction team.

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Mountain Resort Design

With our home being in the Wasatch Front, mountain resorts are one of our passions. It is important to us that our design enhances a guest's experience. We are agile when it comes to our hospitality design skills and we are experts in alternative building materials. We know how to design both high-rise and low-rise construction, and we have an understanding of efficient structural designs. We have significant experience with a vast number of hotel and motel Operators Standard Plans.

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Enabling Great Design