DUNN ASSOCIATES, INC
Consulting Structural Engineers

Designing Cities Since 1995

Enabling Great Design

Designing Cities Since 1995

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K-12 Design

Understanding the architect's intent and desire for space.
Working within tight construction schedules and budgets.
Utilizing alternate construction materials.

“Safe schools for every child should be the number one priority for all of us. ” -- David R. Smith, SE
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Parking Structure Design

Six different types of parking structure inventory.
Alternate cast-in-place design solutions.
Alternate Post-Tension design solutions.
Alternate pre-cast design solutions.
Specialty department within Dunn Associates.

“Utilizing our wide design experience and knowledge of multiple systems, functionality is maintained while costs are minimized for those buildings of necessity – the Parking Structure. ” -- Darren Dickson, PE
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Construction

In-house Construction Management Department.
Principal driven projects allow on-site decisions.
Constant feedback encouraged from contractor.
Well-coordinated construction documents.
Rapid response to RFI and other time sensitive documents.

“Nowhere can challenges or ideas be better addressed than observing in the field. Here resides the application of our design. ” -- Ron Dunn, SE
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Healthcare Design

Significant experience in both hospital and MOB design.
Strict vibration control for sensitive lab functions.
Optimize framing systems for efficient structural layouts.
Understanding of integrated design for coordination of other disciplines.

“The first patient of a healthcare facility is the building itself. We must investigate different antidotes, learn from the past and create the best overall experience. ” -- Ronald Dunn, SE
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Office Design

Expertise in understanding developer needs and wants.
Efficient framing options that incorporate flexibility.
Incorporate feedback from contractors for constructability.
Millions of previously designed square feet.
High-rise & Low-rise.
Aggressive designs to satisfy architectural desires.
Efficient designs to compliment owners Performa.

“There is probably nothing about my job that I enjoy more than solving the seemingly impossible. ” -- Dave Dunn, SE
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Seismic Design and Review

Extensive experience in the Western Region.
Existing structural reviews & seismic peer reviews.
New structural designs.
Experience in Probable Maximum Loss Reports.
Base Isolation and other high end seismic design.
ATFP and Progressive Collapse Design and Review.
Value Engineering.

“An investment in our thoughts and ideas is the best money spent and saved on a project. ” -- Ronald Dunn, SE
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Higher Education Design

Providing future flexible design options.
Attention to vibration concerns.
Work within stipulated budgets.
Assist in meeting aggressive time schedules.
On-site assistance during construction.

“Through our association with these projects we have been fortunate to team with architectural experts from all over the country. This has allowed us to be a part of fantastic structures. ” -- Ron Dunn, SE
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Multi-housing Design

Experience in multiple states.
Identifying structural efficient framing systems.
Expertise in stick frame construction.
Unique detailing for efficiencies in cost and time.

“The bar must be raised on the structural design and construction of Multi-Housing structures. Just because a structure is framed in wood should not attract lessor professionals or weaker jurisdiction reviews. ” -- Ron Dunn, SE
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Hospitality Design

Expertise in alternate building materials.
Significant experience with most hotel & motel Operators Standard Plans.
Experience in mountain regions.
Experience in high-rise and low-rise construction.
Understanding of efficient structural designs.

“Efficient structural design should enhance a guest’s experience, not detract from it. ” -- Tait Ketcham, SE
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Public Facilities Design

Understanding of occupancy and operational design considerations.
ATFP solutions.
Progressive Collapse.
Understand sustainability concerns with in-house LEED accredited professionals.

“The design of public facilities represents one of the greatest opportunities for an engineer to touch the lives of fellow citizens. ” -- Philip Miller, SE, LEED AP
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Recreation & Leisure Design

Numerous case studies and previous designs.
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

“Recreation centers create unique engineering challenges due to the varied environments ranging from natatoriums to basketball courts. ” -- Tait Ketcham, SE
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Warehouse Design

Millions of previously designed square feet.
Separate division within Dunn Associates.
Active participation in National Organization TCA.
Reducing construction costs.
Reducing construction time.
Providing panel embed elevations with dimensions.
Open dialog with construction team.
Optimized column bay spacing input.

“We have a big roof and a big slab. If you have a problem with either; you have a big problem. ” -- Ron Dunn, SE
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Resort

Expertise in alternate building materials.
Significant experience with most hotel & motel Operators Standard Plans.
Experience in mountain regions.
Experience in high-rise and low-rise construction.
Understanding of efficient structural designs.

“Efficient structural design should enhance a guest’s experience, not detract from it. ” -- Tait Ketcham, SE

Enabling Great Design