DUNN ASSOCIATES, INC
Consulting Structural Engineers

Enabling Great Design

Dunn Associates

We are a consulting structural engineering firm based in Salt Lake City, Utah with licenses to provide structural design services in over 40 states. Our firm is committed to the goal of technical excellence and minimizing construction cost to our clients. We attain this goal by acting in close liaison with the client, facilitating effective coordination and constantly evaluating cost design concepts. Designs are revised as dictated by the costs of materials and other economic and project factors. Our designs also incorporate the latest technology to reduce overall construction costs while meeting the needs of the client.

Our People

Aaron Comrie, PE Associate View Details

Aaron Comrie, PE

Associate

Education

B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Utah, 2013

Notable Work

Hale Centre Theatre
BYU Engineering Building
Marriott AC Hotel
One Empire Pass

Did you know

Aaron is passionate about spending time with his family and doing things with them. His hobbies include; fly fishing, tying flies, snowboarding, woodworking, fixing cars, camping, rock climbing, hiking, biking, and playing basketball.

Whenever I can, I try to involve my family in all these things so we can spend time together and give my kids the opportunity to see what they would like to do as a hobby.

 

Alexander Horn, MS Engineer View Details

Alexander Horn, MS

Engineer

Education

B.S., Civil Engineering, John Hopkins University, 2013
M.S., Civil Engineering, John Hopkins University, 2014

Did you know

Alex enjoys spending time outside and traveling to new places. At home or on the road you are most likely to find him hiking, mountain biking, or skiing. Alex likes finding creative solutions to new challenges, whether that be designing a building or finding a line down a mountain.

Alexsys Flocken, PE Project Engineer View Details

Alexsys Flocken, PE

Project Engineer

 

Education

B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering (with Structural emphasis), University of Utah, 2014

Notable Work

Thanksgiving Station (TSTAT) 2 Office Building
Taylorsville Performing Arts Peer Review
SLCIA North Concourse & Terminal Redevelopment Construction Administration

Did you know

Alexsys enjoys being outdoors; especially skiing and rollerskating. She is always willing to try something new and loves making spreadsheets! She loves to learn and solve problems with a team. On the weekends you will find her taking care of her many animals, out on a hike with her family, or skating with her dog.

Anurag Upadhyay, MS Engineer View Details

Anurag Upadhyay, MS

Engineer

Education

B.S., Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati, India, 2010
M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering with emphasis on Structural Engineering, University of Utah, 2016
Ph.D. Candidate, Performance based seismic assessment of post-tensioned bridges, University of Utah

Did you know

Anurag loves to cook and make music with his wife. His day starts with making Indian chai tea for all the family members.

I am happiest when I am making music with my wife and spending time with my family.

 

Austin Burton, MS Engineer View Details

Austin Burton, MS

Engineer

Education

B.S., Civil Engineering, Brigham Young University, 2018
M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019

Did you know

Outside of work, I love spending time with my wife and daughter. We especially love spending time together in the outdoors, particularly hiking and camping. My wife an I also love to travel and have a goal to visit all of the national parks in the US together. I also love running, fly fishing, and playing the piano and guitar.

 

Brett D. Roberts Associate, BIM Manager View Details

Brett D. Roberts

Associate, BIM Manager

Education

Associates Degree, CAD Drafting and Design, ITT Technical Institute

Did you know

Brett has been with Dunn Associates, Inc since the year of its founding in 1995. He has been integral in training CAD and engineering staff on the latest in Building Information Modeling advances.

C. Kelly Herrick, PE Project Engineer View Details

C. Kelly Herrick, PE

Project Engineer

Education

B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, North Carolina State University, 2011
M.S., Structural Engineering with special research in plastic localized buckling of structural walls, North Carolina State University, 2013

Did you know

Kelly enjoys spending most of his time with his wife who is also a structural engineer. When they aren’t having lengthy discussions about structural engineering problems brought home from work, they enjoy cooking, baking, and playing board games together (or against one another). Kelly also enjoys competitive fencing and folding origami.

Chad Bailey In-house Barber View Details

Chad Bailey

In-house Barber

 

Did you know

We built Chad a mini barber shop in our office and once a month, he comes in to give our people the best cuts & shaves. He keeps us looking sharp!

Chad Poulsen Drafter View Details

Chad Poulsen

Drafter

Education

Penn Foster Career College, Drafting with AutoCAD, Career Certificate
Salt Lake Community College, Civil/Environmental Engineering APE (Currently Enrolled)

Notable Work

Centerpointe Care Campus
Malouf Corporate HQ
Pikus 3D printer Warehouse
Founders Hall Apartments #2

Did you know

With former experience in piping and a passion for design, specifically architecture, Chad was excited to join a team that could help him grow and progress in learning the field of structures. Outside of work he enjoys getting outdoors for some fishing, camping, mountain biking, recreational kayaking, and disc golf.

If you can’t find me outdoors I hope I can be found sharpening my skills in drafting and design. I enjoy designing new objects and buildings. It is a fun way to solve problems and help myself and others. Outside of that, I will probably be spending time with my wife and dog.

 

Darren G. Dickson, SE Senior Associate View Details

Darren G. Dickson, SE

Senior Associate

Education

B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Utah, 2011
M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering with emphasis on structural design, University of Utah, 2014

Notable Work

Logan High School
Overstock Parking Structure
Security National Corporate Office Parking Structure
Hale Centre Theatre
AC Marriott Hotel

Did you know

Darren is passionate about learning.

I love to solve problems.  Thus I strive to be a life-long student and therefore am passionate about learning and the continuation of honing my skills.   I look for opportunities to take on new challenges and step out of that infamous comfort zone whether that be at work or home.  I also look for opportunities to share and teach what I learn with others in an effort to enable their growth, which inevitably facilitates and refines my own understanding.  I enjoy immersing myself with others who hold high standards for themselves in an effort to learn and push each other to new heights.  Outside of my profession I enjoy spending time my wife, coaching my boys in sports and life, my only daughter, weight lifting and the outdoors – which includes hunting, fishing, and any sport-related events.

 

David R. Dunn, SE, LEED AP Principal, CEO View Details

David R. Dunn, SE, LEED AP

Principal, CEO

Education

B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Utah, 2005

Notable Work

Lassonde Studios
Overstock Corporate Offices
Office Parks:  Thanksgiving Park (six buildings), Thanksgiving Station (five buildings)
Salt Lake International Terminal and Concourse Redevelopment
Utah Museum of Natural History

Did you know

Dave is passionate about his craft and derives great satisfaction creating reality out of his clients’ building dreams.  He is also a bit of a hobby “junky” and loves indulging in the recreational outlets at our disposal in Utah.  Some of his favorite include:  mountain and road biking, fly-fishing, water-skiing and wake-boarding, snowmobiling, golf, and skiing.

The greatest source of personal fulfillment in my life comes from being my beautiful wife’s husband and a father to my two children.  Everything else I do, including my profession, is simply a means to support that greater end.  That said, I love what I do!

David R. Smith, SE Associate View Details

David R. Smith, SE

Associate

Education

B.S., Civil Engineering, Brigham Young University, 1982

Notable Work

American Fork Specialty Clinic
Cascades at Riverwalk
Holiday Inn, St. George
Hyatt Place, Boise
Wells Fargo Tower Atrium Infill

Did you know

Dave and his family have visited all 48 contiguous states and look forward to visiting Hawaii and Alaska in the future.  While traveling, they have ridden elephants, explored underground caves, swam in several oceans, experienced Broadway, and learned much about history and culture.  They have gone para sailing, visited Jamestown, seen Kitty Hawk, climbed the Statue of Liberty, and been chased by a hurricane.

Eric Dunn, ASHE HCC, LEED AP Business Development, Construction Management View Details

Eric Dunn, ASHE HCC, LEED AP

Business Development, Construction Management

Education

B.S., Construction Management, Brigham Young University, 2008
Business Management Minor, 2008

Notable Work

Eric has an outstanding track record of completing difficult projects on schedule and on tight budgets.  As Construction Manager, he has been involved in many DAI’s large-scale projects since 2013.

Did you know

Eric is passionate about connecting people and ideas. In 2018 Eric started competing in triathlons and Ironman races. After a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride, and 26.2-mile run (a full marathon), Eric’s finish time was 12:24 in his very first Ironman. Since 2018, has competed in 11 races, including the 2019 National Championships in Cleveland, Ohio which he qualified for by winning “The Las Vegas Triathlon” in his age group. When he’s not training for a race, Eric enjoys golfing and spending time with his family.

Gil Nichols, MS, PE Project Engineer View Details

Gil Nichols, MS, PE

Project Engineer

Education

B.S., Civil Engineering, Utah State University, 2015
M.S., Structural Engineering, Utah State University, 2017

Notable Work

Autoliv Warehouse
UPS Distribution Facility

Did you know

Gil is an avid runner, and especially loves trail running.  Another passion of his is art and visiting art galleries. Gil spends most of his time with his wife and son who are his motivation to do his best work every day.

I like structural engineering, I enjoy breathing life into the creative ideas that our clients give us.

Gregory S. Dunn, SE Principal View Details

Gregory S. Dunn, SE

Principal

Education

B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Utah, 2011
M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering with empasis on structural design, University of Utah, 2013

Notable Work

Ancestry.com Office Building
Cabelas Distribution Center
Doterra Bottling Facility
Weller Recreation Center

Did you know

Greg is passionate about whatever gets him outdoors!

The mountains are my real home and anything that takes me there is A-Okay in my book.  Whether it be hiking, fly fishing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, camping, mountain biking… doesn’t matter.  I love all of it.  It is even better when my family comes along!  I am lucky to have a wife and son that love it as much as I do.  I spend my weekdays thinking about buildings, then I spend my weekends getting as far from them as I can!  It is a balance that keeps me sane.

Jafar Lahham, MS Engineer View Details

Jafar Lahham, MS

Engineer

Education

B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Utah, 2015
M.S., Structural Engineering, University of Utah, 2017

Notable Work

UVU Student Housing
Alpla Tenant Improvement
DoTerra Distribution Warehouse
Innovation Pointe Parking Garage

Did you know…

Whether it is on a scale of building or just simply personal physique, I love having a hand in things being built. There is a special satisfaction watching what was once a thought or an idea get turned into something special. That is what drives me; the need to build and perfectly shape the environment around me.

Jake D. Dunn Engineer View Details

Jake D. Dunn

Engineer

Education

B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Utah, 2017

Notable Work

Post Cereal
BDO – Readerlink
BDO – Home Depot
Meridian Commerce Center Building II

Did you know

Jake loves doing anything outside; whether that be sports, hiking, fly fishing, or spending time in Utah’s great outdoors. One of his favorite activities is to hike around the mountains with his wife exploring new areas or going down a familiar trail. He is grateful for any time he is able to spend with his family, and always is willing to do anything for them. He is passionate about learning and finding new ways to better himself, not only in his career, but also as a husband, brother and person.

 

Jessica Fullmer Marketing Coordinator View Details

Jessica Fullmer

Marketing Coordinator

 

Jessica joined the Dunn Associates, Inc. team in the summer of 2019 as Marketing Coordinator. She brings a fresh view and is excited to oversee development of branding and marketing strategies.

 

Highlights

Registration Coordinator, SMPS Utah, 2018-2019

 

Did you know

Travelling and going on adventures brings me much joy. Most of all, I love expressing my creativity any way I can, whether it be in marketing, drawing, painting, writing, or even sewing a wedding dress (which I actually do very often)!

Joshua D. Ogle, SE Associate View Details

Joshua D. Ogle, SE

Associate

Education

B.S., Civil Engineering, Brigham Young University, 2013
M.S., Structural Engineering, University of California, Davis, 2014

Registrations

Licensed Professional Engineer, California

Notable Work

Young Living Essential Oils Global Headquarters

Did you know

I truly enjoy what I do for work, designing buildings and looking at things in a different way in order to come up with a solution. Other than work, there are many things that I love about life, but the top 3 would have to be family, burritos and BYU sports. I have a big passion for BYU sports and enjoy watching the games. I’ve always been a big supporter of those around me, so it wouldn’t surprise people (too much) to find out that I was a BYU cheerleader. It’s a little known fact about me that has been one of the best things that I’ve done. Not only did I learn the art of team work in a high stakes environment, but without it I would have never met my beautiful fiancé.

Judy Jackson Office Manager View Details

Judy Jackson

Office Manager

Did you know

When she’s not at the office, you’ll find her playing with her four incredible grandchildren!

My passion is being a grandma!

Lori Dunn Accounts Payable View Details

Lori Dunn

Accounts Payable

Education

B.A., Communications, University of Utah
B.A., English, University of Utah

Did you know

For Lori, it’s all about family!

Ron and I are blessed to be the parents of five sons and 5 grandchildren with another on the way! I always knew I would love being a Grandparent, but I was unprepared for the delight of watching my sons as parents.  What a blast! There is nothing better than uninterrupted time with the family, and for us, the best way to achieve that is traveling with them all, which we were lucky enough to accomplish in January when all 15 of us somehow made it to Cancun…and BACK!  We also love our trips to Lake Powell. No phones, no internet – just family.

One of my best memories as a parent was as a non-traditional college student.  I had the amazing opportunity to enjoy my own Hallmark moment when I “walked” as a college graduate with my oldest son, Dave. Though we studied on opposite sides of the campus (sciences versus humanities…the “how do you feel about science” side of the campus) we bumped into each other occasionally and wore our caps and gowns together.

Max Loeb, PE Project Engineer View Details

Max Loeb, PE

Project Engineer

Education

B.A. Architecture University of Colorado
B.S. Civil Engineering Colorado State
M.E. Structural Engineering Colorado State

Did you know

I started my work life as an intern architect, and quickly realized that the engineers were having all the fun. Despite leaving architecture for structural engineering I really enjoy all aspects of the built environment and even spend much of my free time discussing structural engineering and design as the co-host of a podcast. To me, engineering is the perfect combination of analytics, creativity, and public good. In work I can strive to design beautiful and practical structures, and have the joy of seeing them in use every day. Outside of engineering you can find me running and skiing through the Wasatch.

 

Mitchell Bennett Engineering Intern View Details

Mitchell Bennett

Engineering Intern

Education

B.S., Weber State University, Currently Attending

Notable Work

Young Living Global Headquarters
The Ridge
Freedom Office Building

Did you know

I really enjoy snowboarding, wakeboarding, wake surfing, and video games in my spare time.

 

Phil Miller, SE Principal View Details

Phil Miller, SE

Principal

Education

B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Utah, 2005
M.S., Structural Engineering with special research in buckling restrained braces, University of Utah, 2006

Notable Work

Adobe Corporate Office
Overstock.com Corporate Office Building
111 South Main Office Tower
The Pointe Office Building

Did you know

Phil enjoys computers and music; especially teaching others about them. If you have a desire to learn about home theater pc’s and a few hours, he’s your guy. He enjoys singing and playing the piano with his daughter who is in the early years of piano lessons. Phil also enjoys traveling to experience new food and culture, especially cheeses.

Ronald H. Dunn, SE Chairman, Principal View Details

Ronald H. Dunn, SE

Chairman, Principal

Education

B.S., Civil/Structural Engineering, University of Utah, 1982
Certified Value Engineer, University of California, Berkeley, 1984

Notable Work

As the founder and mentor for our large engineering staff, Ron has had the unique privilege to be intimately involved with numerous high profile projects that are managed by others.  Ron’s unique experience and skills are utilized in the creative portion of design which takes place in the early stages.  Designs are not real until they get built.  Ron takes great pride in enabling fantastic projects to become a reality.

Did you know

Ron was instrumental in the design of the very first base isolated building in the United States.
He designed a steel building without base plates on the columns.
He has been a columnist in business newspaper.
He is the Chairman of the Board of Tribalry; a private community based social media platform.

 

Santiago Tovar Engineer View Details

Santiago Tovar

Engineer

Education

B.S., Civil Engineering, Structures Emphasis, Brigham Young University-Idaho, 2015
M.S., Civil Engineering, Structures Emphasis, Brigham Young University, 2016

Notable Work

Sentierre Resort Suites
McEntire Cabin

Did you know

Santiago is deeply passionate about structural engineering. From the early age of 16 he wanted to become a structural engineer, so every day at work is like living the dream. He is passionate about solving problems. He loves to use creativity, ingenuity, and out of the box thinking to come up with solutions to a problem. He loves to optimize processes by discovering better ways to accomplish tasks.

The thrill of discovery of a better way to approach a project, or the resolution of a problem drives my desire to keep learning, improving, and honing my skills as an engineer.

Sharad Dangol, PE Project Engineer View Details

Sharad Dangol, PE

Project Engineer

 

Education

M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering (with Structural emphasis), University of Utah, 2013
Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering (with Structural emphasis), University of Utah, 2017

Notable Work

Young Living Essential Oils Corporate Headquarters Skylight
Young Living Essential Oils Corporate Headquarters Conservatory
TSTAT 5 Tenant Improvement

Did you know

Sharad is passionate about music, traveling and food.

I love travelling to new places trying new food. And whenever I get a chance, I love playing my guitar and singing.

Tait A. Ketcham, SE Principal, President View Details

Tait A. Ketcham, SE

Principal, President

Education

B.S., Civil Engineering with emphasis in structural analysis & design, University of Utah, 1996

Notable Work

St. George Fifth District Courthouse
Uintah Recreation Center
U of U SJ Quinney School of Law
U of U David Eccles School of Business
dōTERRA Worldwide Corporate Campus

Did you know

One of Tait’s greatest passions is spending time outdoors and there is no better place in the world for outdoor activity than Utah.

“I can think of no more revitalizing scene than traveling by horseback 10 miles into the High Uintah Mountains, standing in a river with a fishing pole or sitting in the forest on a cool fall morning waiting for a deer or elk to walk past during the bow hunt completely away from all worldly cares. What we do as a profession is hard. With deadlines, unrealistic expectations and last minute changes, I find solace in knowing that there is relief less than 30 minutes away.”

 

Tyler Weinbrecht, PE Project Engineer View Details

Tyler Weinbrecht, PE

Project Engineer

Education

B.S. Civil Engineering Washington State University
M.S. Civil Engineering Stanford University

Did you know

When I’m not outside skiing, boating, biking, or hiking, I enjoy woodworking. Think cutting boards, not furniture. I also love to travel, internationally and domestically.

 

Tyler Wright, SE Chief Engineer View Details

Tyler Wright, SE

Chief Engineer

Education

B.S., Civil Engineering with an emphasis on structural design, University of Utah, 1993

Notable Work

Old Mill Office Building IV
Falcon Hill Development at Hill Air Force Base
Logan Regional Hospital Addition
Salt Lake Airport Redevelopment

Did you know

Tyler’s biggest passion is his children.

In this world, it is to easy to be too busy for your kids. Make time for your kids throughout your life because those opportunities to teach and experience things with them go by all to quickly.

Victor Torres, PE Project Engineer View Details

Victor Torres, PE

Project Engineer

Education

B.S., Civil Engineering, Structures Emphasis, Utah State University, 2014
M.S., Structural Engineering, Utah State University, 2015

Notable Work

South Jordan Station Parking Structure
University Plaza Parking Structure

Did you know…

Victor likes to enjoy the outdoors by either hiking or camping. In the winter time,  you can find him snowboarding and enjoying the mountaintop views while getting some adrenaline from going fast downhill.

Every once in a while I like to try something crazy, like skydiving.

David R. Dunn, SE, LEED AP Principal, CEO View Details

David R. Dunn, SE, LEED AP

Principal, CEO

Education

B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Utah, 2005

Notable Work

Lassonde Studios
Overstock Corporate Offices
Office Parks:  Thanksgiving Park (six buildings), Thanksgiving Station (five buildings)
Salt Lake International Terminal and Concourse Redevelopment
Utah Museum of Natural History

Did you know

Dave is passionate about his craft and derives great satisfaction creating reality out of his clients’ building dreams.  He is also a bit of a hobby “junky” and loves indulging in the recreational outlets at our disposal in Utah.  Some of his favorite include:  mountain and road biking, fly-fishing, water-skiing and wake-boarding, snowmobiling, golf, and skiing.

The greatest source of personal fulfillment in my life comes from being my beautiful wife’s husband and a father to my two children.  Everything else I do, including my profession, is simply a means to support that greater end.  That said, I love what I do!

Jessica Fullmer Marketing Coordinator View Details

Jessica Fullmer

Marketing Coordinator

 

Jessica joined the Dunn Associates, Inc. team in the summer of 2019 as Marketing Coordinator. She brings a fresh view and is excited to oversee development of branding and marketing strategies.

 

Highlights

Registration Coordinator, SMPS Utah, 2018-2019

 

Did you know

Travelling and going on adventures brings me much joy. Most of all, I love expressing my creativity any way I can, whether it be in marketing, drawing, painting, writing, or even sewing a wedding dress (which I actually do very often)!

Judy Jackson Office Manager View Details

Judy Jackson

Office Manager

Did you know

When she’s not at the office, you’ll find her playing with her four incredible grandchildren!

My passion is being a grandma!

Lori Dunn Accounts Payable View Details

Lori Dunn

Accounts Payable

Education

B.A., Communications, University of Utah
B.A., English, University of Utah

Did you know

For Lori, it’s all about family!

Ron and I are blessed to be the parents of five sons and 5 grandchildren with another on the way! I always knew I would love being a Grandparent, but I was unprepared for the delight of watching my sons as parents.  What a blast! There is nothing better than uninterrupted time with the family, and for us, the best way to achieve that is traveling with them all, which we were lucky enough to accomplish in January when all 15 of us somehow made it to Cancun…and BACK!  We also love our trips to Lake Powell. No phones, no internet – just family.

One of my best memories as a parent was as a non-traditional college student.  I had the amazing opportunity to enjoy my own Hallmark moment when I “walked” as a college graduate with my oldest son, Dave. Though we studied on opposite sides of the campus (sciences versus humanities…the “how do you feel about science” side of the campus) we bumped into each other occasionally and wore our caps and gowns together.

Ronald H. Dunn, SE Chairman, Principal View Details

Ronald H. Dunn, SE

Chairman, Principal

Education

B.S., Civil/Structural Engineering, University of Utah, 1982
Certified Value Engineer, University of California, Berkeley, 1984

Notable Work

As the founder and mentor for our large engineering staff, Ron has had the unique privilege to be intimately involved with numerous high profile projects that are managed by others.  Ron’s unique experience and skills are utilized in the creative portion of design which takes place in the early stages.  Designs are not real until they get built.  Ron takes great pride in enabling fantastic projects to become a reality.

Did you know

Ron was instrumental in the design of the very first base isolated building in the United States.
He designed a steel building without base plates on the columns.
He has been a columnist in business newspaper.
He is the Chairman of the Board of Tribalry; a private community based social media platform.

 

Chad Poulsen Drafter View Details

Chad Poulsen

Drafter

Education

Penn Foster Career College, Drafting with AutoCAD, Career Certificate
Salt Lake Community College, Civil/Environmental Engineering APE (Currently Enrolled)

Notable Work

Centerpointe Care Campus
Malouf Corporate HQ
Pikus 3D printer Warehouse
Founders Hall Apartments #2

Did you know

With former experience in piping and a passion for design, specifically architecture, Chad was excited to join a team that could help him grow and progress in learning the field of structures. Outside of work he enjoys getting outdoors for some fishing, camping, mountain biking, recreational kayaking, and disc golf.

If you can’t find me outdoors I hope I can be found sharpening my skills in drafting and design. I enjoy designing new objects and buildings. It is a fun way to solve problems and help myself and others. Outside of that, I will probably be spending time with my wife and dog.

 

Brett D. Roberts Associate, BIM Manager View Details

Brett D. Roberts

Associate, BIM Manager

Education

Associates Degree, CAD Drafting and Design, ITT Technical Institute

Did you know

Brett has been with Dunn Associates, Inc since the year of its founding in 1995. He has been integral in training CAD and engineering staff on the latest in Building Information Modeling advances.

Mitchell Bennett Engineering Intern View Details

Mitchell Bennett

Engineering Intern

Education

B.S., Weber State University, Currently Attending

Notable Work

Young Living Global Headquarters
The Ridge
Freedom Office Building

Did you know

I really enjoy snowboarding, wakeboarding, wake surfing, and video games in my spare time.

 

Max Loeb, PE Project Engineer View Details

Max Loeb, PE

Project Engineer

Education

B.A. Architecture University of Colorado
B.S. Civil Engineering Colorado State
M.E. Structural Engineering Colorado State

Did you know

I started my work life as an intern architect, and quickly realized that the engineers were having all the fun. Despite leaving architecture for structural engineering I really enjoy all aspects of the built environment and even spend much of my free time discussing structural engineering and design as the co-host of a podcast. To me, engineering is the perfect combination of analytics, creativity, and public good. In work I can strive to design beautiful and practical structures, and have the joy of seeing them in use every day. Outside of engineering you can find me running and skiing through the Wasatch.

 

Anurag Upadhyay, MS Engineer View Details

Anurag Upadhyay, MS

Engineer

Education

B.S., Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati, India, 2010
M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering with emphasis on Structural Engineering, University of Utah, 2016
Ph.D. Candidate, Performance based seismic assessment of post-tensioned bridges, University of Utah

Did you know

Anurag loves to cook and make music with his wife. His day starts with making Indian chai tea for all the family members.

I am happiest when I am making music with my wife and spending time with my family.

 

Austin Burton, MS Engineer View Details

Austin Burton, MS

Engineer

Education

B.S., Civil Engineering, Brigham Young University, 2018
M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019

Did you know

Outside of work, I love spending time with my wife and daughter. We especially love spending time together in the outdoors, particularly hiking and camping. My wife an I also love to travel and have a goal to visit all of the national parks in the US together. I also love running, fly fishing, and playing the piano and guitar.

 

Alexander Horn, MS Engineer View Details

Alexander Horn, MS

Engineer

Education

B.S., Civil Engineering, John Hopkins University, 2013
M.S., Civil Engineering, John Hopkins University, 2014

Did you know

Alex enjoys spending time outside and traveling to new places. At home or on the road you are most likely to find him hiking, mountain biking, or skiing. Alex likes finding creative solutions to new challenges, whether that be designing a building or finding a line down a mountain.

Ronald H. Dunn, SE Chairman, Principal View Details

Ronald H. Dunn, SE

Chairman, Principal

Education

B.S., Civil/Structural Engineering, University of Utah, 1982
Certified Value Engineer, University of California, Berkeley, 1984

Notable Work

As the founder and mentor for our large engineering staff, Ron has had the unique privilege to be intimately involved with numerous high profile projects that are managed by others.  Ron’s unique experience and skills are utilized in the creative portion of design which takes place in the early stages.  Designs are not real until they get built.  Ron takes great pride in enabling fantastic projects to become a reality.

Did you know

Ron was instrumental in the design of the very first base isolated building in the United States.
He designed a steel building without base plates on the columns.
He has been a columnist in business newspaper.
He is the Chairman of the Board of Tribalry; a private community based social media platform.

 

Aaron Comrie, PE Associate View Details

Aaron Comrie, PE

Associate

Education

B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Utah, 2013

Notable Work

Hale Centre Theatre
BYU Engineering Building
Marriott AC Hotel
One Empire Pass

Did you know

Aaron is passionate about spending time with his family and doing things with them. His hobbies include; fly fishing, tying flies, snowboarding, woodworking, fixing cars, camping, rock climbing, hiking, biking, and playing basketball.

Whenever I can, I try to involve my family in all these things so we can spend time together and give my kids the opportunity to see what they would like to do as a hobby.

 

Alexsys Flocken, PE Project Engineer View Details

Alexsys Flocken, PE

Project Engineer

 

Education

B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering (with Structural emphasis), University of Utah, 2014

Notable Work

Thanksgiving Station (TSTAT) 2 Office Building
Taylorsville Performing Arts Peer Review
SLCIA North Concourse & Terminal Redevelopment Construction Administration

Did you know

Alexsys enjoys being outdoors; especially skiing and rollerskating. She is always willing to try something new and loves making spreadsheets! She loves to learn and solve problems with a team. On the weekends you will find her taking care of her many animals, out on a hike with her family, or skating with her dog.

Brett D. Roberts Associate, BIM Manager View Details

Brett D. Roberts

Associate, BIM Manager

Education

Associates Degree, CAD Drafting and Design, ITT Technical Institute

Did you know

Brett has been with Dunn Associates, Inc since the year of its founding in 1995. He has been integral in training CAD and engineering staff on the latest in Building Information Modeling advances.

C. Kelly Herrick, PE Project Engineer View Details

C. Kelly Herrick, PE

Project Engineer

Education

B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, North Carolina State University, 2011
M.S., Structural Engineering with special research in plastic localized buckling of structural walls, North Carolina State University, 2013

Did you know

Kelly enjoys spending most of his time with his wife who is also a structural engineer. When they aren’t having lengthy discussions about structural engineering problems brought home from work, they enjoy cooking, baking, and playing board games together (or against one another). Kelly also enjoys competitive fencing and folding origami.

Chad Bailey In-house Barber View Details

Chad Bailey

In-house Barber

 

Did you know

We built Chad a mini barber shop in our office and once a month, he comes in to give our people the best cuts & shaves. He keeps us looking sharp!

Chad Poulsen Drafter View Details

Chad Poulsen

Drafter

Education

Penn Foster Career College, Drafting with AutoCAD, Career Certificate
Salt Lake Community College, Civil/Environmental Engineering APE (Currently Enrolled)

Notable Work

Centerpointe Care Campus
Malouf Corporate HQ
Pikus 3D printer Warehouse
Founders Hall Apartments #2

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With former experience in piping and a passion for design, specifically architecture, Chad was excited to join a team that could help him grow and progress in learning the field of structures. Outside of work he enjoys getting outdoors for some fishing, camping, mountain biking, recreational kayaking, and disc golf.

If you can’t find me outdoors I hope I can be found sharpening my skills in drafting and design. I enjoy designing new objects and buildings. It is a fun way to solve problems and help myself and others. Outside of that, I will probably be spending time with my wife and dog.

 

Darren G. Dickson, SE Senior Associate View Details

Darren G. Dickson, SE

Senior Associate

Education

B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Utah, 2011
M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering with emphasis on structural design, University of Utah, 2014

Notable Work

Logan High School
Overstock Parking Structure
Security National Corporate Office Parking Structure
Hale Centre Theatre
AC Marriott Hotel

Did you know

Darren is passionate about learning.

I love to solve problems.  Thus I strive to be a life-long student and therefore am passionate about learning and the continuation of honing my skills.   I look for opportunities to take on new challenges and step out of that infamous comfort zone whether that be at work or home.  I also look for opportunities to share and teach what I learn with others in an effort to enable their growth, which inevitably facilitates and refines my own understanding.  I enjoy immersing myself with others who hold high standards for themselves in an effort to learn and push each other to new heights.  Outside of my profession I enjoy spending time my wife, coaching my boys in sports and life, my only daughter, weight lifting and the outdoors – which includes hunting, fishing, and any sport-related events.

 

David R. Dunn, SE, LEED AP Principal, CEO View Details

David R. Dunn, SE, LEED AP

Principal, CEO

Education

B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Utah, 2005

Notable Work

Lassonde Studios
Overstock Corporate Offices
Office Parks:  Thanksgiving Park (six buildings), Thanksgiving Station (five buildings)
Salt Lake International Terminal and Concourse Redevelopment
Utah Museum of Natural History

Did you know

Dave is passionate about his craft and derives great satisfaction creating reality out of his clients’ building dreams.  He is also a bit of a hobby “junky” and loves indulging in the recreational outlets at our disposal in Utah.  Some of his favorite include:  mountain and road biking, fly-fishing, water-skiing and wake-boarding, snowmobiling, golf, and skiing.

The greatest source of personal fulfillment in my life comes from being my beautiful wife’s husband and a father to my two children.  Everything else I do, including my profession, is simply a means to support that greater end.  That said, I love what I do!

David R. Smith, SE Associate View Details

David R. Smith, SE

Associate

Education

B.S., Civil Engineering, Brigham Young University, 1982

Notable Work

American Fork Specialty Clinic
Cascades at Riverwalk
Holiday Inn, St. George
Hyatt Place, Boise
Wells Fargo Tower Atrium Infill

Did you know

Dave and his family have visited all 48 contiguous states and look forward to visiting Hawaii and Alaska in the future.  While traveling, they have ridden elephants, explored underground caves, swam in several oceans, experienced Broadway, and learned much about history and culture.  They have gone para sailing, visited Jamestown, seen Kitty Hawk, climbed the Statue of Liberty, and been chased by a hurricane.

Eric Dunn, ASHE HCC, LEED AP Business Development, Construction Management View Details

Eric Dunn, ASHE HCC, LEED AP

Business Development, Construction Management

Education

B.S., Construction Management, Brigham Young University, 2008
Business Management Minor, 2008

Notable Work

Eric has an outstanding track record of completing difficult projects on schedule and on tight budgets.  As Construction Manager, he has been involved in many DAI’s large-scale projects since 2013.

Did you know

Eric is passionate about connecting people and ideas. In 2018 Eric started competing in triathlons and Ironman races. After a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride, and 26.2-mile run (a full marathon), Eric’s finish time was 12:24 in his very first Ironman. Since 2018, has competed in 11 races, including the 2019 National Championships in Cleveland, Ohio which he qualified for by winning “The Las Vegas Triathlon” in his age group. When he’s not training for a race, Eric enjoys golfing and spending time with his family.

Gil Nichols, MS, PE Project Engineer View Details

Gil Nichols, MS, PE

Project Engineer

Education

B.S., Civil Engineering, Utah State University, 2015
M.S., Structural Engineering, Utah State University, 2017

Notable Work

Autoliv Warehouse
UPS Distribution Facility

Did you know

Gil is an avid runner, and especially loves trail running.  Another passion of his is art and visiting art galleries. Gil spends most of his time with his wife and son who are his motivation to do his best work every day.

I like structural engineering, I enjoy breathing life into the creative ideas that our clients give us.

Gregory S. Dunn, SE Principal View Details

Gregory S. Dunn, SE

Principal

Education

B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Utah, 2011
M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering with empasis on structural design, University of Utah, 2013

Notable Work

Ancestry.com Office Building
Cabelas Distribution Center
Doterra Bottling Facility
Weller Recreation Center

Did you know

Greg is passionate about whatever gets him outdoors!

The mountains are my real home and anything that takes me there is A-Okay in my book.  Whether it be hiking, fly fishing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, camping, mountain biking… doesn’t matter.  I love all of it.  It is even better when my family comes along!  I am lucky to have a wife and son that love it as much as I do.  I spend my weekdays thinking about buildings, then I spend my weekends getting as far from them as I can!  It is a balance that keeps me sane.

Jafar Lahham, MS Engineer View Details

Jafar Lahham, MS

Engineer

Education

B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Utah, 2015
M.S., Structural Engineering, University of Utah, 2017

Notable Work

UVU Student Housing
Alpla Tenant Improvement
DoTerra Distribution Warehouse
Innovation Pointe Parking Garage

Did you know…

Whether it is on a scale of building or just simply personal physique, I love having a hand in things being built. There is a special satisfaction watching what was once a thought or an idea get turned into something special. That is what drives me; the need to build and perfectly shape the environment around me.

Jake D. Dunn Engineer View Details

Jake D. Dunn

Engineer

Education

B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Utah, 2017

Notable Work

Post Cereal
BDO – Readerlink
BDO – Home Depot
Meridian Commerce Center Building II

Did you know

Jake loves doing anything outside; whether that be sports, hiking, fly fishing, or spending time in Utah’s great outdoors. One of his favorite activities is to hike around the mountains with his wife exploring new areas or going down a familiar trail. He is grateful for any time he is able to spend with his family, and always is willing to do anything for them. He is passionate about learning and finding new ways to better himself, not only in his career, but also as a husband, brother and person.

 

Jessica Fullmer Marketing Coordinator View Details

Jessica Fullmer

Marketing Coordinator

 

Jessica joined the Dunn Associates, Inc. team in the summer of 2019 as Marketing Coordinator. She brings a fresh view and is excited to oversee development of branding and marketing strategies.

 

Highlights

Registration Coordinator, SMPS Utah, 2018-2019

 

Did you know

Travelling and going on adventures brings me much joy. Most of all, I love expressing my creativity any way I can, whether it be in marketing, drawing, painting, writing, or even sewing a wedding dress (which I actually do very often)!

Joshua D. Ogle, SE Associate View Details

Joshua D. Ogle, SE

Associate

Education

B.S., Civil Engineering, Brigham Young University, 2013
M.S., Structural Engineering, University of California, Davis, 2014

Registrations

Licensed Professional Engineer, California

Notable Work

Young Living Essential Oils Global Headquarters

Did you know

I truly enjoy what I do for work, designing buildings and looking at things in a different way in order to come up with a solution. Other than work, there are many things that I love about life, but the top 3 would have to be family, burritos and BYU sports. I have a big passion for BYU sports and enjoy watching the games. I’ve always been a big supporter of those around me, so it wouldn’t surprise people (too much) to find out that I was a BYU cheerleader. It’s a little known fact about me that has been one of the best things that I’ve done. Not only did I learn the art of team work in a high stakes environment, but without it I would have never met my beautiful fiancé.

Judy Jackson Office Manager View Details

Judy Jackson

Office Manager

Did you know

When she’s not at the office, you’ll find her playing with her four incredible grandchildren!

My passion is being a grandma!

Lori Dunn Accounts Payable View Details

Lori Dunn

Accounts Payable

Education

B.A., Communications, University of Utah
B.A., English, University of Utah

Did you know

For Lori, it’s all about family!

Ron and I are blessed to be the parents of five sons and 5 grandchildren with another on the way! I always knew I would love being a Grandparent, but I was unprepared for the delight of watching my sons as parents.  What a blast! There is nothing better than uninterrupted time with the family, and for us, the best way to achieve that is traveling with them all, which we were lucky enough to accomplish in January when all 15 of us somehow made it to Cancun…and BACK!  We also love our trips to Lake Powell. No phones, no internet – just family.

One of my best memories as a parent was as a non-traditional college student.  I had the amazing opportunity to enjoy my own Hallmark moment when I “walked” as a college graduate with my oldest son, Dave. Though we studied on opposite sides of the campus (sciences versus humanities…the “how do you feel about science” side of the campus) we bumped into each other occasionally and wore our caps and gowns together.

Phil Miller, SE Principal View Details

Phil Miller, SE

Principal

Education

B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Utah, 2005
M.S., Structural Engineering with special research in buckling restrained braces, University of Utah, 2006

Notable Work

Adobe Corporate Office
Overstock.com Corporate Office Building
111 South Main Office Tower
The Pointe Office Building

Did you know

Phil enjoys computers and music; especially teaching others about them. If you have a desire to learn about home theater pc’s and a few hours, he’s your guy. He enjoys singing and playing the piano with his daughter who is in the early years of piano lessons. Phil also enjoys traveling to experience new food and culture, especially cheeses.

Roman Stead, MS Engineer View Details

Roman Stead, MS

Engineer

Education

B.S., Civil Engineering, Utah State University, 2015
M.S., Structural Engineering, Utah State University, 2016

Notable Work

Summit Vista Development
Midtown Village
City View Apartments

Did you know

Roman loves to have fun! During the summer he goes hiking, boating, biking, swimming, or plays sports.

If I’m not outside doing something, I enjoy hanging out with friends playing games or watching movies. I love the challenge and fulfillment that comes from being an engineer.

Santiago Tovar Engineer View Details

Santiago Tovar

Engineer

Education

B.S., Civil Engineering, Structures Emphasis, Brigham Young University-Idaho, 2015
M.S., Civil Engineering, Structures Emphasis, Brigham Young University, 2016

Notable Work

Sentierre Resort Suites
McEntire Cabin

Did you know

Santiago is deeply passionate about structural engineering. From the early age of 16 he wanted to become a structural engineer, so every day at work is like living the dream. He is passionate about solving problems. He loves to use creativity, ingenuity, and out of the box thinking to come up with solutions to a problem. He loves to optimize processes by discovering better ways to accomplish tasks.

The thrill of discovery of a better way to approach a project, or the resolution of a problem drives my desire to keep learning, improving, and honing my skills as an engineer.

Sharad Dangol, PE Project Engineer View Details

Sharad Dangol, PE

Project Engineer

 

Education

M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering (with Structural emphasis), University of Utah, 2013
Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering (with Structural emphasis), University of Utah, 2017

Notable Work

Young Living Essential Oils Corporate Headquarters Skylight
Young Living Essential Oils Corporate Headquarters Conservatory
TSTAT 5 Tenant Improvement

Did you know

Sharad is passionate about music, traveling and food.

I love travelling to new places trying new food. And whenever I get a chance, I love playing my guitar and singing.

Tait A. Ketcham, SE Principal, President View Details

Tait A. Ketcham, SE

Principal, President

Education

B.S., Civil Engineering with emphasis in structural analysis & design, University of Utah, 1996

Notable Work

St. George Fifth District Courthouse
Uintah Recreation Center
U of U SJ Quinney School of Law
U of U David Eccles School of Business
dōTERRA Worldwide Corporate Campus

Did you know

One of Tait’s greatest passions is spending time outdoors and there is no better place in the world for outdoor activity than Utah.

“I can think of no more revitalizing scene than traveling by horseback 10 miles into the High Uintah Mountains, standing in a river with a fishing pole or sitting in the forest on a cool fall morning waiting for a deer or elk to walk past during the bow hunt completely away from all worldly cares. What we do as a profession is hard. With deadlines, unrealistic expectations and last minute changes, I find solace in knowing that there is relief less than 30 minutes away.”

 

Tyler Weinbrecht, PE Project Engineer View Details

Tyler Weinbrecht, PE

Project Engineer

Education

B.S. Civil Engineering Washington State University
M.S. Civil Engineering Stanford University

Did you know

When I’m not outside skiing, boating, biking, or hiking, I enjoy woodworking. Think cutting boards, not furniture. I also love to travel, internationally and domestically.

 

Tyler Wright, SE Chief Engineer View Details

Tyler Wright, SE

Chief Engineer

Education

B.S., Civil Engineering with an emphasis on structural design, University of Utah, 1993

Notable Work

Old Mill Office Building IV
Falcon Hill Development at Hill Air Force Base
Logan Regional Hospital Addition
Salt Lake Airport Redevelopment

Did you know

Tyler’s biggest passion is his children.

In this world, it is to easy to be too busy for your kids. Make time for your kids throughout your life because those opportunities to teach and experience things with them go by all to quickly.

Victor Torres, PE Project Engineer View Details

Victor Torres, PE

Project Engineer

Education

B.S., Civil Engineering, Structures Emphasis, Utah State University, 2014
M.S., Structural Engineering, Utah State University, 2015

Notable Work

South Jordan Station Parking Structure
University Plaza Parking Structure

Did you know…

Victor likes to enjoy the outdoors by either hiking or camping. In the winter time,  you can find him snowboarding and enjoying the mountaintop views while getting some adrenaline from going fast downhill.

Every once in a while I like to try something crazy, like skydiving.

Our Services

Our Story

Our Timeline

Beginning

We were different by design.

Dunn Associates was born out of desire. Having worked for a large AE firm in San Francisco and a smaller yet very profitable structural consulting firm in the Bay Area, our founder saw both ends of a unique professional spectrum. The process and attitude of professional collaboration was the key.  Dunn Associates was based on the culture of “How can I help?”.  Developing answers to our client’s questions compelled Dunn Associates to be creative. This was the key to our early success. We were different by design.  

Today

We continue to Enable Great Design.

We do this by putting the overall success of the project first.  This has expanded our client base from architects to include developers, contractors, insurance and real estate industry, banks and investors.  As we move into the second generation of leadership we are poised to grow, flex with work load, adapt to changing technology, and be somewhat selective of clients we choose to provide our services. We will take our lessons learned and  invest that knowledge to continue to Enable Great Design.

Tomorrow

Our designs will impact the future.

Though the future cannot be clearly imagined, our desire is to continue to enable our clients through great design and to be an influential voice of the many needed changes in our profession.

Our Culture

Passions

Creativity

Can you believe that we get paid well to come up with cool ideas? Our office environment fosters it, our culture expects it, our recruiters look for it and our clients appreciate it.

Confident

Our services are not for everybody. We charge more because we deliver more. We expect just as much from our clients as they do from us. We love this challenge and want to earn our keep with every project. Never will we take a job or client for granted.

Mobile

Have laptop will travel. Our greatest value is with our clients, whether it be in front of a video conference call or face to face. Nobody incorporates more technology and ways to stay connected with our own team and our clients.

Flexible

We are consultants and as such it is our duty to be responsive to changes in both time and substance. We chose this roll and understand our best path to success is through our clients success.

Personable

We don’t hire nerds! Talk to us about current affairs, sports and politics. We have opinions and will engage in fun and stimulating conversations. Meetings can be long and boring, we don’t care to contribute to the boring part.

Vision

We are built on a very solid foundation. For twenty years we have been patient and deliberate in our growth and client base. We know clearly what our strengths are and how to scale each of them. We are now poised to grow and become the force in the profession that we have envisioned for so many years. We will now spread into surrounding markets both nationally and internationally. We clearly see ourselves as a prominent figure in the industry with highly skilled professionals in each satellite office. This vision drives our desire. This will happen.

Ideas

Relationships

We have always believed that our clients pay the bills but our relationships make us rich! We strive to associate ourselves with those whom we trust. Trust is the product of a successful relationship. Our constant goal is to be worthy of our clients’ trust. Then magic happens!

Success

We believe that architects and engineers should be equally vested. Technology should enhance our abilities and be beneficial to all our clients. Sometimes it is needlessly overwhelming and unprofitable. We want to create a profitable business not a professional practice.

Working Environment

We have always embraced the idea that one $10/hour employee is worth far more than two $5/hour employees. We don’t make money off our employees but rather because of them. We don’t believe in a job by job compensation program. This stifles creativity and inspires selfishness. We want to be creative without the temptation of personal gain. We want the next generation at Dunn Associates to be better than the last.

Join Us

Careers with Dunn

Dunn Associates, Inc. is growing strategically and looking for the best people. As a leading structural engineering firm in the intermountain area for over 20 years Dunn Associates, continues to be involved with some of the best projects in the region. Exclusively focused on structures, we innovate, create and optimize unique structural solutions for our loyal public and private clients. Our seismic design criteria equal that of California, so a command of high-end seismic analysis and design is a must.

The successful candidate(s) will first and foremost be required to have high personal skills while interacting with our clients. We are professional consultants and our attitudes and manors are of high importance. Interaction with other design professionals within our office is expected.

Our reason for growing is not project specific but rather a sound business decision.

Benefits

Compensation is very competitive and varies with experience. Dunn pays full medical for the employee and their dependents, covers full dental for the employee, life insurance policies, engages in 401k matching, contributes $2,000 annually to HSA (Health Savings Account), and gives generous PTO (including holiday and vacation days). Other perks to be discussed as the dialog progresses.

Open Positions

Structural Engineer

Overview:

Dunn Associates, Inc. is growing strategically and looking for the best people.  As a leading structural engineering firm in the intermountain area for over 20 years Dunn Associates, continues to be involved with some of the best projects in the region.  Exclusively focused on structures, we innovate, create and optimize unique structural solutions for our loyal public and private clients.  Our seismic design criteria equal that of California, so a command of high-end seismic analysis and design is a must.

The successful candidate(s) will first and foremost be required to have high personal skills while interacting with our clients.   We are professional consultants and our attitudes and manors are of high importance.  Interaction with other design professionals within our office is expected.

Our reason for growing is not project specific but rather a sound business decision.

Location

Utah

Department

Engineering

Email resume to apply

careers@dunn-se.com

Drafter/Revit Operator

Overview:

Dunn Associates, Inc. (DAI) is a full-service structural engineering firm specializing in both public and private clients. We believe in an upbeat work environment while providing our clients with cutting-edge design solutions that consistently exceed expectations.

We are currently looking for a highly motivated designer/drafter with great communication skills. At least two years of experience with Revit is preferred, but all commercial structural design candidates will be considered.

Location

Utah

Department

Drafting

Email resume to apply

careers@dunn-se.com

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