Consulting Structural Engineers

The Growth Mindset & Fixed Mindset

Thoughts for the constant evolving and demanding AEC Industry. Recently, I read a book called “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success,” by Carol S. Dweck. Carol is a renowned American psychologist focused on the psychology of mindset for social development. She has taught at prestigious universities such as Columbia, Harvard, University of Illinois and Stanford. […]

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Sustainable Buildings and Structural Resiliency: Let’s Work Together

Imagine going to work every day and having the option to bike or take fast public transportation to get there. You get to choose to get some exercise or read a book instead of sitting in traffic. You arrive at work, and you see that the garden courtyard outside of the building has a few […]

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June 19, 2020

Let’s Talk Seismic Resiliency

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us again what happens when the community is not ready for natural disasters we already expect. Though COVID-19 has overshadowed many things, Utahns will have a hard time forgetting the recent earthquakes. Seismic resilience of communities is a topic discussed often. It includes building seismically resilient structures, seismic evaluations, retrofits […]

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June 2, 2020

Work & Life Balance at Dunn Associates, Inc.

This title is a misnomer.  Work is part of life.  How work fits into life affects well-being.  At Dunn Associates, I have a healthy well-being. Certain aspects of my job, the people that I work with, and the job perks help my work fit into my life so that I am comfortable and enriched. Aspects […]

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April 28, 2020

What do you want?

Perhaps a better stated question would be: What experience do you want?  What experience are you willing to pay more for? What are your expectations with respect to this experience?

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January 7, 2019

Building Blocks

The imagination of children playing in a sandbox is magical. Your sandbox may have been a carefully selected plot of dirt in your backyard. As children, we created, built, stacked and leaned material in a carefully selected arrangement. Kids play alone or with friends to make their projects unique and different each time. In many […]

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September 26, 2018

Believe in Evolution?

Structural Engineers have been around since we started stacking stones. Slowly, those who were more successful at stacking began to separate themselves from other novices and soon became increasingly more and more in demand. Each successive structure built became a model to defy the test of time. The effects of gravity were somewhat understood because […]

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June 24, 2018