Consulting Structural Engineers

“Will it Tilt?” That is the Question

Perhaps in your explorations of YouTube you have stumbled across a “Will it Taco?” or “Will it Blend?” video. In these videos, the makers ask one simple question: are we able to do this? Whether we are asking if a chicken pot pie will taco or whether an iPad will blend, we as people are […]

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‘Tis the Season for Gratitude

Normally, this time of year we are evaluating this past year’s growth to those projections and goals made before the year began. We would normally determine how those projections versus reality could/should influence our decisions for the upcoming year. We would normally discuss how our personal presence in client offices, or on construction sites contributed […]

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November 24, 2020

What is the Future of Structures?

Let’s change the conversation from “I’ve never done this” to “this might be better.” I spend a lot of time thinking about structures. I think about what they could look like, what they could act like, how they should perform day to day and in extreme events. In the last decade I have made a […]

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October 30, 2020

Fitting the Pieces Together for a Great Result

Imagine you are given a 1,000-piece puzzle and you do not have a picture to reference what you are supposed to be doing. Where do you begin? Once the panic calms a little do you feel you can reasonably complete the task in front of you? Is there anyway you could get a clue as […]

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September 25, 2020

Retrofit This

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, Dunn Associates is here to help you […]

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August 21, 2020

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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July 17, 2020

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