Consulting Structural Engineers

Collaboration & Coordination

I have a lot of respect for contractors. They are out working every day, rain or shine, often working long hours to meet tight deadlines. Their work is not easy. It is physically draining and requires a wide range of expertise and constant coordination. There are regularly hundreds of workers on a jobsite at one […]

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“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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January 15, 2021

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

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

Let’s talk tilt.

Multi-story tilt-up buildings have a narrow, but growing, niche in Utah. Several aspects of a building determine whether they are good candidates for tilt-up. There are several unique factors to consider in a multi-story tilt-up building when compared with single-story tilt-up buildings.

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July 26, 2018