DCI’s engineering teams have over 50 projects in the past two years utilizing mass timber. We participate in research, regional conferences, and exchange ideas with mass timber industry leaders, in order to pioneer the successful adoption of mass timber through several prominent North American projects. We draw upon our engineers’ collective knowledge of the industry and its various products and applications to serve as a resource for the design team, contractor, and owner as we move from conceptual-level studies, through the development of construction drawings, and into construction administration. We have experience employing mass timber in many different structural assemblies to optimize either cost, performance, or enhance aesthetic qualities—often with mass timber, we are able to exceed expectations on multiple fronts.
DCI Engineers has experience working on a range of project types from office, to retail, multi-family, K-12, and higher education. We are well-versed in the use of CLT, NLT, DLT, and MPP for floor and roof applications, lateral force resisting systems, hybrid and/or composite wood and concrete structures, and understand the importance of properly detailed connections and provide manufacturer shop drawings. Our experience includes using glulam, concrete, or steel frame with mass timber plate elements. By having projects across America and South Korea using all of the latest timber technologies, DCI is able to help provide the client with the most cost-conducive solution while the project still reaps the benefits in sustainability, biophilia, and aesthetics.
With the advancement of the new tall mass timber buildings to 18-stories, DCI Engineers currently has 11 tall mass timber buildings in design and in for permit in the U.S. and several tall mass timber buildings in design in South Korea.