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Owner-Driven Project Changes

By: Michael Casey, NICET II, Construction Project Manager — Why can’t they just move it over there? Why can’t they just use a different product. It won’t take long. We just have to move it over a little. I don’t like it quite like that.

Change. It’s just a small change. And it appears so innocuous. Often, […]

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National Women’s Month – Appreciating Leela Atluru

As we celebrate the end of National Women’s Month here at DTC, we can’t forget the woman who is in large part responsible for the existence of our company. Since co-founding DTC in 1979, Senior Vice President Leela Atluru has been deeply involved in almost all aspects of the business ranging from the conduct of […]

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Design by Phases – Part 1

Published in Plumbing Systems and Design by James E. Stenqvist, CPD, LEED AP

View the article in its original PDF format: Design by Phases – Part 1

Most engineers use a six-phase project methodology. In chronological order, the six project phases are pre-design, schematic design, design development, construction documents, bidding and negotiations, and construction administration. It’s important […]

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Annual Northeast Seabee Golf Tournament

Several members of DTC’s staff were glad to trek up to South Hadley, MA to participate in the Annual Northeast Seabee Golf Tournament. Held by the Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association, the tournament was organized to raise future college funds for children of U.S. Navy Seabees. Not only did our DTC employees have a fantastic time […]

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A Crash Course in Rain Gardens

By: Glen Martin, LLA and DTC Landscape Architect — Rain gardens are a simple way to help improve the quality of stormwater runoff from a development. Rain gardens are shallow depressions designed to hold stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces of roofs and pavements and allow the stormwater to infiltrate into the soil. Rain gardens can be […]

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Solar Power in Full Bloom

By: Steve Gendreau, P.E., DTC MEP Manager, Vice President, and Principal — Growing up, I thought that by 2015 highways would be comprised of hover cars flying at different elevations, people would be directly connected to the internet through chips inserted into their brains, and buildings would evolve into flower-like hybrids to perform their own version […]

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North Haven Middle School Renovation Project

This morning several members of DTC’s staff were happy to take a break away from their desks to attend the North Haven Middle School Renovation Project groundbreaking ceremony. The school, originally built in 1960, will feature a new two-story academic wing and refurbished existing classrooms upon construction completion.

DTC is providing structural, civil, mechanical, electrical, plumbing […]

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Local Library Keeps Up with Millennial Trends

By: Shay Atluru, DTC President – Public libraries have historically served as the cornerstone of many communities throughout our great nation. They served as a place to read, learn, share, and commune.

Not just a home for books, they are a true public space for people from all walks of life to congregate almost in parallel play […]

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Authorize, Allocate, Allot

By: Robert Hammersley, PMP, DTC Program Manager, Government Relations — When it comes to large capital construction projects funded by the state of Connecticut, these three words and the processes associated with them are among the most important towards getting any project off the ground.

Often, critics of the funding and financing system decry a process which […]

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Swaying Your Thoughts On Structural Engineering

By: Brian Skelcher, DTC Structural Engineer — If you’re standing at the bottom of a skyscraper, looking up you might be in awe of its towering size and apparent immobility.  However, if you take a trip to the top floor and have a sensitivity to motion sickness, you might start to curse the building’s secret ability […]

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