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 […]
By: Robert Orton, PE, Senior Structural Engineer — Diversified Technology Consultants (DTC) was contracted by the Town of Westport to provide study, design, permitting, and construction inspection for the rehabilitation of the North Avenue Bridge. All construction was administered by the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CT DOT).
The rehabilitation project was part of the federal local bridge […]
By: Dominick Celtruda, PLA, Senior Project Manager, Landscape Architecture — It’s an undeniable fact that children today are more comfortable indoors with an electronic device in their hand than outside with a stick, rock or even a football.
However studies show that:
• Children are spending half as much time outdoors as they did 20 years ago. (Juster […]
By: Michael Errickson, PE, DTC Project Engineer — Many neighborhoods located in the city of Hartford, Connecticut are served by combined sewers conveying both sanitary sewage and storm drainage. Significant rainfall events inundate the sewer pipe network resulting in discharges of untreated sewage directly to the Connecticut River.
The owner of the combined sewer network, the […]
By: Joy Kloss, CHMM, DTC Project Engineer — You may have heard the term “radon” before, maybe on the news or at your local health department, but the truth is few actually know what it is, or the effects it can have on you and your child.
What is radon?
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that […]
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (February 27, 2014) – Held annually in February, Engineers Week is an event designed to increase understanding and interest in careers in science and engineering. In honor of this event, several DTC engineers visited the 6th graders of Bishop Woods Executive Academy in New Haven to teach them about engineering and compete […]
WESTPORT, Conn. (November 1, 2013) – After enduring several months of road closures and traffic detours, the commuters of Westport can celebrate the official opening of the North Avenue Bridge.
The completed North Avenue Bridge, which crosses the Aspetuck River, was widened by six feet to allow for two 12-foot wide travel lanes and a new […]
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Conard and Hall High Schools’ Varsity football teams are preparing for their first game under the Friday night lights thanks to some new field lights at both schools.
Monday night was the first time the new football field lights around the West Hartford school were energized.
Last year, the Town of West Hartford […]
ANDOVER, Mass. (October 30, 2013) – The new Manhan River Bridge in Easthampton opened Thursday to a buzz of excitement.
The new single-span bridge, which approaches the intersection of Northampton Street (Route 10) and West Street, was completely rebuilt after the original 92-foot long bridge was deemed structurally deficient.
The Andover office of Diversified Technology Consultants (DTC) […]