Yearly Archives: 2015

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North Haven High School Hosts Physics ‘Learning Laboratory’ with DTC

Hamden-based engineering consulting firm DTC is currently renovating North Haven Middle School. Phase I of this project is actively underway on school grounds, which will result in the construction of an entirely new North Haven Middle School building.

The existing North Haven Middle School building is closed off from construction, and will continue being used as […]

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What Does MS4 Mean to You?

By: Michael Errickson, PE and DTC Civil Engineering Project Manager — If you work with buildings, especially if you have anything to do with their building process, you need to know the new requirements issued by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) in their upcoming reissuance of the General Permit for the Discharge of Stormwater […]

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Connecticut Green Building Council Award Ceremony

Team members of DTC were honored to attend the Connecticut Green Building Council Awards at the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport, CT last night to accept the Public/Institutional Award of Merit for our work on Middletown Area Transit Bus Maintenance and Storage. DTC provided engineering system design and environmental services for this 18,000 square foot bus […]

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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., Ex 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 […]

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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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