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Seattle Loves Its Ivar’s –The Renovation of Historic Pier 54

By Katherine Brawner, PE, Structural Engineering Group Project Engineer

Upgrading the seismic performance of a nearly 100-year-old, 67,000-square-foot, heavy timber building while preserving the historic character and putting a modern twist on the appearance was no easy feat.  643 more words

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Leaving Alaska

By Ken Andersen, PE, SE, Principal Engineer

Ken Andersen headed Reid Middleton’s Anchorage, Alaska, office for 15 years and is settling back in to our Everett, Washington, structural engineering group. 669 more words

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Mentoring – A Philosophy for an Enduring Company

By Bob Galteland, PE, LEED AP®, DBIA

National Mentoring Month

January is National Mentoring month. Nationally, this is a focus on developing mentors to assure positive outcomes for the young people of our society. 395 more words

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Happy Holidays from Reid Middleton!

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Why Is a Culvert Project an Award Winner?

By Julian Dodge, PE, Principal Engineer, Civil Projects Group

As I accepted the Design Excellence award during the Society of Military Engineers
(SAME) awards banquet, I could not help thinking, “How can a culvert replacement project win a design excellence award over a variety of higher profile building related projects?” The answer is fisheries issues and recent court decisions are impacting failing culvert replacement projects and making them increasingly more complicated and costly. 680 more words

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ATC-20: Post-Earthquake Safety Evaluation of Buildings – who, what, where, when, how?

By Erik Bishop, PE, Project Engineer, Structural Engineering

Drop, Cover, & Hold On!

Alright, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. First, there’s the earthquake. The ground starts shaking, books start falling off the shelves, your over-priced coffee starts sloshing out of the cup…in the words of Dennis Hopper in Speed, “What do you do?” 956 more words

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How Drafting Has Changed over the Years

By Walter Ciridon, Senior Drafter

The field of drafting has changed dramatically over the last 50 years. Technological advances make it almost inconceivable that only a few decades ago, drafters used to create technical drawings manually. 897 more words

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