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Simon Harris IV Joins Dunaway in North Texas

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Founded in 1956, Dunaway first established our North Texas presence in our Fort Worth office. Through our continued growth over our 64-year history, we have expanded to offices in Austin, Midland, and San Antonio while continuing to have an impact on the DFW area. As that growth continues, Dunaway is thrilled to announce the hiring of Simon Harris IV as the newest addition to our North Texas team. Over the past twenty years, Dunaway team…

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Mark Merryman joins Dunaway’s Central Texas Structural Team

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Dunaway is pleased to announce the hiring of Mark Merryman, PE, LEED AP as the newest addition to our Central Texas team. We believe that the addition of Mark is impactful not only to our company but to the Central Texas community as a whole. Mark, previously with Cardno (now IMEG)’s local office, will lead Dunaway’s Structural Engineering practice in Austin, bringing with him over 30 years of experience as a structural engineer with a…

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Shining a spotlight on Dunaway’s continued growth in Central Texas

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Dunaway has seen significant progress since opening our doors in 1956. Poised for growth in the Central Texas region, Dunaway opened our Austin office in 2015 and our newest office in San Antonio shortly after in 2017, after acquiring MLA in 2016. Over the past two decades, Dunaway staff has developed professional relationships with contractors and has overseen the construction of various projects for the City of San Antonio and other local agencies, such as…

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Trend Spotlight: The Rise of Citywide Park Master Plans during Covid-19

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Since March, cities across Texas have been challenged to provide services to their communities while carefully navigating the COVID-19 safety measures. With the unique and new social distancing emphasis, we have noticed a measurable spike in citizens demand for parks, trails, and natural areas. With a vast majority of people working from home and kids still unable to return to school, the new enjoyment for families from local park resources is unprecedented. While people are…

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Work From Home Tips

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At this point, most of us (and all of us here at Dunaway) have been working remotely. We’ve been trying to find what works best for each of us. Here’s some ideas on how to continue staying productive during this strange time. Get Moving First things first, start your day off right by getting your blood flowing a little. It doesn’t have to be a difficult workout, just something that helps to get your body…

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A Word from Our President: COVID19

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Dear Clients, Team Partners, and Friends: Our Core Values are a unifying force that shapes our culture, client interactions, and the way we treat each other. At Dunaway, we strive to employ these values daily and this past week has been no different. Our sense of urgency and responsiveness has aided us during this time of change. Prior to this event, we had several full-time employees working remotely. So, permitting our entire staff to follow…

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AESS: New and Improved Category System

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Associate and Senior Discipline Lead in our structural engineering group, Sarah Willis, PE, and Project Engineer, Makenzie Kuntz, PE, recently gave a presentation for Reliance Architecture on the new category system for AESS. AESS, or Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel, is any exposed fabricated structural steel members including, but not limited to anchor rods, base plates, beams, columns, bracing, canopy framing, etc. The intention is to explain the new category system, defined by AISC, so there…

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Trend Spotlight: Flagship Stores – Where Atmosphere Reigns Supreme

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The trends we’re highlighting throughout our Trend Spotlight series provide insight into how clients are getting creative when it comes to providing innovative solutions and memorable experiences for end-users.  With online business’ booming, retailers are finding new ways to drive traffic to their brick and mortar stores. Today, we’re highlighting Flagship Stores. What is a flagship store, you ask? According to, “a flagship store is the lead store in a retail chain. It acts…

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The revitalization of Fort Worth’s South Main Village

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South Main Street in Fort Worth has long been characterized by abandoned buildings, but the nearby village is being restored to its former glory, honoring its history while making new memories for residents of today. The south of downtown Fort Worth, mainly the South Main Village, has experienced a revitalization with new offices, bars, and residences coming to town. Involved in a variety of projects in the area, Dunaway proudly provided a range of professional…

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