Ethan Martin

Steel-Timber Research Project Steering Committee

DCI Engineers, Director of Sustainability and Mass Timber | Portland, United States


Ethan Martin brings a wealth of engineering design experience to the firm, particularly with his advocacy in mass timber building construction. He has conducted feasibility reports and educational presentations for clients and project stakeholders; collaborated with state officials to set new precedents in prescriptive building codes; and contributed to performance based design of taller wood constructed buildings. His mass timber projects include Flatiron PDX, 120 Clay, and Fair Haired Dumbbell. Ethan contributed to the publication Tall With Timber, a collection of mass timber case studies.

Driven to inform his team and professionals in the AEC industries, Ethan quickly becomes an asset to any multi-discipline project team. Formerly a business owner himself, Ethan is a natural leader and skilled project manager. He also co-founded the International Mass Timber Conference with Forest Business…

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Steel-Timber Research Project Steering Committee (2022 – Present)


23 May 2022

Three Projects, Three Levels Of Steel-Timber Hybrid Complexity

Case studies include Bullitt Center, Seattle, using steel BRB diagonal frames; Skylight, Portland, using GLT post-and-beam construction with steel tensioners and secondary frame; and 1...


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