Monthly Meetings:

Monthly meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month, except for November-December, which is held the first week of December. 

Maggiano's Little Italy
10910 Domain Dr # 100
Austin, TX 78759

11:45 AM  Social
12:00 PM Program & Lunch

 Fees **:   
 $   5* Students 
 $ 25* Current Members 
 $ 30* Non-Members 
 $ 15 Late Registration and/or payment at meeting: Students
 $ 30 Late Registration and/or payment at meeting: Members 
 $ 35 Late Registration and/or payment at meeting: Non-Members 

Note: In order to guarantee a meal, please pay for your registration through PayPal by the Friday before the meeting. No refunds after registration deadline.

To receive this fee, you have to finalize your registration and payment by the Friday before the meeting (registration deadline).
Otherwise, you will be charged the late registration fee

** Fees updated for 2017. Effective 1/1/2017.

 Maggiano's Little Italy

Upcoming events

    • 27 Sep 2018
    • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Maggiano's Little Italy - Domain
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    The Independent

    Presented By:  Shane Tanner, PE, and Kris Swanson, PE, SE - DCI Engineers


    The Independent represents a number of firsts for downtown Austin. The 63 story condo tower is the city’s tallest structure, and the tallest residential tower west of the Mississippi River. The project offers walkable access to several major employers, several grocery, retail, and entertainment options, and Austin’s hike and bike trail system. The amenity package ensures that the project accommodates a diversity of lifestyles, including downtown’s first indoor and outdoor children’s play areas, a 24-hour concierge, a resort pool and lounge, theater room, conference center, dog park with washing stations, fitness center, and lounge area. In addition to its height, The Independent has gained notoriety due to its unique building shape, including several cantilevered levels, giving it the name “Jenga Tower”. The presentation will provide a detailed overview of the various architectural and structural engineering innovations that occurred in this project.


    Shane Tanner, PE is an associate in the Austin office of DCI Engineers. He has been involved in the engineering world in Austin for more a decade, working on several well-known projects throughout the city and state. He has worked on a variety of structural systems with particular focus on light gage and concrete. Shane is extremely process driven and enjoys finding new ways to bring innovation to the industry. He serves as a mentor to emerging engineers both in the company and throughout the city of Austin.

    Kris Swanson, PE, SE is the principal in charge and an original founder of the Austin office of DCI Engineers. He has over twenty years of structural engineering experience on a wide variety of projects including specific expertise in high-density residential projects such as multifamily, hospitality, and student housing. Kris has particular expertise in hybrid structural systems and has worked around the country on a variety of innovative projects. He worked very closely with the design and construction team to incorporate many innovations used on The Independent. Kris stays ahead of building trends through his active participation in groups such as the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats, Real Estate Council of Austin, and AIA. Kris loves to give back to the local community including work at Habitat for Humanity and ACE Mentors.

Past events

23 Aug 2018 August Meeting
26 Jul 2018 July Meeting
28 Jun 2018 June Meeting
24 May 2018 May Meeting
02 May 2018 2018 Charity Trivia
04 Apr 2018 2018 SET (Structural Engineering Talks)
22 Mar 2018 March Meeting
22 Feb 2018 February Meeting
25 Jan 2018 January Meeting
07 Dec 2017 December Meeting
26 Oct 2017 October Meeting
28 Sep 2017 September Meeting
24 Aug 2017 August Meeting
20 Jul 2017 July Meeting
22 Jun 2017 June Meeting
25 May 2017 May Meeting
03 May 2017 Charity Trivia
30 Mar 2017 March Meeting
09 Mar 2017 SET (Structural Engineering Talks)
23 Feb 2017 February Meeting
26 Jan 2017 January Meeting
01 Dec 2016 December Meeting
20 Oct 2016 2016 State Conference
22 Sep 2016 September Meeting
25 Aug 2016 August Meeting
28 Jul 2016 July Meeting
01 Jun 2016 Salary Survey!
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