Seeking RISA 3D Help for Open Source Sustainable City Center

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Duplicable City Center
Open Source Duplicable City Center

One Community is an all-volunteer nonprofit sustainability think tank. Our team is global and we do all our work virtually. We're seeking a Structural Engineer (P.E. or S.E.)* for these Open Source Geodesic City Center Designs:


You should have experience with wind loading analysis on low-rise residential/commercial buildings and designing the corresponding steel lateral force resistance system (LFRS). Your task with us will involve making assumptions in the analysis of the wind loading based on ASCE 7-10 and choosing a LFRS type that is both robust and economical for our structure.

  • 2+ years commercial design experience please*
  • AutoCAD experience and your own copy of the software
  • RISA 3D (or similar) and your own copy of the software
  • Must be available for 10+ volunteer hours a week
  • Must be self-motivated and comfortable working in a virtual environment (from home) using GoogleDocs and DropBox for collaboration
  • Experience with wood products (TJI, Glulam Beams) and AISC steel shape is helpful but not required.
  • Access to or acknowledge of ASCE 7-10 minimum design loads for buildings is also a plus.
  • Licensing in our state is not necessary, this is not for a final stamped review, that will come later and be done by someone else


The Duplicable City Center is an open source dining hall and recreation hub designed to service 200+ people and function as the center of eco-humanitarian villages to be built globally. This structure will the center of construction that will bring permanent solutions to places around the world that need them most. Because they are to be build around the world, we want these structures to be as safe as possible and include clear sharing of our design process and criteria so they can be easily and appropriately modified for other locations.


Extensive work and calculations have already been done but final loading in SAP 2000 needs to completed to select the beams and columns.

  1. This link shares the specifics of what is done already and what remains to be completed:
  2. Licensing in our state is not necessary, this is not for a final stamped review, that will come later and be done by someone else
  3. Must be able to be constructed without heavy machinery
  4. Must include a report so any other engineer can understand how and why we came to the conclusion we did
  5. Must include an organized file set so someone else wanting to build this structure somewhere else can download those files and the tutorial and use them to create a new set of files based on this new location and any other different criteria they may have


  1. Complete design that meets engineering code requirements for our location
  2. Complete design report that explains all steps and decisions made to arrive at your conclusion
  3. Complete, organized, and appropriately referenced file set to go with the tutorial


To apply and learn more about our organization and how we promote our volunteers, please visit our online application page here:

Alternatively, you are also welcome to send your resume and work samples directly to our Executive Director who is doing the interviewing and hiring for this position:

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Virtual Opportunity, San Gabriel, CA 91775, US

Mission Statement

One Community’s non-profit mission is transformational global change through designing, modeling, and open sourcing sustainably holistic, virally-self-replicating, Highest Good of All solutions. These solutions are founded on comprehensive and modifiable village/city models which can be duplicated globally. Duplication can be accomplished both modularly and/or as complete teacher/demonstration hubs and include sustainable solutions for infrastructure, food, education, economics, fulfilled living, and more.


Our vision is facilitating the creation of a new age of cooperation, collaboration, innovation, creativity, and increased happiness for humanity. We do this by demonstrating what’s possible, open sourcing and free-sharing the blueprints, and making modular or total duplication easy enough, affordable enough, and attractive enough, so that

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We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Construction
  • Architecture
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering




  • 10+ hrs a week
  • Software needed: RISA 3D, AutoCAD

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