Salas O'Brien News

Salas O'Brien Listed for Fifth Straight Year as Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Company

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Aug 17, 2017 1:22:26 PM

For the fifth straight year Salas O'Brien has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of America's fastest-growing private companies. Very few companies on the list ever sustain the growth required to be named for five consecutive years.

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Topics: Expect a Difference, Inc. 5000

Project Report: Design Behind the Elegance at Golden Nugget Lake Charles

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Aug 15, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Landry’s, the conglomerate behind such iconic properties as Rainforest Café, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., and Claim Jumper, took no gamble when building a new addition to their Golden Nugget Casino & Resort in Lake Charles, Louisiana. They knew they could rely on Salas O’Brien to deliver the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering needed for resort operations, the spa, and the 14 floors of the Rush Tower.

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Topics: Engineering, Louisiana

Salas O'Brien Reaches Highest Ever MEP Giants Ranking

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Aug 10, 2017 3:08:01 PM

Salas O'Brien is thrilled to announce that the firm has jumped to #26 on Consulting-Specifying Engineer's 2017 MEP Giants list. The move from #29 in 2016 and #56 in 2015 was fueled by a year-over-year increase in MEP design revenue of almost $9 million.

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Topics: Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Engineering

Project Report: Bermuda Hospital Requires Global Team for Critical Systems

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Aug 1, 2017 4:12:00 PM

As Bermuda’s second largest employer and its only hospital, King Edward VII Memorial Hospital (KEMH) provides state of the art healthcare facilities for the 65,000 residents of the island nation as well as its many annual visitors. Its isolated location in the Atlantic Ocean demands self-sufficiency: KEMH provides a remarkably comprehensive range of services, and its facilities must grow to meet any increase in demand.

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Topics: Commissioning, Engineering, Technology

Dramatic Energy Savings at Stanford University

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Jul 11, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Improving the efficiency of large institutional buildings has been a core part of Salas O'Brien's work and history since its founding in 1975. While others worked for the good of the environment in a variety of ways, we knew that we could have a dramatic impact through the quiet, behind-the-scenes work of making buildings operate more efficiently and reliably.

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Topics: Commissioning, Engineering, Technology, Clean Energy

Salas O'Brien Rated a Top Design Firm in Texas and Louisiana

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Jul 11, 2017 10:55:58 AM

Engineering News-Record (ENR) just released its rankings of the top design firms in Texas and Louisiana—and it will surprise no one familiar with Salas O'Brien that the firm was ranked #7 in MEP Engineering and #10 in Education for the region.

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Topics: Texas, Engineering, Louisiana, ENR

Project Report: Zero-Energy Louisiana Retreat

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Jun 28, 2017 2:34:00 PM

When you think of Louisiana, you might not think of a place where the heat and humidity would make zero-energy living a remote possibility. But that didn't stop Salas O'Brien's team from dreaming big and making it happen for our client.

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Topics: Engineering, Technology, Clean Energy

Headed to the Islands This Summer? Look for These Salas O'Brien Projects

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Jun 22, 2017 2:39:40 PM

If your vacation plans are taking you to the Caribbean or another island destination this summer, then look around you: the building you see or the hotel you stay in may very well be a Salas O'Brien project.

Here are some projects you should look for:

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"Expect a Difference" Only Happens with Great People

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Jun 6, 2017 10:00:00 AM

In its tagline, Salas O'Brien tells the world to "expect a difference." Recently we began exploring what that means for our clients and the type of service they should expect from our team.

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Topics: Expect a Difference

Salas O'Brien Completes Massive Technology Upgrades at Aldine ISD

Posted by Salas O'Brien on May 18, 2017 3:46:26 PM

In November 2015, Aldine Independent School District voters approved a $798 million bond proposal for renovation and new construction projects. Nearly $99 million of that was for upgrading technology in existing schools with the goal of fostering better education and safety.

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Topics: Engineering, K12, Houston, Technology