Salas O'Brien News

How commissioning saved $900,000

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Apr 25, 2017 10:39:00 AM

The Century Plaza Towers are one of the most well-known office and residential buildings in the Los Angeles area. Completed in 1975 by architect Minoru Yamasaki, the towers resemble Yamasaki’s other “twin towers,” which fell in New York on September 11, 2001.

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Topics: Commissioning, Commercial, Central Plant

Project Report: Halyard Health Headquarters

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Apr 18, 2017 2:38:00 PM

Halyard Health is a medical technology company with roots dating back to 1872 and Kimberly, Clark & Co. From its headquarters in Alpharetta, Georgia, Halyard operates 11 manufacturing facilities and has more than 12,000 employees worldwide.

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Topics: Commercial, Corporate, Engineering

Walgreens + Salas O'Brien = Success

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Apr 11, 2017 11:12:44 AM

With annual sales of over $100 billion and a current Fortune ranking of 19, Walgreens is the largest drugstore in the United States and a dominant force in the American retail landscape.

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Topics: Retail, Engineering

Commissioning Is Now Required in Texas: What You Need to Know

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Apr 4, 2017 10:00:00 AM

In late 2016, a major but little-noticed shift in commercial building code happened in Texas: the state adopted the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).

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Topics: Commissioning, Texas, IECC

Project Report: King's Hawaiian Production Facility

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Mar 30, 2017 12:28:34 PM

King’s Hawaiian began on the “big island” of Hawaii in 1950 and has since expanded to become a Hawaii and California powerhouse. While perhaps best known for their signature Hawaiian Sweet rolls, the company has expanded into a wide variety of related products.

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Topics: Industrial, Engineering

Largest US Supermarket Chain Turns to Salas O'Brien

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Mar 20, 2017 9:00:00 AM

With a headquarters in Cincinnati and stores in 34 U.S. states, Kroger is the largest supermarket chain in the United States and the third-largest retailer in the world.

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Topics: Retail

Project Report: Salas O'Brien Partners with Houston Food Bank

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Mar 10, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The Houston Food Bank provides a variety of services to Houston and its surrounding cities. With help from volunteers, the professional staff work to end hunger by packaging one meal at a time.

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Topics: Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing

National Retailer Turns to Salas O'Brien to Train Its Managers

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Mar 3, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Aaron’s is a popular lease-to-own retailing company with over 2,000 stores nationwide. With an Atlanta headquarters and a goal of increasing the company’s footprint even further, Aaron’s needed a partner to create a training center for the growing number of management staff.

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Topics: Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Retail

How BIM Helps Salas O'Brien Work Smarter

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

In a previous article we gave a quick overview of how Salas O'Brien uses virtual reality to serve its clients better. But how do you get a virtual reality model?

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Topics: Revit, Virtual Reality, 3D

Project Report: How Do You Make an Office Park Sustainable?

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Feb 24, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Sunset Development is a leading suburban developer in the San Francisco Bay Area, providing cutting edge commercial tenant spaces. Bishop Ranch is one of the company’s premier properties, and with planned expansion to the development, Sunset needed a partner to bring its 2600 Bishop Ranch building up to the company’s high standards for sustainability and efficiency.

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Topics: Energy savings, Sustainability