Salas O'Brien News

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

Latest LEED: MARTA's Brady Mobility Facility

Posted by Salas O'Brien on May 11, 2017 12:13:11 PM

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is the main public transport system in the city of Atlanta and includes both rail lines and buses. Demand for MARTA buses is at an all time high—making it time to update the bus “mobility stations” throughout the city.

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Topics: Commissioning, Engineering, Atlanta

What Does It Mean to "Expect a Difference"?

Posted by Salas O'Brien on May 4, 2017 9:07:00 AM

In its tagline, Salas O'Brien tells the world to "expect a difference." Maybe you haven't thought much about that—but if you have, you might have wondered what exactly this "difference" is that you should expect.

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Topics: Expect a Difference

Project Report: C.H. Collins Stadium

Posted by Salas O'Brien on May 2, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Located at the tip of the “Golden Triangle,” which includes the cities of Dallas, Fort Worth and Denton, Denton ISD is one of the fastest-growing school districts in North Texas.

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Topics: Engineering, K12

Salas O'Brien Moves to #232 on 2017 ENR Top 500 Design Firm List

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Apr 27, 2017 8:51:34 AM

Salas O'Brien is thrilled to announce that the firm has moved up to #232 on Engineering News-Record's list of Top 500 Design Firms, a jump from its previous rankings of #300 in 2016 and #443 in 2015. The list includes all types of engineering (mechanical, electrical, civil, transportation, structural, geotech, environmental) and architecture firms for all industry types. The rankings were announced during an industry panel today hosted by ENR.

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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