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Project Report: Contributing to Traditions at Texas A&M

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Oct 24, 2017 11:46:00 AM

Here at Salas O’Brien we take great pride in how we impact people and our communities. We impact our colleagues and their families by providing them an energetic, safe, family-oriented culture. We impact our clients by providing them high quality work that is energy efficient, reliable, built well, and maintenance friendly. We impact the people who enter our buildings by providing them a comfortable, safe, and positive experience. One great example of how widely our work affects people is Texas A&M’s Reed Arena, used for myriad events attended by countless people in the massive “Aggie” family.

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Topics: Texas, Engineering, Sports Venue, Higher Education

Project Report: Maximizing Efficiency for a Luxurious Ritz-Carlton Caribbean Property

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Oct 18, 2017 3:44:00 PM

Ritz-Carlton: the name is synonymous with luxury. And when they undertook an ambitious Caribbean residential development in world-famous Grace Bay, they brought in the Salas O’Brien team to provide mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering as well as fire protection design. We also implemented creative water treatment processes which maximize efficiency and keep everything running smoothly for this impeccable beachfront property.

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Topics: Engineering, Luxury, Hospitality, Residential, Caribbean

Project Report: Performance Excellence in Critical Network Equipment Centers

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Oct 12, 2017 4:17:00 PM

The Critical Environments team at Salas O’Brien tackles some of the most technically complex telecom and data center projects in the world. We have a tremendous depth of experience designing in this fast-paced, continually evolving building type. One such project, for a Fortune 15 telecommunications company, delivered a network equipment center (NEC) in Colorado Springs, CO.

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Topics: Energy savings, Critical Facilities, Engineering, Technology, Network Equipment Centers, Critical Environments

Project Report: Superb Synthesis of Educational and Commercial Interests

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Oct 4, 2017 3:23:00 PM

San Jacinto College, recently named one of the top five community colleges in the nation, has served the greater Houston area since 1961. Aligned with the local maritime industry—one of the strongest in the Gulf Coast region—its maritime program saw rapid growth due to a shortage of qualified workers. The new Maritime Technology and Training Center was a direct response to industry demand, and reflects a true partnership between the College and Gulf Coast businesses who are looking for a local site to train skilled technicians. Drawing on its broad experience with higher education technical facilities, Salas O'Brien provided the project with mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering.

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Topics: Texas, Engineering, K12, Technology, High School

Project Report: Modernizing Vital Facilities for a Thriving Community College

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Sep 26, 2017 12:36:00 PM

Covering more than 1.4 million square feet of building space total, San Jose-Evergreen Community College District has buildings that are among the oldest in the California community college system. With our wide variety of higher education campus experience and a focus on sustainability, Salas O’Brien was the perfect choice to provide services for renovations.

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Topics: Energy savings, Engineering, Central Plant, Community College, California, Higher Education

What Is Medium-Voltage Design? Does It Make a Difference in My Facility?

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Sep 12, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Unless you’re part of a small sub-set of the population, you’ve probably never heard of medium-voltage design. Yet this component of electrical distribution plays a significant part in making sure that large buildings and campuses operate smoothly.

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Topics: Electrical, Engineering, White Paper

From Bomb Shelter to Data Center: Meeting the Demands of a Bright, Productive Future

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Sep 6, 2017 12:01:00 PM

Digital Realty is the world's largest full-scale data center provider. Situating a data center in Atlanta was a no-brainer: it’s home to the southeast's largest concentration of telecommunications companies and sits atop most of the fiber connecting New York and Florida. And believe it or not, a 1950s building originally designed to serve as a printing press and bomb shelter was the perfect match. Salas O'Brien embraced the unique challenges this project presented, tailoring designs and finding ways to balance project cost, maintenance, and performance.

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Topics: Critical Facilities, Engineering, Atlanta, Technology, Data Centers, Critical Environments

Video Profile: Salas O'Brien's Massive Work on Texas School District

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Aug 24, 2017 3:05:20 PM

As students head back to school across the country, in many cases they're heading back to facilities that Salas O'Brien played some role in over the summer. We love serving our communities in this way!

As one sample of our work, below is a video update on the massive technology upgrades that Salas O'Brien completed for the Aldine Independent School District near Houston.

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Topics: Engineering, K12, Houston, Technology

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

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