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San Jose Convention Center: Achieving Remarkable Flexibility through Design

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Dec 28, 2017 12:13:00 PM

Whether it’s hosting the Silicon Valley Auto Show or legendary Stan Lee and Steve Wozniak’s latest conference merging pop culture and technology, the San Jose McEnery Convention Center is a stunning venue for community, business, or non-profit events in downtown San Jose—the “city center” of California’s technology hub, Silicon Valley.

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Topics: Engineering, Technology, Design

Project Report: Unparalleled Skill Delivers Luxury Riverfront Residences

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Nov 7, 2017 1:05:00 PM

Resort-style amenities, dramatic living spaces, breathtaking panoramic views: RiversEdge is a property that demands of its partners a deep expertise in multi-story luxury developments. Salas O'Brien was just such a partner, rich in the necessary resources and talent, and with a culture that values completing tasks with unparalleled thoroughness and exactitude.

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Topics: Engineering, Technology, Luxury, Hospitality, Residential

Ultra-Modern and Flexible: A School for the Future

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Nov 1, 2017 2:01:00 PM

The Kirk Lewis Career and Technical High School in Houston provides a modern, student-centered education in a high-tech, sustainable facility with state-of-the-art instructional spaces. The Pasadena Independent School District (ISD) coordinated current technology and equipment with local industry to ensure programs match current standards and needs. Salas O'Brien is proud to partner in such endeavors, furthering our commitment to both sustainability and positive change.

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

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

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: 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

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

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