MEP Engineering Services

DBR can provide services either as a sub-consultant to an architect or contractor or as the prime consultant to an owner.

As prime consultant, we assume full responsibility for a project’s completion and work directly with you, the project owner. We hire consultants depending on the project scope and manage the project from programming to construction close-out.

Building Information Modeling 

DBR pioneered the use of Autodesk Revit MEP in 2006. We are noted as the first engineering firm in Houston to issue construction plans utilizing Revit. Since 2006, we have designed more than one billion dollars’ worth of projects using BIM. All the staff at DBR are trained and proficient in the use of BIM software.

We are leaders in building information modeling (BIM), a shared knowledge platform. BIM incorporates all disciplines representing physical and functional elements in a facility in a single 3-D model.

We use BIM to generate a more accurate model that eliminates errors and rework from information loss of a building or structure.

Benefits are:

  • Early cost estimates
  • Detailed schedules
  • Energy calculations
  • Design comparisons

Early clash detection gives all trades complete control over a project from initial design to final completion. 

Our DBR design team finds BIM to be a very effective as a communication tool to:

  • Manage system placements and clashes
  • Generate detailed construction drawings
  • Communicate the design throughout construction

Fire Protection

At DBR, we also offer fire engineering design, also referred to as fire risk management. Our fire protection engineers identify potential risks and incorporate safeguards to protect people and property from the dangers and destruction caused by fire and smoke. 

We focus on effective design for the following:

  • Fire detection
  • Fire suppression and mitigation
  • Fire safety engineering, which focuses on human behavior
  • Fire evacuation