Humans of DBR: Ahmad Hamiyeh

Name: Ahmad Hamiyeh A.K.A Youth Soccer Warrior

DBR Title: Senior Mechanical Designer

Office: Austin, Texas

Hometown: Kafarhata, Lebanon

"The journey and desire to coach started years ago with my daughter and five other little girls. Now, years later, my daughter has moved on to another team; however I still enjoy and have fun working with the kids. I now work with and coach multiple teams and the number of kids has grown. Coaching the game is a passion; working with the teams and providing guidance to the kids provides me an incredible amount of satisfaction and sense of accomplishment. Sharing the knowledge and love of the beautiful game with the kids, seeing them at practice, and watching them at games trying and working hard to apply what was learned is very enjoyable and a feeling beyond description. It has been a humbling experience to see how receptive the kids are to new ideas and how quickly they can absorb information; their eagerness to learn new things and ideas is amazing. It has been an amazing journey thus far."

Best vacation you've been on?
The best vacation I have been on was to Cape Cod with my family.

What celebrity do people think you look like?
I have been told I look like Sylvester Stallone, but I don't see that personally…

What is the first concert you attended?
Not knowing anything about country music, I dove into a Randy Travis & The Judds concert.

What is your favorite sport? Favorite team?
Football - NOT American Football! Liverpool FC. 

What is on your bucket list?
To enjoy watching the World Cup in person.

Research Laboratory Classifications: A Design Requirement Guide

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When your client asks you how he or she should classify the new labortary space they are designing, how do you answer? Beyond the broad brush of wet chemistry, dry physics and electronics, or biology, is there more criteria available to identify the lab type?

Growth in the Hill Country

Growth in the Hill Country

DBR’s experience in higher education began in 1988 when the firm was tasked with the renovation design for University of Houston’s John M. O’Quinn Law Library and Moody Towers. After almost 30 years of successfully producing over 500 higher education projects within the Greater Houston and College Station area, DBR continues to expand and solidify its footprint in the thriving Texas Hill Country.

DBR Milestone: 45 Years of Distinction

DBR Milestone: 45 Years of Distinction

With a small office on Mercer Street in Houston, David W. Day began DBR Engineering Consultants, Inc. in 1972, with one employee, his wife, who worked as the company’s bookkeeper. Today, DBR employs more than 120 employees throughout seven offices and works on multi-discipline engineering projects throughout Texas. The firm earned $18 million in revenue in 2016, appearing on Houston Business Journal’s Fast 100 and San Antonio Business Journal’s Fast Track rankings.

LEED v4 Has Arrived: What You Need to Know

LEED v4 Has Arrived: What You Need to Know

After three previous extensions, LEED v4 officially took effect November 1, 2016, ensuring all projects are registered under the LEED v4 rating system. In the time since LEED 2012 was originally scheduled to roll out as a required standard, the building industry and code has had a chance to catch up to the high expectations of LEED v4 making certification less daunting.

DBR Announces New Office Location in the DFW Metroplex

DBR Announces New Office Location in the DFW Metroplex

Addison, Texas - DBR Engineering Consultants, Inc., a Houston-based mechanical, electrical and plumbing consulting engineering firm announces the opening of its sixth office located in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.