Insights

Dive into insights from our talented team of designers and engineers, as they cover topics that matter most to our clients and industry.
July 27, 2021

Making Your Building Solar Ready

Modern buildings require a significant amount of energy to keep people comfortable, healthy, and productive. This energy consumption has great economic, environmental, and social costs. As we seek opportunities to mitigate the impact of energy consumption in our buildings, on-site renewable energy production offers tremendous potential.

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July 22, 2021

Q&A With Partner, Will Meister

Will Meister, PE serves as a Partner in the Houston office of DBR and joined the firm in 2001 after his graduation from Pennsylvania State University.

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July 19, 2021

Project Spotlight: Pioneer Natural Resources Corporate Office

Designed by Ziegler Cooper, this 6-story, 272,000 sf office building for Pioneer Natural Resources, a large, independent oil and gas exploration and production company, is located in Midland, Texas.

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July 14, 2021

2021 Building Code Updates

As we have seen over the past several International Code updates, the International Energy Conservation Code has the most significant changes. As is now typical for IECC updates, there are numerous changes to make energy performance requirements more stringent, and some of these will have impacts on construction costs.

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June 22, 2021

Q&A With Director of Construction Administration, Ron Morgan

Ron Morgan joined DBR in 2012 and serves as the Director of Construction Administration.

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June 16, 2021

Project Spotlight: Research Forest Lakeside Development

Research Forest Lakeside is a one-of-a-kind, mixed-use development on 77 acres overlooking Lake Woodlands. The development consists of 1.8 million square feet of Class A office space and other amenities such as a bank, salon, and various eateries.

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June 8, 2021

Texas Road Trip: Dallas

Today we are traveling to the home of the Dallas Mavericks, the Dallas Cowboys, and the DBR Dallas office. From education to multifamily, hospitality, commercial, and more – the growing project portfolio is a testament to success. Let’s take a look at a few area projects.

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May 18, 2021

Q&A With Project Manager, Ben Villafuerte

Ben Villafuerte serves as a Project Manager in DBR’s San Antonio office. He joined the firm in 2014 immediately after his graduation from Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

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May 11, 2021

Project Spotlight: Fort Bend ISD – James Patterson Elementary School

Designed by Huckabee, the new 125,393 sf elementary school for Fort Bend ISD, located on a 13-acre site in Richmond, Texas, supports small-group engagement and collaboration with the use of grade-level learning neighborhoods and a large 2-story learning commons.

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April 27, 2021

Net Zero Energy: Understanding EUI

Energy Use Intensity (EUI) is treated as an energy “score” and is often used as a goal to guide the design of a building. In fact, the first step in designing a Net Zero Energy building is generally setting a goal for the building’s energy consumption.

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