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 6, 2022

Data Driven Design Using Building Modeling Software

With building modeling software, we can now take a lot of the guesswork out of designing sustainable buildings and accurately predict the energy usage, daylighting effectiveness, envelope performance, etc.

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June 23, 2022

Celebrating Our Women in Engineering

International Women in Engineering Day celebrates its 9th year and encourages young women and girls to take up engineering careers.

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June 21, 2022

Q&A with Corporate Recruiter, Gabbie Susano

Gabbie Susano serves as DBR’s Corporate Recruiter. Gabbie’s primary focus is to find the best talent for our firm and invest in the next generation of leaders by building relationships.

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June 14, 2022

Project Spotlight: Harris County ESD 13 – Cypress Creek Fire Station 25

DBR Engineering worked with Joiner Architects to design the new Cypress Creek Fire Station 25 for Harris County Emergency Service District 13 in Houston, Texas. Located at Fallbrook Drive and Gessner Road in Harris County, the 9,500 square foot Fire Station began serving the community in January 2022.

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June 1, 2022

Q&A with Low Voltage Designer, Steve Sanchez

Steve Sanchez serves as Low Voltage Designer II for DBR’s Houston office, providing integrated technology and security design services for various projects, including local government and K-12 educational facilities.

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May 3, 2022

Acoustics in Schools

The primary function of a school is to provide an optimum environment where teachers can communicate with students. In fact, up to 60% of classroom activities involve oral communications between teachers and students or between students. Speech intelligibility is critical in schools. But very often acoustic design is overlooked and the result is a poor acoustical environment.

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April 19, 2022

Q&A with Sustainability Professional, Joseph Drewes

Joseph Drewes serves as a Sustainability Professional at DBR, managing the firm’s LEED certified projects, energy models, and answering all questions about sustainable design.

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April 12, 2022

Project Spotlight: Zadok Jewelers Mixed-Use Development

DBR Engineering worked with Michael Hsu Office of Architecture on a five-story mixed-use development in Houston’s Uptown area, near the Galleria. The 112,000 square foot building is now home to Zadok Jewelers’ new showroom, where they moved into a 26,000 square foot space.

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April 5, 2022

Sustainable Solutions for K-12 Operations

Designing a new building or retrofitting equipment with energy or sustainability in mind is often an afterthought. There are many opportunities for long-term improvement of a building’s efficiency and occupant comfort that are overlooked. Both occupant comfort and operating cost can be improved with the implementation of simple low-cost to no-cost sustainable design strategies.

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March 15, 2022

Q&A With Partner & K-12 Market Leader, Zac Morton

Zac Morton, PE, LEED AP serves as a Partner at DBR, managing the firm’s Practice Area Leaders and overseeing client relationships and projects in Central Texas.

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