Insights

Dive into insights from our talented team of designers and engineers, as they cover topics that matter most to our clients and industry.
September 3, 2021

Why Are We So Focused On Energy?

As specialists in building systems engineering, many facets of building design, construction, and operations are within our range of influence, but energy is the one area where we have an opportunity to make the greatest contribution toward mitigating climate change.

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August 24, 2021

Q&A With Senior Project Manager, Jeremy Tarpley

Jeremy Tarpley serves as a Senior Project Manager at DBR, with expertise in the commercial, multi-family, hospitality, and mixed-use markets.

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August 17, 2021

Project Spotlight: Houston ISD – Sam Houston MSTC High School

Sam Houston Math, Science, and Technology Center is located in Houston, Texas, and is part of Houston ISD. The vision for this 369,141 sf project, designed by Stantec, integrated a new comprehensive high school, which included renovating and incorporating the recently constructed science wing.

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August 5, 2021

Texas Road Trip: Austin

Today we are traveling to Austin, the Capital of Texas, and “The Live Music Capital of the World.” This DBR office has a diverse portfolio that spans Central Texas. Let’s see what they have been up to and check out a few.

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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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