Insights

Dive into insights from our talented team of designers and engineers, as they cover topics that matter most to our clients and industry.
March 25, 2020

Designing for Health: Water – The WELL v2 Standard

Are you currently aware of what is in the water you drink? Do you know how much water you are drinking, or should be drinking, on a typical day? Whether you are aware or not, the buildings we frequently occupy can play a significant role in promoting healthy quantities and quality of water consumption in our day-to-day lives.

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March 19, 2020

Q&A With Dallas Branch Manager, Kenny Roland

Kenneth “Kenny” Roland, PE serves as Branch Manager for the Dallas office of DBR and has been with the firm since 2009. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from Kansas State University and a Masters in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland. Kenny obtained his engineering license in 2013 and is registered in over 11 states.

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March 2, 2020

Designing for Health: Air – The WELL v2 Standard

On average we spend 90% of our day indoors, and we typically breathe more than 15,000 liters of air every day. How many of us are currently aware of what is in the air we breathe? How about the impacts of these air contaminants on our health?

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February 25, 2020

Why You Should Benchmark Your New & Existing Buildings Using ENERGY STAR

Many building owners and facility managers apply for ENERGY STAR certification annually. The effort is not only to obtain the certification, but also to provide building owners and facility managers with a valuable tool for tracking operation cost and benchmarking of their building’s performance against similar building types.

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February 24, 2020

Project Spotlight: First Presbyterian Church

DBR contracted with Gensler on the design for the new 4-story school building for First Presbyterian Church, located in Houston’s Museum District.

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February 19, 2020

New AIA Continuing Education Courses

At this time DBR offers nine presentation opportunities for continuing education and we are ready to provide lunch and learn opportunities to you and your staff!

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February 17, 2020

Celebrating Our Engineers for E-Week 2020

This week we celebrate National Engineers Week by recognizing our awesome engineers by the decades! Our success is only as valuable as the people who encompass our team. We are made up of passionate, committed and optimistic individuals.

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February 11, 2020

Designing for Health: How Can Green Buildings Improve Our Well-Being?

On an average day, a typical American will spend approximately 90 percent of the day indoors. During this time, we are influenced by a variety of factors in our environment such as the surrounding air, water, food, lighting, acoustics, temperature, materials, and other people – All of which have an impact on our physical and mental health.

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January 30, 2020

DBR 2019 Promotions & Achievements

We at DBR would like to congratulate and thank these team members for their exceptional performance! Together they demonstrate their unwavering commitment to excellence and knowledge to our clients.

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January 6, 2020

Project Spotlight: Innospec Innovation Center

Innospec (Innospec Oilfield Services Division) had committed to a lease of the space, and more importantly, to a vacate date at their existing facility. This put pressure on the design team to work as quickly as possible to complete the design effort to allow long-lead mechanical and lab equipment to be ordered in order to support the schedule, as well as give Innospec the state-of-the-art research facility they desired.

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