Insights

Dive into insights from our talented team of designers and engineers, as they cover topics that matter most to our clients and industry.
May 15, 2019

Fire Pump Installation Requirements

A fire pump is a critical component of a building’s water-based fire protection system, and a critical life-safety equipment item in a building. An early and direct dialog is of utmost importance to ensure a well-planned and compliant final installation.

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April 22, 2019

DBR Expands El Paso Presence with Acquisition

After three successful years DBR has now expanded its El Paso presence through the acquisition of Borunda & Associates, Inc. Consulting Engineers who has served the El Paso area since 1984.

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April 18, 2019

Project Spotlight: Energy High School

Located in Houston’s Third Ward, Energy Institute High School is the newest magnet school in Houston ISD and the first “energy” school in the Nation that is paving the way for students who aspire to a career in the energy industry.

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March 13, 2019

DBR Hires Senior Project Manager of Technology

Weifang Wang, RCDD joins DBR as Senior Project Manager of Technology with over fifteen years of experience and will support the firm statewide.

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March 5, 2019

Presentation | LEED V4.1 : What’s New and How It Will Affect Your Design

Are you excited about LEED V4.1 and how it will impact your project? USGBC Texas and DBR have teamed together for a fun lunch and learn about LEED V4.1 and its impact to your design.

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February 27, 2019

Project Spotlight: Embassy Suites Landmark

The new the 7-story, 203-key, 172,000 sf, Embassy Suites by Hilton, in north San Antonio recently opened and is currently the Hilton brand’s fifth Embassy Suite in the metro area.

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February 6, 2019

What You Need to Know About the New LEED V4.1 BD+C

While maintaining the structure of the LEED V4 BD+C, LEED V4.1 BD+C provides stronger and bolder sustainability metrics to assess the building. The updated requirements show that USGBC is responding to market demand and public feedback.

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January 21, 2019

Ventilation & General Safety in K-12 Educational Science Classrooms

When it comes to prescribing the necessary engineering controls and safety features to provide a safe learning environment for our children in the K-12 Educational Science Classroom, we must sift through the over-abundant information available to determine what is, in fact, code and regulatory requirements versus what is anecdotal guidelines.

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January 3, 2019

Project Spotlight: Tru by Hilton

DBR worked alongside Open Studio to transform the former Gillespie Ford Building, originally constructed in the 1930s, into Tru by Hilton’s 95-room hotel that’s within walking distance of several popular San Antonio attractions like The Alamo and Rivercenter Mall.

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December 21, 2018

DBR Offers New AIA Continuing Education Courses

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

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