Insights

Dive into insights from our talented team of designers and engineers, as they cover topics that matter most to our clients and industry.
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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March 8, 2022

Project Spotlight: Dripping Springs High School

DBR Engineering worked with Corgan Associates to provide mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering services for a new STEM and CTE addition at Dripping Springs High School. We also provided technology consulting and building systems commissioning services.

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March 3, 2022

DBR Starts New Volunteer Program

At DBR, we recognize the importance of giving back to the communities in which we work, live, and play. In 2022, we started a new mandatory volunteering program to encourage all employees firm-wide to participate in philanthropic events throughout the year.

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February 8, 2022

Q&A With Electrical Designer, Chris Lomas

Chris Lomas has served DBR’s San Antonio office since 2015 as Electrical Designer I. Chris’s experience includes electrical engineering for a variety of projects including new construction, additions, renovations, and system upgrades for K-12 schools and fire stations.

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