Dive into insights from our talented team of designers and engineers, as they cover topics that matter most to our clients and industry.
September 1, 2020

Designing for Health: Sound – The WELL v2 Standard

Whether it is pleasant noises such as music or birds chirping, or less pleasant noises such as construction work or excessive sound from HVAC operation, sound has a powerful impact on our physiology, psychology, concentration, and behavior. By utilizing research-based design techniques in our built environment, we can maximize the acoustic comfort in our designed spaces and help improve the overall health and well-being of our building occupants.

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August 28, 2020

Exploring Retro-Cx: A Public High School Case Study

In the Spring of 2016, DBR was hired to perform retro-commissioning for a public school district in Texas. The project was a 396,000 sf high school that was constructed in 2001-2002. The scope was limited to the HVAC system and associated controls. The process lasted for five months and included functional testing over a six week period which identified 155 issues in 17 categories. The estimated energy savings that could be realized by implementing the identified energy conservation measures was 41%.

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August 17, 2020

Project Spotlight: Montgomery ISD – Lake Creek High School

DBR is pleased to have worked with Huckabee on a new 350,000 square foot, state-of-the-art campus to serve as Montgomery ISD’s second high school. Lake Creek High School is designed to initially serve 900 students in grades 9-11 with plans for expansion as the enrollment increases.

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August 10, 2020

Q&A With Project Manager, Hugo Avila

Hugo Avila, PE serves as a Project Manager in DBR McAllen office and has over 24 years of industry experience.

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July 30, 2020

Designing for Health: Thermal Comfort – The WELL v2 Standard

In the A/E/C industry we design and create buildings. One of the main functions of a building is to act as a controlled environment that is separate from the surrounding exterior conditions. As designers, we have the opportunity to create an environment that is both comfortable and health-promoting for our future building occupants.

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July 29, 2020

DBR Offers Virtual AIA Continuing Education Courses

Do your employees need AIA Credits? DBR is now offering all Lunch & Learn courses virtually. Don’t worry, lunch is still included.

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July 23, 2020

Q&A With El Paso Branch Manager, Robert Borunda

Robert Borunda serves as the DBR’s El Paso Branch Manager and has over 45 years of electrical design experience.

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July 14, 2020

Project Spotlight: BYK Additives & Instruments

DBR is pleased to be working with Energy Architecture on BYK’s newest production and research facility in Gonzales, Texas. The new 25,000 square foot laboratory facility will increase the company’s production capabilities and provide new R&D space for key products in the rheology additive portfolio, specifically the GARAMITE product line.

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July 6, 2020

DBR Announces Four New Partners

We at DBR are passionate about MEP Design, but it is our people that truly make our company unique. We are proud to announce that the following talented individuals recently received promotions. Together they demonstrate their unwavering commitment to excellence and knowledge to our clients.

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June 30, 2020

Designing for Health: Movement – The WELL v2 Standard

Your health is one of the biggest determinants of the quality and quantity of time you have on this earth, and physical activity is one of the major influences on your health. You might be thinking “that sounds great, but it also sounds like a lot of work,” but actually, when designed correctly, the built environment can set us up for success and encourage us to incorporate activity into our daily routines without even recognizing it.

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