Insights

Dive into insights from our talented team of designers and engineers, as they cover topics that matter most to our clients and industry.
August 23, 2022

Q&A with Construction Administrator, Joey Adorno

Joey Adorno serves DBR as a Construction Administrator in our Houston office and is responsible for conducting building surveys and facility condition assessments.

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August 11, 2022

Daikin, The Largest Tilt-Wall Construction in the World

DBR worked with Powers Brown Architecture and Harvey Builders to complete the Daikin Texas Technology Park (DTTP) in Waller County. With a footprint of 4.23 million square feet under a single roof, the DTTP is the largest tilt-wall structure in the world, the third largest factory in the United States, and the fifth largest in the world.

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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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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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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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February 1, 2022

Project Spotlight: The Lane at Waterway Apartments

DBR Engineering worked alongside Shepley Bulfinch and Hoar Construction to provide mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering design services for a new luxury apartment community in The Woodlands, Texas.

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January 12, 2022

Project Spotlight: Montrose Collective

Montrose Collective is new Mixed-Use development located just west of downtown Houston in the eccentric Montrose District. Michael Hsu Office of Architecture led the design team with DBR playing the role of MEP engineer for this project, which was developed by Radom Capital.

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November 1, 2021

Evaluating Energy Models Using cove.tool and TRACE 700 Simulation Tools | Comparison Study

Getting the energy modeling right starts with choosing the right platform and associated tools. We recently evaluated our energy models and process using cove.tool compared with another common software tool, TRACE 700.

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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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March 30, 2021

Emergency Weather Preparedness for Your Facilities

If the week of February 15th taught us anything, it is that we are not immune, even in Texas, to severe winter weather. The DBR family around the state had the full spectrum of experiences – from the fortunate few who didn’t lose power or water to those whose homes sustained serious damage. Commercial and educational buildings throughout the state were also impacted. Preparedness for events like this begins at the design stage.

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