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Our Common-Sense Commissioning™ Approach Creates Custom Solutions for Individual Needs

Many firms throughout the United States can provide commissioning, but only Salas O’Brien provides Common-Sense Commissioning™. Our unique, scalable approach tailors the scope and services we provide to the most appropriate level, based on factors like budgetary constraints, short-term facility goals, and long-term outcomes regarding equipment life, operational costs, and energy use. Our first step […]

Indoor Air Quality and Airborne Transmission of COVID-19

Precautions to prevent the transmission of coronavirus via direct and indirect contact like social distancing, handwashing, and mask wearing have become commonplace based on recommendations from the scientific community. But more may be needed, especially given the mounting evidence that SARS-Cov-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is airborne and can be carried by aerosols.

Identifying and Resolving Condensation Issues in Low-Slope Membrane Roof Systems

Building condensation is probably the last concern on most facility managers’ minds. And with good reason: condensation goes largely unnoticed when roofs are constructed out of heat-absorptive and heat-retentive materials. Heat retained by the roof rapidly dries out any moisture, creating a cycle of accumulation and evaporation that keeps serious issues at bay. When the […]

KPW Structural Engineers Joins Salas O’Brien

Salas O’Brien is thrilled to announce that Oakland, CA-based KPW Structural Engineers has joined the company, significantly expanding our structural engineering services and advancing an ambitious plan to create the best engineering, facility planning, and commissioning firm in the world.

Creating Safe and Healthy Buildings through Good Design

We work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders to form teams with the right knowledge and experience to identify, develop, and implement effective, reasonable, and appropriate systems and processes that mitigate potential transmission, improve air quality, and enhance facility cleanliness, all of which can mitigate the risk of transmission.

Stanford White Joins Salas O’Brien

Salas O’Brien announced today that Raleigh-based engineering firm Stanford White has joined the company, creating a combined firm of 35 offices with more than 825 team members, 190 registered professionals and clients including the most significant companies, institutions and government agencies in the United States.

Salas O’Brien Opens Office in Boston to Help Region with Carbon Neutrality Goals

So far, 31 colleges and universities in Massachusetts have signed the Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments Carbon Commitment, pledging to develop Climate Action Plans and evaluate their progress toward reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The state has also proposed legislation calling for net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The bill includes ambitious targets for carbon reduction by […]

Salas O’Brien Hires Three Key Leaders

What connects a retired Navy commander, an HR leader, and a utility master planner focused on achieving carbon neutrality for college campuses? All three outstanding professionals recently joined Salas O’Brien in critical roles for the company’s continued growth.  Here are brief profiles of each new leader. Diane Walton Blevins Diane came aboard as vice president of human resources. She’s […]

Global Engineering Solutions Joins Salas O’Brien

Salas O’Brien announced today that Global Engineering Solutions (GES) has joined the company, creating a combined firm of 33 offices with more than 800 team members, 180 registered professionals, and clients including the most significant companies, institutions, and government agencies in the United States. GES and its affiliated office in the Washington, DC, region, represent […]

Salas O’Brien and COVID-19

We know you are probably receiving many messages regarding the serious threat of COVID-19 and how various organizations are responding. As a proactive step, we want to communicate and assure you that we are working, we are prepared, and we are taking the risk seriously. Although Salas O’Brien has no known cases of COVID-19 on […]

Salas O’Brien’s Fire Protection Engineering Protects Lives, Property, and Investment

Salas O’Brien’s fire protection engineers (FPEs) use science and engineering to provide one of our most important services, safeguarding life and property and preventing economic loss and environmental damage. Even though many of our clients are surprised to learn that we offer it, our fire protection experience and portfolio are extensive. Fire protection relies on […]

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