Category: Expect a Difference®

Building Readiness: Reopening Educational Institutions

We have heard from many educational administrators who are committed to reopening but are uncertain about the best, most cost-effective path to welcoming staff and students back safely. Salas O’Brien can help. Several best practices for mitigating disease transmission have been issued by the scientific community, but those recommendations haven’t been universally adopted by or […]

Salas O’Brien Reaffirms Commitment to Downtown LA

While many companies are fading from the Downtown Los Angeles landscape, Salas O’Brien has strengthened our roots there and reaffirmed our commitment to provide local support to our projects and clients in the area by establishing a physical presence closer to the heartbeat of the city.

2020 Annual Impact

We designed more than 5,400 projects for over 1,600 clients, representing almost $5 billion in construction costs. Our designs also saved more than 70 million pounds of greenhouse gases and will every year in perpetuity.

Announcing Key Executive Recognitions at Salas O’Brien

Each member of our talented team exemplifies our Ownership Values every day as they live out the Salas O’Brien Difference and display leadership, achieve results, and grow relationships. A few leaders have displayed exceptional commitment and effectiveness, and every year we recognize these outstanding team members for their accomplishments. Each person below was nominated by […]

Dunlap & Partners Engineers Joins Salas O’Brien

Salas O’Brien announced today that Richmond-based Dunlap & Partners Engineers has joined the company, further adding to Salas O’Brien’s technical expertise and creating an combined firm of 39 offices with more than 1,000 team members and 260 registered professionals. The Dunlap team adds significant expertise in markets including institutional, healthcare, and corporate, and when combined […]

Stephenson Engineering Joins Salas O’Brien

Salas O’Brien announced today that Toronto-based Stephenson Engineering has joined the company, further adding to Salas O’Brien’s technical expertise and creating an integrated firm of 38 offices with more than 950 team members and 250 registered professionals. With a portfolio including many prominent buildings on the Toronto skyline, the Stephenson team adds significant structural engineering […]

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 […]

Salas O’Brien Director of Commissioning Training is ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer

Hank Jackson, our national director of commissioning training, has held the distinction of being an American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Distinguished Lecturer for more than 11 years with a list of seven topics he presents for the organization. Claiming the title of ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer is an honor shared by only […]

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