Category: Expect a Difference

MEP Associates Joins Salas O’Brien

Salas O’Brien announced today that MEP Associates has joined the company, creating a combined firm of 31 offices with more than 775 employee-owners, 170 registered professionals and clients that are the most significant companies in the United States. MEP and its offices in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Oklahoma expand Salas O’Brien’s offerings in the Midwest and […]

Fuel cells can save energy costs under right conditions

Producing energy can take a lot of, well, energy. A conventional internal combustion engine generator must first convert chemical energy to thermal energy via combustion, thermal energy to mechanical energy via a turbine, and finally mechanical energy to electricity through an alternator. Fuel cells save energy by cutting out the middle steps. Natural gas can […]

RMS Engineers Joins Salas O’Brien

Salas O’Brien announced that RMS Engineers has joined the company, creating a combined firm of 26 offices with more than 675 employee-owners, 140 registered professionals and clients that are the most significant companies in the United States. RMS and its office in Dallas expand Salas O’Brien’s Texas presence and add a dedicated team that delivers […]

Salas O’Brien Receives 2019 Awards

We’re thrilled to announce that Salas O’Brien has earned numerous awards that represent the substantial, consistent growth our company has achieved. Most recently, we were ranked among the top 25 firms on the 2019 Commissioning Giants list and as one of the Silicon Valley’s fastest-growing private companies. For the seventh consecutive year, we’ve been named […]

What You Can Expect From Working with Salas O’Brien

At Salas O’Brien, we like to say that you can “expect a difference” while working with us. We approach each new project with a new client as the start of a long-lasting relationship. Each project that follows builds on that relationship, allowing us to better understand and better serve the client each time we work […]

Augmented Reality: Visualizing End Results for Clients

Salas O’Brien is bringing designs to life using the latest augmented reality technology so that clients, the design team, the construction team, and all stakeholders can get a more realistic view of the finished project before construction even begins.  Augmented reality (AR) superimposes computer-generated 3D images over existing structures and provides an interactive experience of real-world environments. This technology […]

Ebola Containment and Nuclear Medicine: Engineering for Rush University Medical Center

Rush University Medical Center (RUMC) is a key member of the larger Illinois-based Rush Health Systems that include hospitals, clinics, and a medical university. Today’s massive Rush network all began with Rush Medical College, which received its charter two days before the incorporation of Chicago. Today, RUMC and its connected medical university are pillars of […]

Zero Claims: How Salas O’Brien Does It

In the AEC industry, E&O (error and omissions) claims are an accepted cost of doing business. One professional liability insurer found that “firms with annual billings greater than $5 million on average experience one claim for every $10 million in revenues. Meanwhile, smaller firms tend to have greater claims frequency: those with revenues of $500,000-$5 […]

How Salas O’Brien Saved This City $50,000 Per Year

Salas O’Brien’s landfill client in Akron, Ohio, installed a landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) system that, combined with the anaerobic digester at a nearby composting plant, provides 95% of the two plants’ energy needs and saves the city $50,000 in utility costs each year. Here’s some background on this important technology. The US EPA’s latest report on […]

WMA Consulting Engineers Joins Salas O’Brien

Salas O’Brien is expanding again! We have merged with WMA Consulting Engineers, adding locations in Chicago and Denver and creating a combined firm with 21 offices and more than 600 employee-owners. The addition of WMA expands Salas O’Brien’s portfolio in the design of large high-rise, commercial, higher education, healthcare and institutional building projects. WMA will […]

Recognizing Key Leaders at Salas O’Brien

Salas O’Brien is blessed with an amazing team of dedicated and talented professionals who model excellence and embody the Salas O’Brien difference. Each year, we recognize several of these team members for their demonstrated growth in leadership, technical skills, client or team development, and project management. The following employee-owners were nominated for an executive-level position […]

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