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More about Commissioning, and Why You Need to Know

To Salas O’Brien clients, the word “commissioning” means energy savings, lowered operating costs, and optimal environments—but a lot goes on behind the scenes to achieve these amazing results.  The field is constantly evolving, so having a trustworthy, communicative expert by your side through the process will make all the difference. What’s Involved? Commissioning can be […]

Commissioning: A Must-Have for Sophisticated Facility Owners

Sophisticated property owners aim to construct a building as economically as possible, and for good reason. Financial pressure is intense. But yet, over a 30-year span, a building’s utility, maintenance, service, and system replacement costs can run between 50 to 80% of the facility’s total cost (including construction costs). The more complex the building and […]

Clients That Span Markets: Engineering for the U.S. Military

Salas O’Brien’s merger with T-Squared Professional Engineers has brought us a team experienced with military projects—yet the word “military” includes a wider variety of projects than you might think. For example, a child development center owned by the U.S. Navy received engineering and LEED consulting services and achieved Silver Certification. In another case, we provided […]

Spreading the Salas O’Brien Difference with Power T&D

Sustainable energy and power generation have been integral parts of Salas O’Brien since the company’s inception in the 1970s. Today, our merger with Varo has expanded our impact on the energy and power industry with the addition of power transmission and distribution clients and expertise. Power Transmission and Distribution Varo’s mastery of power-related design flows […]

Critical Environments Beyond the Data Center

The term “critical environment” can refer to any environment that supports mission-critical functions of an organization, but across industries its usage varies. At Salas O’Brien, we use the term to describe a variety of environments including facilities that support mobile providers, financial institutions, broadcasters, or similar—institutions that rely on faultlessly secure and reliable facilities. But […]

A Difference You Can Expect: Bulk Material Handling

At Salas O’Brien, whether we’re tackling a demanding project or using the latest technology to deliver excellent design solutions, we’re always growing. Our merger with Varo enables us to provide services in new markets, and as a joint team, we’re excited to see more clients in more industries and locations than ever experiencing the Salas […]

Effortless Design at America’s Southwestern Crossroads

Whether you’re looking for clothes, homewares, or the latest tech gadget, lifestyle shopping venues like the Fountains at Farah serve as the perfect one-stop-shop. Salas O’Brien has proudly partnered with dozens of shopping venues throughout the country, so when we were approached by Centergy Retail about providing services for a prime El Paso property, we […]

Critical Environment Redesign for Major Mobile Provider

As a nationwide planning, design, construction management, and commissioning firm, Salas O’Brien enjoys repeat project work with some of the country’s largest internet and mobile service providers. The stakes are high for these companies, and our team thrives on the challenges their business brings us. When one of our ongoing clients approached us with a […]

Growing Again!

We have more exciting news to share: After expanding last month by merging with Ohio-based Varo Engineers, Salas O’Brien is expanding again.

Our Combined Strength: Industries We Now Serve

Varo and Salas O’Brien have more than 100 years of combined experience serving clients in a variety of markets, with each firm bringing strengths in new industries to the table. More than ever before, we almost certainly have specific expertise in the area that you need. Here’s a quick summary of what we can now do […]

Lavish Hospitality in the Heart of the Deep South

Salas O’Brien is an excellent design partner for many reasons—not least of which is our diverse experience across a multitude of markets and industries. From highly technical critical environments to beautiful, extravagant interiors, our seasoned professionals have a proven track record of excellence that spans traditional divides. Our firm’s broad experience and versatility made us […]

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