Insights

Engineering for Quality and Compliance in the Food and Beverage Industry

In any industry, the safety and efficiency of engineered production processes have a major impact on the bottom line. In the food and beverage industry, there’s a lot more than money at stake. Even the slightest production errors can radically affect consumer health and safety, and public trust, once lost, is difficult to regain. The […]

LEED: Achieve the Gold Standard in Sustainable Design with Salas O’Brien

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) began in 1993 with the singular mission of promoting sustainability in the building industry. This passion led to the creation of what has become the world’s most widely respected and utilized green building rating system: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). Since the system’s inaugural year at the […]

Boosting Efficiency in the Manufacturing Industry

At Salas O’Brien, efficiency is more than just catch phrase. It’s the goal we’re constantly pursuing and achieving in our work. With the addition of our new Varo team, we can increase efficiency in more markets that ever before—including the manufacturing industry. In manufacturing, the efficiency and longevity of industrial equipment have a huge impact […]

Expanding Our Influence with Industrial Automation and Controls Engineering

Salas O’Brien has decades of experience designing building systems and controls from mechanical and electrical to direct digital control (DDC), life safety, and fire protection. Our professionals have an extensive knowledge base that covers not only older electric, pneumatic, and electronic systems, but also the migration path of the cutting-edge systems of today. Our merger […]

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 […]

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