We deliver learning environments that are safe, energy efficient, and engaging

Salas O’Brien is deeply experienced in engineering and technical services for public and private K-12 schools. We understand the needs for safety and security, hygiene, energy resilience and advanced technology in K-12. We have teams that specialize in STEM, maker spaces, athletic facilities, and the arts. Most of all, we understand how to work with a variety of stakeholders and deliver with quality.

Our holistic approach ensures that each project is not just a structure but an environment conducive to learning and growth, and our commitment to sustainability and innovation positions schools to lead in education excellence now and in the future. We have a deep bench of experts who specialize in this education sector.

We are proud to support the CHPS Minor Renovations Program, helping schools complete minor updates that lead to big impacts.

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What we can offer

Salas O’Brien provides a wide variety of engineering and technical services for K-12 schools to meet the demands of this high-performance sector.

Mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection

Salas O’Brien’s mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection design team delivers common-sense, integrated design solutions that are cost-effective, reliable, and energy efficient.

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Salas O’Brien’s structural expertise extends from conceptual development and 3D modeling to surveys, investigative studies, and due diligence assessments.

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Salas O’Brien’s technology design team provides design for data infrastructure, security systems, and audio-video technology.

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Salas O’Brien’s acoustics design team provides design for room acoustics, sound isolation, noise/vibration control, and environmental noise mitigation.

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Salas O’Brien’s commissioning/retro-commissioning team specializes in verifying that building systems and equipment perform at their optimum function, ensuring your facility operates efficiently and reliably.

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Building envelope consulting and testing

Salas O’Brien covers all aspects of building envelope consulting, from design collaboration for new construction to installation oversight during construction. On existing buildings, our expertise also includes in-depth forensic analysis to pinpoint envelope failures, then offering detailed repair and remediation guidance.

Our field-testing services use cutting-edge tools to assess air and water tightness, thermal efficiency, and structural soundness. We have an ISO 17025 accredited lab and are capable of conducting a variety of both lab and field testing procedures following FGIA/AAMA, ASTM and other industry standards. Our team also specializes in energy modeling to boost efficiency and hazardous material sampling for safety. Our comprehensive building envelope commissioning ensures optimal performance of your building’s envelope, enhancing the functionality of both new and existing structures.

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