We're experts in theme park infrastructure and electrical design

Salas O’Brien’s expertise has made us a preferred choice for top-tier attraction clients, with whom we develop lasting relationships and work through master services agreements. Our team is often the first call for engineering design needs, whether it’s for renovation, replacement, or new construction projects. We excel at tackling complex and demanding projects for high-profile clients who require strict confidentiality.

Gary WilkersonPrincipal, Salas O’Brien
Our success in the dynamic world of themed entertainment is based on integrating our highly skilled team of critical thinkers to develop creative solutions and providing experienced leadership in support of the client’s overall program.
Gary WilkersonPrincipal, Salas O’Brien

What we can offer

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

Facility assessements

Salas O’Brien conducts in-depth studies to assess the technical and financial viability of construction projects, helping clients make informed decisions and minimize risks. We also offer repair and rehabilitation services for damaged or deteriorating facilities.

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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Horizontal infrastructure improvements

Salas O’Brien consults on upgrades or modifications to the basic physical systems such as roadways, bridges, sidewalks, drainage systems, and water and sewer systems.

Chiller plants and big pipe work

Salas O’Brien has specialized knowledge and expertise in the design and installation of chiller plants and the large pipes that are used to transport hot or cold water throughout a building.

Photometric studies and lighting design

We provide comprehensive analysis of the illumination requirements along with the design and installation of a lighting system to meet those requirements. This can include recommendations for lighting fixture types, placement, and controls to achieve optimal energy efficiency, as well as compliance with relevant lighting standards and regulations.

Electrical generation and distribution / District energy

Salas O’Brien provides design and installation of electrical generators, as well as the distribution of electrical power throughout the facility. We also specialize in energy planning integrating renewable energy, battery energy storage systems, microgrid design, and geo-exchange options.

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Arc flash hazard and infrared assessments

Salas O’Brien uses infrared assessments to identify potential hot spots and other hazards in electrical systems. We provide arc flash hazard analysis to identify and mitigate potential arc flash hazards including overcurrent protective device coordination.


Salas O’Brien’s commissioning/retro-commissioning team provide the services that verify  systems and equipment perform to optimum function.

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Environmental acoustics

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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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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