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SERVICE | QUALITY | INTEGRITY | SUSTAINABILITY

+ K-12 EDUCATION


+ OUR STORY

+ OUR LOCATIONS

DBR provides an alternative to traditional firms by providing better opportunities for our people and as a result, a better experience for our clients. Founded in 1972, DBR Engineering Consultants, Inc. has evolved into the premier MEP engineering firm in Texas, providing mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering services, as well as building commissioning, integrated technology, and security system consulting. DBR’s steady growth has been fueled by loyal clients who appreciate our willingness to listen, openminded approach to problem-solving, and relentless commitment to service. Now, more than 48 years later, DBR has a team of over 150 professionals in six cities across the State of Texas. While our history guides our growth, our talented team of consultants are focused on the future. We are helping to create healthy and comfortable environments that will stand the test of time.

MEP ENGINEERING

BUILDING COMMISSIONING

INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY

SUSTAINABILITY


+ K-12 EDUCATION We believe all children deserve to have access to high quality educational facilities and comfortable learning spaces where they can thrive. We strive to achieve the greatest energy efficiency possible while delivering systems that meet your district’s standards for maintenance and operation so more of your operating budget can go toward education and less towards utilities. Since the early 1980s, DBR has been working with public school districts in Texas.

Today, our primary focus is educational facilities and we understand the many challenges that face public school districts, including the importance for controlling project budgets and delivering projects on schedule. DBR has the experience to deliver exceptional MEP engineering solutions that best fit your needs.

+ PROJECT TYPES

+ FACILITIES THAT WORK

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

MIDDLE SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL

CAREER-FOCUSED

SPORTS FACILITY

For most, a building works when it’s “behind the scenes” systems do their job quietly in the background without objectionable noise and making occupants uncomfortable. Buildings used for educating our young people need to do better. Educational facilities need to be safe, secure, comfortable, flexible, and maintainable for the long haul. This is what we do. The growth of STEM and magnet schools with a focus on careers indicate school administrators are tuned into workforce needs and are helping students find the best paths to their futures. In these facilities, the building can even be a teaching tool. At DBR, we are proud to be a part of improving the learning environment across the State of Texas and Making Life Better.

Randy Curry, PE, LEED AP, CxA President | CEO

D. Zac Morton, PE, LEED AP Partner

rcurry@dbrinc.com 713.914.0888

zmorton@dbrinc.com 210.546.0200


+ BUILDING COMMISSIONING DBR launched our Commissioning Division in 2005 by commissioning the first public school in Texas to be LEED Certified. Since then, millions of dollars have been saved by building owners who have experienced shorter startup, schedule adherence, fewer hidden problems, and peak building performance from day one.

Every building is a unique structure with a unique set of requirements for the owner and users. We understand this dynamic of the built environment, take it into account with each project, and provide tailored commissioning plans that cover the spectrum of all building systems requirements.

HVAC SYSTEMS

ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

PLUMBING SYSTEMS

Chilled/Hot Water Plants Air Handling Units Energy Recovery Ventilation Systems Building Automation Hydronic Pumping

Lighting Control Systems Communication Daylight Harvesting Stand-by Power Fire Alarm

Hot Water Systems Water Pumping Piping Systems


THIS AIN’T OUR FIRST RODEO, Y’ALL. Educational facilities are a class of engineering design all their own, and they offer challenges that we love to take on. Please take a look at our partial K-12 Education experience:

PROJECT

LOCATION

ARCHITECT

SIZE

Alamo Heights ISD – 2017 Bond Program

San Antonio, Texas

LPA Design Studios

$135 million

Angleton ISD – Angleton HS Natatorium & Aquatic Facility

Angleton, Texas

Kirksey Architecture

26,500 SF

Bryan ISD – Stephen F. Austin Middle School Complex

Bryan, Texas

PBK Architects, Inc.

252,429 SF

Bryan ISD – Sul Ross Elementary School

Bryan, Texas

Stantec Inc.

70,291 SF

Clear Creek ISD – Campbell Elementary School

League City, Texas

VLK Architects

130,000 SF

Clear Creek ISD – League City Elementary School

League City, Texas

VLK Architects

106,000 SF

Conroe ISD – Conroe High School

Conroe, Texas

PBK Architects, Inc.

93,800 SF

Conroe ISD – Clark Elementary School

Conroe, Texas

Texas-IBI Group, Inc.

125,121 SF

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD – Jodie Blair Smith Middle School

Houston, Texas

Stantec Inc.

240,000 SF

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD – Watkins Middle School

Houston, Texas

PBK Architects, Inc.

212,575 SF

Dripping Springs ISD – Elementary School No. 5

Dripping Springs, Texas

Corgan Associates

110,000 SF

East Central ISD – New Elementary School

St. Hedwig, Texas

LPA Design Studios

94,000 SF

Galena Park ISD – Galena Park Elementary School

Galena Park, Texas

PBK Architects, Inc.

95,000 SF

Galena Park ISD – Woodland Acres Elementary School

Houston, Texas

Smith and Company Architects

79,600 SF

Humble ISD – Middle School No. 10

Humble, Texas

Joiner Architects

205,391 SF

Judson ISD – Veterans Memorial High School

San Antonio, Texas

PBK Architects, Inc.

80,000 SF

Montgomery ISD – New Middle School

Montgomery, Texas

Huckabee, Inc.

210,943 SF

New Braunfels ISD – Voss Farms Elementary School

New Braunfels, Texas

Stantec Inc.

93,150 SF

New Braunfels ISD – New Middle School

New Braunfels, Texas

Stantec Inc.

190,000 SF

New Caney ISD – District Natatorium

New Caney, Texas

Stantec Inc.

28,000 SF

New Caney ISD – Infinity Early College High School

New Caney, Texas

Stantec Inc.

40,000 SF

Socorro ISD – Cactus Trails Elementary School

El Paso, Texas

VLK Architects

128,000 SF

Socorro ISD – Socorro High School

El Paso, Texas

VLK Architects

500,000 SF

Socorro ISD – Student Athletic Center (SAC)

El Paso, Texas

HKS, Inc.

8,000 Seats

Spring Branch ISD – Hunters Creek Elementary School

Houston, Texas

Pfluger Associates Architects

700 Students

Spring Branch ISD – Memorial High School

Houston, Texas

Stantec Inc.

140,000 SF


GRAND OAKS HIGH SCHOOL CONROE ISD | PBK ARCHITECTS

DBR worked with PBK Architects on Conroe ISD’s sixth high school, Grand Oaks High School, located in Montgomery County. The 530,000 sf campus has the capacity for 3,000 students and consists of a three-story classroom wing, auditorium, band/orchestra/choir halls, library, cafeteria, kitchen, CTE labs, three gymnasiums, athletic facilities, and locker rooms. The HVAC system has an energy-efficient central chiller and boiler plants. Campus lighting utilizes LED fixtures with occupancy space sensors, as well as daylighting controls to conserve energy. Security & Technology Infrastructure includes structured cabling, access control, video surveillance, intrusion detection, network electronics, IP phone system, classroom integrated A/V systems, distributed antenna system for emergency, and first responder radio system.

HIGH SCHOOL

530,000 SF

CONROE, TEXAS


Fort Bend ISD – James Patterson Elementary School | Richmond, Texas | Huckabee | LEED Silver


LEGACY STADIUM & SUPPORT FACILITIES KATY ISD | HKS ARCHITECTS & VLK ARCHITECTS

DBR teamed up with HKS Architects and VLK Architects to provide mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and integrated technology services for Katy ISD’s new Legacy Stadium. What the stadium lacks in size it makes up for in quality. The 12,000-seat facility includes a 1.5K sf Jumbotron, private rentable boxes, and provides Katy ISD a multipurpose second stadium that benefits 77,000+ students enrolled in the district.

SPORTS FACILITY

12,000 SEATS

KATY, TEXAS


+ CUSTOM-FIT SOLUTIONS DBR has provided engineering services to public school districts across the State of Texas. Every school district has specific needs, facility and maintenance criteria, and facility budgets. We understand the factors that impact construction and operating costs and will tailer the MEP systems to optimize performance for your students and faculty and maintainability for your personnel.

BEL AIR HIGH SCHOOL ADDITION

BRAZOSWOOD HIGH SCHOOL

WESTGREEN TRANSPORTATION CENTER

FLEX 20 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

WESTLAKE HIGH SCHOOL AQUATIC FACILITY

WEST MEMORIAL JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

Ysleta ISD | MNK Architects

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD | VLK Architects

Eanes ISD | Stantec

Brazosport ISD | VLK Architects

Conroe ISD | Texas-IBI Group

Katy ISD | Stantec


Houston ISD – Milby High School | Houston, Texas | Kirksey Architecture | 2019 Caudill Award Winner | LEED Silver


BRIDGELAND HIGH SCHOOL

CYPRESS-FAIRBANKS ISD | TEXAS-IBI GROUP DBR provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and integrated technology services for this 573,468 sf high school in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD. The new facility was uniquely designed with a two-story wing that includes the auditorium, dressing rooms, and indoor athletics area, as well as a fourstory academic wing that includes classrooms and collaboration spaces. Several of the classrooms are structured to change from a smaller single classroom to open up into larger joint classrooms for a unique style of learning and collaboration. Bridgeland High School is the tallest CypressFairbanks ISD academic building and our design included a central utility plant building. This project is registered as a TX-CHPS designed school.

HIGH SCHOOL

573,468 SF

CYPRESS, TEXAS


WALNUT SPRINGS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DRIPPING SPRINGS ISD | CORGAN ASSOCIATES

DBR is working with Corgan on the design replacement of Walnut Springs Elementary School. The HVAC design consists of an energy-efficient geothermal heat pump system coupled with dedicated outside air units (DOAS). Bi-polar ionization is used to purify the indoor air, providing a healthy environment. The design intends to meet the client’s desire for a low Energy Use Intensity (EUI) building that is simple to maintain and fit within the proposed project budget. Our team also designed and specified the communication cabling systems, classroom A/V systems, video surveillance, and access control systems. The new school strikes a balance between a light-hearted setting and a high-performance educational environment and will include a courtyard, library, gym, and cafeteria.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

110,000 SF

DRIPPING SPRINGS, TEXAS


Houston ISD – Sam Houston High School | Houston, Texas | Stantec | LEED Silver


Cypress-Fairbanks ISD | Jim & Pam Wells Elementary School | Cypress, Texas | Texas-IBI Group


ENERGY INSTITUTE HIGH SCHOOL HOUSTON ISD | VLK ARCHITECTS

DBR and VLK Architects teamed up to design Houston ISD’s newest magnet school and the first “energy” school in the nation, paving the way for students to the energy industry. Located in Houston’s Third Ward, Energy Institute High School features a learning courtyard with a collaboration area and outdoor instructional spaces. The design supports a technology-rich campus, and all classrooms are flexible and equipped with smart, interactive monitors. DBR designed the HVAC system to utilize a Variable Refrigerant Flow System to air-condition the school with a Building Automation Controls System. Campus lighting uses occupancy sensors for a cost-effective solution that meets energy code requirements. This facility achieved LEED Silver and was awarded the 2019 Citation of Excellence by Learning by Design Magazine.

HIGH SCHOOL

115,105 SF

HOUSTON, TEXAS


STERLING AVIATION HIGH SCHOOL HOUSTON ISD | STANTEC

DBR provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, integrated technology, and LEED consulting services for the new 252,000 sf Sterling Aviation High School. The campus replaced facilities that were built in 1965 and prepares students for success beyond high school through a unique program that couples classroom instruction and real-world automotive work experience. The educational spaces have a fluid form and function—walls move, visibility is high, and students choose their workspaces. The aviation program offers flight simulators, mechanical and airframe studies, and maintenance education. It also boasts the country’s first hangar owned by a school district. Visible to the community, the school has a nurturing and inspirational environment that champions education as a vehicle for success.

CAREER-FOCUSED

252,000 SF

HOUSTON, TEXAS


Pleasanton ISD – Pleasanton Elementary School | Pleasanton, Texas | LPA Design Studios


Cypress-Fairbanks ISD – Westgreen Transportation Center | Cypress, Texas | VLK Architects


LAKE CREEK HIGH SCHOOL MONTGOMERY ISD | HUCKABEE

DBR is pleased to have worked with Huckabee on a new 350,000 sf, stateof-the-art campus to serve as Montgomery ISD’s second high school. Lake Creek High School is designed to serve 900 students in grades 9-11 with plans for expansion as enrollment increases. DBR provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection design, as well as construction administration services for the new complex. The campus is designed along a “main street corridor” that connects the media center/library and academic wing to public core components, including fine arts, athletics, and CTE programs. The two-story classroom wings are grouped in a flexible arrangement that supports multi-disciplinary programming, with one-story core areas including an auditorium, two practice gyms, and a competition gym.

HIGH SCHOOL

355,000 SF

MONTGOMERY, TEXAS


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