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+ K-12 EDUCATION
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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.
DALLAS EL PASO
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.
AUSTIN HOUSTON SAN ANTONIO
Now, 50 years later, DBR has a team of over 140 professionals in seven 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.
+ 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
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
+ 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.
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:
Alamo Heights ISD – 2017 Bond Program
San Antonio, Texas
LPA Design Studios
Angleton ISD – Angleton HS Natatorium & Aquatic Facility
Bryan ISD – Stephen F. Austin Middle School Complex
Bryan ISD – Sul Ross Elementary School
Clear Creek ISD – Campbell Elementary School
League City, Texas
Clear Creek ISD – League City Elementary School
League City, Texas
Conroe ISD – Conroe High School
Conroe ISD – Clark Elementary School
Cypress-Fairbanks ISD – Jodie Blair Smith Middle School
Cypress-Fairbanks ISD – Watkins Middle School
Dripping Springs ISD – Elementary School No. 5
Dripping Springs, Texas
East Central ISD – New Elementary School
St. Hedwig, Texas
LPA Design Studios
Fort Worth Country Day School
Fort Worth, Texas
Galena Park ISD – Galena Park Elementary School
Galena Park, Texas
Galena Park ISD – Woodland Acres Elementary School
Smith & Company Architects
Humble ISD – Middle School No. 10
Judson ISD – Veterans Memorial High School
San Antonio, Texas
Montgomery ISD – New Middle School
New Braunfels ISD – Voss Farms Elementary School
New Braunfels, Texas
New Braunfels ISD – New Middle School
New Braunfels, Texas
New Caney ISD – District Natatorium
New Caney, Texas
New Caney ISD – Infinity Early College High School
New Caney, Texas
Socorro ISD – Cactus Trails Elementary School
El Paso, Texas
Socorro ISD – Socorro High School
El Paso, Texas
Socorro ISD – Student Athletic Center (SAC)
El Paso, Texas
Spring Branch ISD – Memorial High School
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.
+ 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.
BRAZOSWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
DRIPPING SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL ADDITION
SAM HOUSTON HIGH SCHOOL
PLEASANTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
BEL AIR HIGH SCHOOL ADDITION
WEST MEMORIAL JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Brazosport ISD | VLK Architects
Houston ISD | LEED Silver | Stantec
Ysleta ISD | MNK Architects
Dripping Springs ISD | Corgan
Pleasanton ISD | LPA Design Studios
Katy ISD | Stantec
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.
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.
Houston ISD – Sam Houston High School | Houston, Texas | Stantec | LEED Silver
Fort Bend ISD – James Patterson Elementary School | Richmond, Texas | Huckabee | LEED Certified
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.
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.
Pleasanton ISD – Pleasanton Elementary School | Pleasanton, Texas | LPA Design Studios
Cypress-Fairbanks ISD – Westgreen Transportation Center | Cypress, Texas | VLK Architects
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.
BRAZOSWOOD HIGH SCHOOL CTE CENTER BRAZOSPORT ISD | VLK ARCHITECTS
DBR worked with VLK Architects on the newly constructed Brazoswood High School Career & Technical Education (CTE) Center in Clute, Texas. The 91,000 SF facility includes classrooms, laboratories, and program spaces for culinary arts, welding, manufacturing, veterinary technology, floral design, health sciences, information technology, and general STEM education. The building also features a business lab, a cosmetology lab, and a broadcasting studio. DBR provided MEP Engineering, Security, Technology, A/V Consulting, and Building Commissioning services for the new CTE Center. DBR has recently performed engineering services for a new 51,000 SF multi-sport Fieldhouse and additions and renovations to the existing 300,000 SF high school, all located on the same site.
John Cooper School – Rock Math & Science Center | The Woodlands, Texas | Ziegler Cooper Architects
El Paso ISD – Dr. Joseph Torres Elementary School | El Paso, Texas | ERO International
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.
DRIPPING SPRINGS, TEXAS
Houston ISD – Milby High School | Houston, Texas | Kirksey Architecture | 2019 Caudill Award Winner | LEED Silver
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Hays CISD Hidalgo ISD Hitchock ISD Houston ISD Huffman ISD Hull-Daisetta ISD Humble ISD Hunt ISD Huntsville ISD Industrial ISD Ingram ISD Iowa Park CISD Jourdanton ISD Judson ISD Katy ISD Kerrville ISD Killeen ISD Klein ISD Lackland ISD La Joya ISD La Porte ISD Lake Dallas ISD Lamar CISD Laredo ISD Lasara ISD Leon ISD Lewisville ISD Liberty ISD Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD Lytle ISD Magnolia ISD Manor ISD Marion ISD Mathis ISD McAllen ISD McMullen County ISD Mercedes ISD Mission CISD Montgomery ISD Navarro ISD Needville ISD New Braunfels ISD New Caney ISD New Waverly ISD Nixon-Smiley CISD North East ISD North Forest ISD Northside ISD Pasadena ISD Pearland ISD Pearsall ISD Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD Pflugerville ISD Pharr-San Juan-Alamo CISD Pleasanton ISD Point Isabel ISD Port Aransas ISD Port Arthur ISD
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Port Neches-Groves ISD Poteet ISD Poth ISD Premont ISD Refugio ISD Rice CISD Richards ISD Rio Grande City CISD Rio Hondo ISD Robstown ISD Roby ISD Roma ISD Rotan ISD Round Rock ISD Royal ISD San Angelo ISD San Antonio ISD San Diego ISD San Marcos CISD Santa Fe ISD Santa Gertrudis ISD Santa Rosa ISD Santa Fe ISD Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD Seguin ISD Sheldon ISD Shepherd ISD Simms ISD Sinton ISD Socorro ISD Somerset ISD Southwest ISD Splendora ISD Spring Branch ISD Spring ISD Stafford ISD Sweeny ISD Taft ISD Taylor ISD Texas City ISD The Woodlands ISD Tomball ISD Tuloso-Midway ISD United ISD Valley View ISD Van Vleck ISD Victoria ISD Vidor ISD Waller ISD West Orange-Cover CISD Weslaco ISD Wharton ISD Willis ISD Woodsboro ISD Yorktown ISD Ysleta ISD Zapata ISD
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