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Fourth& Earns AEGB 5-Star Rating!

We are happy to share that the Fourth& project has achieved a 5-Star rating from the Austin Energy Green Building (AEGB) program – the highest […]

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Getting It Right: HVAC Load Considerations For Your Next Building

Anticipating cooling and heating loads is an essential stage in HVAC design. Underestimate and your system may not be able to maintain a comfortable environment. […]

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Which Terminal Unit (VAV Box) is Right for Me?

Multiple zone Variable Air Volume (VAV) systems are very popular in commercial developments today. These systems utilize main air handlers to provide conditioned air to […]

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Construction Update: Omni Barton Creek Resort

Construction is underway the $150 million dollar transformation to the Omni Barton Creek Resort in southwest Austin, Texas. The project consists of an elevated tennis court, […]

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Open or Closed? Does My Parking Garage Require Exhaust?

“Is the parking garage open or closed?” This is, and should be, one of the first questions asked by MEP engineers when a project containing […]

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How Do I Obtain Gas Service For My Commercial Development in The City of Austin?

The process of obtaining gas service in The City of Austin can be a long process.  It is important to start the application process early […]

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Color Rendering Index (CRI) – How To Make The Right Choice For Your Next Project

With the rapid increase in demand for LED lighting products, the market has exploded with options. How does the consumer figure out what to choose […]

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Lighting Color Temperature Strategies for the Home and Office

As LED light fixtures are becoming more popular, color temperature selection is becoming more important for building owners, project designers, and electrical engineers. Here are […]

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Inc. 5000 Award

BIG RED DOG is pleased to announce that we’ve ranked #1316 on of the Inc. 5000 list. Each year for 36 years, Inc. has recognized the fastest-growing […]

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LED Dimming Does Not Have to be so Hard

Dimming lamps can be extremely beneficial to a project.  In order to comply with the energy code, lights need to have the ability to dim […]

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The Importance of Fire and Smoke Dampers in Your Building’s Fire Protection System

The fire protection system is a vital piece of a building’s infrastructure. Fire protection systems can help manage or extinguish fire, aid in occupant evacuation, […]

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Coming Soon: Residences at Folio West

BIG RED DOG is working with LRK Architects, Jordan Foster Construction and Patrinely Group Development on the Folio West project located at 2525 Citywest Boulevard […]

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Energy Saving Tips for High-Rise Apartment Buildings in Texas

As the major Texas metros grow, the demand for high-rise apartment buildings continues to climb.  In Dallas, Houston, and Austin columns of high rises are […]

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Just Opened: Hyatt Place at Austin Bergstrom International Airport

BIG RED DOG worked with LK Architecture, Journeyman Construction and Noble Surveying & Engineering Works on the Hyatt Place Hotel located at 9532 Spirit of […]

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What Is A Municipal Setting Designation?

A municipal Setting Designation essentially addresses shallow groundwater contamination under redeveloping properties, while protecting human health, the environment and the city’s drinking water supply. Several […]

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An In-Depth Look at Active Chilled Beams

All local MEP offices have one thing in common, and that is the challenge of determining the best and most efficient way to cool buildings […]

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Pad Mounted Transformers in the City of Austin: Frequently Asked Questions

  At BIG RED DOG we often receive questions about utility transformers and how they interact with the footprint of a new, and sometimes existing, building. […]

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Are you seriously going to put that huge fan in my building?

Whether a fan, air handler or ductwork, mechanical equipment is BIG. It has the single largest impact on space allocation of all MEP systems. It […]

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Where can panelboards and load centers be located in my building?

A panelboard (also sometimes referred to as a load center) is an enclosure which contains overcurrent devices such as fuses or circuit breakers. In a […]

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Professional Credentials for Civil Engineers, Part 3: Exploiting Your Niche

This is the final part of a 3 Part Series on Professional Credentials for Civil Engineers (Read 1 and 2). Civil Engineering is a large […]

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