Throwback Thursday: top 5 BIG RED DOG blog posts of 2016

February 16, 2017 by Kelly Daacon

We’re now into the full swing of 2017 and it’s been busier than ever at BIG RED DOG. Looking back on 2016, we worked on amazing projects and also welcomed many new team members. 2016 also ushered in quite a few changes – from naming a new Chief Operating Officer to launching a structural engineering practice, we championed some big initiatives and are bringing the same motivation to this upcoming year. In 2017, we want to create blog content for you – the developer, architect, aspiring engineer, ultimately the RAVING FAN reader. What do you want to know about land development in Texas? Are you curious to hear career advice from our leaders? Let us know!

As we work to produce new and informative blog posts, feel free to browse our archives. Let’s take a look at the 5 most popular posts of 2016!

  1. What are the plumbing requirements for an elevator pit in the City of Austin

    What are some of the elevator discharge regulations within the City of Austin?

    In the City of Austin, elevator discharge must comply with the requirements set forth by the City of Austin Industrial Waste Department.  This department will review substantially complete plans to verify that elevator discharge is compliant with their standards. Continue reading here.

  2. When are fire protection standpipes required to be installed in commercial buildings? What type should be installed?

    What are standpipe systems for fire protection?

    Standpipe systems are permanent piping systems, and associated equipment, that transports water from a reliable water source to designated areas of a building where hoses can be deployed for fire- fighting. Continue reading here.

  3. What is a VRF Air Conditioning System?

    What is a Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) air conditioning system?

    In laymen’s terms, VRF systems are essentially larger, more complex, versions of direct expansion (DX) split systems much like the one you likely have in your home. Continue reading here.

  4. Ductwork. To hide or not to hide. That is the question.

    Ductwork is a network of pathways built to distribute conditioned air from the HVAC unit (s) to the building environment.  Air conditioning and ductwork go hand in hand. Other than a few special HVAC system types, you can’t have one without the other. Continue reading here.

  5. BIG RED DOG launches new Structural Engineering Practice

    Award-Winning Texas Engineering Firm Starts Structural Engineering Practice to Serve Private and Municipal Clients; Names Arnaud Thibonnier, P.E., S.E. as Director of Structural Services. Continue reading here.

    Founded in 2009, BIG RED DOG is a Texas-based civil engineering firm specializing in civil, MEP, structural and traffic engineering, permitting, and land use consulting for real estate and natural resource development.

    We provide our clients with the very best engineering and land use consulting services in the State of Texas; at BIG RED DOG, Service is not a Commodity. Contact us today to see how we can help you!

Written by Kelly Daacon

Kelly Daacon

Kelly Daacon, P.E. is the Marketing Director for BIG RED DOG, responsible for marketing, branding, design, content, and digital media initiatives for the firm. Kelly graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Texas. In his spare time, he enjoys running at Lady Bird Lake and hanging with his crazy dog Shiner. Kelly and his wife live in east Austin.