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Q&A With Principal, Curt Jones

by Kat Phelps, Marketing Manager
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N. Curtis Jones

Curt is the Principal of JonesDBR Engineering, a firm which he founded in 2010 along with Randy Curry, PE, LEED AP, CxA. Jones DBR is a certified State of Texas Historically Underutilized Business focused on building systems for higher education clients in Texas.

Today, JonesDBR is a well-established firm serving higher education institutions all around the State. JonesDBR provides engineering services for mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, technology, and security systems, as well as building systems commissioning. Curt oversees the firm’s technical and project management functions. He is devoted to continually increasing the firm’s technical expertise and understanding including strengthening long term relationships with institutional clients. Curt has over 40 years of design, project management, testing, troubleshooting, and commissioning of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.

Q&A with Curt

Q: As a Principal and leader in the firm, What do you consider your primary responsibility with JonesDBR?

A: As Principal, my primary responsibility is to develop and utilize our available resources to grow our foundation and set the standard for making JonesDBR a successful organization.

Q: How are MEP systems adapting to the current challenges Higher Education facilities face in today’s ever-changing learning environment?

A: In the last decade, HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection, and Technology systems have been changing at an ever-increasing rate. Higher Education Facilities are also changing rapidly. As lecture classrooms disappear and collaboration spaces emerge, the demands for the infrastructure are increasing. Cleaner power, cleaner air, low or no touch fixtures, and appliances all utilize newer technologies that we are employing to design flexible, comfortable, safe, environments that meet the newer demands and can be maintained by the institutional staff.

Q: Describe your vision for JonesDBR in the next 5-10 years.

A: My goal for JonesDBR is to continuously enrich our staff to increase their understanding of the systems we design and to increase their understanding of the methods and goals of our institutional clients, thus fine-tuning and expanding our skills to meet the needs of our clients.

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N. Curtis Jones