Building technologies and work spaces are constantly evolving, and recognizing the need for change and taking the steps to offer spaces that accommodate these advances for tenants can help a building standout amongst its competition and ultimately increase occupancy. There are a plethora of benefits for building managers to retaining an external MEP engineering team who can assist in ensuring that all the building needs are being met and that tenants are fully satisfied.
Strong professional relationship
By consistently utilizing an external MEP engineering firm, the engineers develop a strong working relationship with the on-site building team. This collaboration will save the building manager time and money when projects arise. Instead of sifting through proposals each time a project comes up, the building team will have one MEP firm they can return to and be confident in the quality of work that will be performed. Because there is a professional history, the consultant can provide reduced rates and will be able to work seamlessly with the on-site building engineer, creating an efficient process from start to finish.
RTM takes this relationship one step further by delivering a dedicated team that is on-call to provide consultation regardless of how big or small the issue.
Building & local expertise
When an external building engineering team is brought on as a preferred partner, the team gains a comprehensive understanding of the base building systems and the various floor layouts so future projects can be completed in a timelier and more cost efficient manner. While some engineers may rely only on existing drawings to gain familiarity with the building, RTM takes a proactive approach from the get go and continues with this approach throughout the entirety of the project. RTM engineers perform an initial site visit to analyze and document the existing conditions and perform walk throughs and punch lists at the end of a project to create a successful process for all parties involved.
Locality is also crucial when considering a partnership with an outside MEP firm, since having a team nearby means that projects can be attended to quickly and efficiently. In addition, local firms have strong relationships with city officials and inspectors as well as a deep understanding of local codes and building standards that would impact a project’s success. With six offices in three states, RTM has the capacity and the knowledge of local codes and standards to serve as the building engineer in several Midwestern locations.
RTM provides MEP engineering for commercial projects of all shapes and sizes including tenant improvements, build outs, renovations, building assessments and new construction projects. RTM embodies the above benefits and uses the proactive approach to deliver cost-efficient and accurate results. To learn more about RTM’s commercial engineering services, click here.