Residential building

Meeting Ventilation Requirements in High-Rise Residential Buildings

RTM Engineering Consultants proactively designs efficient and innovative mechanical systems, and our engineers work diligently to satisfy both energy goals for building owners and comfort requirements for building occupants. Our mechanical team leverages a broad range of experiences in all aspects of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and energy efficiency. Proper ventilation is essential in residential…

New Guide Alert: Download our latest guide to learn about the dangers of arc flash hazards & how to protect workers

In today’s safety conscious environment, there is growing concern and increased discussion regarding arc flash hazards. An arc flash event can expel large amounts of deadly energy in the form of a super-heated ball of gas, with arc flash temperatures reaching as high as 35 thousand degrees Fahrenheit. Without proper precautions, it can have deadly…

Improving Patient Experience through Hospital Design and Planning

According to a report by the American Hospital Association (AHA) and American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), patient experience is heavily influenced by three factors: a caring staff, patient-centered operations and a well-designed facility. Results from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey have helped to show that improved patient experience…

Nurse Tracking Systems: Improving Workflow Efficiency & Patient Experience

RTM Engineering Consultants understands that healthcare facilities are among the most complex structures to build; the systems to support them require specialized knowledge and expertise. Our team leverages years of experience to advise healthcare clients on which systems can best provide operational efficiencies and bolster patient satisfaction. For example, nurse tracking technology has been shown…

RTM Outlines Considerations for Designing a Safe & Efficient Elevator System: Part One

RTM Engineering Consultants (RTM) is seeing a growing trend towards architectural projects that focus on building upward instead of sprawling outward due to limited land, particularly in urban areas. Designing multi-story buildings requires architectural and engineer teams to carefully plan elevator systems that meet current safety standards, as well as address the unique needs of…

Project Showcase: Conserve II Water Reclamation Facility, City of Orlando, Fla.

RTM provided MEP/FP engineering services and pre-design studies to develop a budget and control costs for a multi-phase project at an existing water reclamation facility. The scope included an oversight of maintenance work of the electrical systems, electrical system studies and new upgrades for the wastewater treatment facility. RTM partnered with ERMCO electrical contractors for…

Managing the Complexities of Natatoriums – Part Two

Rounding out a two-part series, RTM Principal Doug Brewer shares his expertise on natatoriums, frequently referred to as indoor swimming pools. In the first post, Brewer shared the complexities of natatoriums and outlined the importance of preventing condensation and achieving desirable indoor air quality. In the second installment Brewer highlights the importance of creating optimum…

Managing the Complexities of Natatoriums – Part One

In a two-part series, RTM Principal Doug Brewer shares his expertise on natatoriums, commonly referred to as indoor swimming pools. In this post, Brewer shares the complexities of natatoriums and outlines the importance of preventing condensation and achieving desirable indoor air quality. Natatoriums are complex buildings that involve several unique design considerations. Providing a safe,…

HVAC Systems: Controlling Noise and Vibration

Proper system design can mitigate noise and vibration levels from heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Meeting the sound expectations of building owners and occupants is important and can be particularly challenging when HVAC systems are located in close proximity to occupied spaces. In HVAC systems, vibrations are the source of the noise, and…