Electrical Codes & Standards Within Healthcare

RTM Engineering Consultants has an expansive healthcare portfolio. Whether it is understanding varying codes from state to state, working within existing conditions, or accommodating the specific needs of hospital staff, we understand and meet the unique challenges of each healthcare client. Because RTM recognizes the impact every design decision has on patient care, the facility,…

The Importance of MEP Systems in MRI Suites

Within a hospital, needs vary significantly by department and specialty treatment area; RTM Engineering Consultants understands each area’s unique specifications and requirements involving mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP), and fire protection (FP) systems. In a recent whitepaper, The Importance of MEP Systems in MRI Suites, RTM highlights the importance of effective MEP design to ensure medical…

Top 4 AEC Industry Headlines in February

Each month RTM explores the top news stories affecting the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) communities. This month in AEC news: An assessment of the business of LEDs found that the industry is being driven forward by lower adoption costs and increasingly good performance; SUNY Polytechnic and the U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium have launched the…

RTM Project Update: Abe and Ida Cooper Center Achieves LEED Gold Certification

The Abe and Ida Cooper Center recently achieved LEED Gold certification. RTM Engineering Consultants provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection (MEP/FP) design for this project—an 18,500-square-foot family services facility that features an indoor play area for children; offices for therapists and other qualified personnel; classrooms; and additional staff and support spaces, such as pantries,…

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Top 3 AEC Industry Headlines: November

Each month RTM explores the top news stories affecting the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) communities. This month in AEC news: Healthcare facilities overcoming challenges related to reducing costs while continuing to improve patient comfort with energy efficient designs; IrisVR launches apps that allow AEC professionals to instantly visualize, explore, and share 3D models with…

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Advice for Engineers: Tip Four – Provide Weekly Project Updates to Clients

The team members at RTM Engineering Consultants are advocates of both internal and external training that benefit employees throughout the company. We offer the continued education, mentorship, and hands-on experience it takes to truly grow as a professional in this industry. Our team is encouraged to participate in various seminars and gain professional development hours…

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Top Ways MEP Engineering Services Can Make Older Buildings More Efficient: Part Two

  From implementing a retro-commissioning strategy to exploring incentive programs, RTM Engineering Consultants leverages expertise for clients. Although sustainability is important as it relates to new construction, it also should be a priority when updating older buildings. With the changing demands in an environment of growing energy costs, RTM’s Sustainability Studio focuses specifically on providing…

Top Ways MEP Engineering Services Can Make Older Buildings More Efficient: Part One

From energy modeling to implementing a retro-commissioning strategy, RTM Engineering Consultants leverages expertise for clients. Sustainability is important as it relates to new construction – however, it also should be a priority when updating older buildings. To satisfy the changing demands in an environment of growing energy costs, RTM focuses specifically on providing clean, efficient…

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…

Whitepaper Detailing Lighting Control Updates to the International Energy Conservation Code

RTM Engineering Consultants has published a whitepaper titled, “Understanding the Impact of IECC Updates on Lighting Controls.” “This publication underscores the progress being made toward conservation of energy,” stated Aaron Burch, associate at RTM. “The 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) increases energy efficiency markedly from the previous years’ versions – and it is important…