Top 3 Commercial Lighting Design Trends in 2017

RTM Engineering Consultants has provided MEP/FP engineering for millions of square feet of building assessments, tenant improvements, build-outs, renovations, and new construction projects for commercial applications. Our specialized electrical engineering expertise reaches across the full range of electrical service technologies, from power quality, high-voltage networks, to switchboards and uninterrupted power supplies. With the constant advancement…

RTM Project Retail at The Fields Breaks Ground

RTM Engineering Consultants provided civil engineering services for a mixed-use development in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood known as ‘The Fields’. The 1.4 million-square-foot former Marshall Field’s warehouse is being renovated to include over 200,000 square feet of retail amenities, up to 450,000 square feet of office space, industrial warehouse space, and 700 indoor parking stalls.…

Project Showcase: Ann Arbor High-Rise Residential Complex

RTM Engineering Consultants provided MEP/FP engineering services for a new 12-story, 131,181-square-foot residential complex in the heart of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Because Ann Arbor requires buildings to meet a set minimum as it relates to energy efficiency, sustainability was top-of-mind for the 124-unit project. The complex houses a variety of layouts, including studios, two-, three-,…

RTM Engineering Consultants’ Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative Project Receives AIA/HUD Secretary Award

The project also was recognized for Architectural Excellence in Community Design by the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation RTM Engineering Consultants, a trusted engineering consulting partner to some of the nation’s most respected architectural firms and Fortune 500 companies, is proud to announce that the Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative (DA+HC) has won the AIA/HUD Secretary…

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

Electrical power requirements when designing for high rises In a new elevator design blog series, RTM Engineering Consultants delves into mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) considerations as well as fire protection factors related to designing safe and efficient elevator systems. The trend to build upward continues due to land restraints in urban areas. Because of…

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…

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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…

FLATS No. 800, Chicago, IL

RTM is providing the design of MEP/FP systems for the redevelopment of the Bush Temple of Music, a building on the National Register of Historic Places in Chicago. The 107,200-square-foot building, designed in the French Renaissance Revival “Chateauesque” style by J.E.O. Pridmore, was completed in 1902 and provided space for cultural events and tenants involved…

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,…