RTM offers a culture that places emphasis on the continued education, mentorship, and hands-on experience it takes to truly grow as a professional at any level in this industry. We practice this every day at our different locations to ensure all of our team members continue to grow and build their knowledge within their desired fields.
To that end, RTM is pleased to announce that we are an American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education System (CES) Approved Provider. We are excited for the opportunity to provide our expertise and industry knowledge to help educate the architecture community.
The face-to-face courses can be held at your office on a day and time of your choosing. Below are a list of the courses that we are currently offering. If you don’t see a course that interests you, please feel free to suggest a topic as we are committed to constantly developing new and thought-provoking course material.
Obtaining LEED Points in Plumbing: (1HSW credit)
Achieving LEED certification for your project is a valuable yet costly investment for the owner, especially if you are not aware of the varying ranges of cost per each prerequisite and point in the rating system. By taking this course, you will be able to understand the various plumbing cost perspectives on the LEED scorecard and recommend the best fit for your project. From taking this course, you will:
- Gain an in-depth understanding of water and energy conservation in LEED projects.
- Learn about smart fixture placement to conserve water and energy.
- Gain a greater understanding of technology and design of solar water heating, rainwater harvesting and water-reuse.
- Be able to identify the cost to employ each LEED point in water and energy related to plumbing.
Elevator System Design Elements: (1HSW credit)
As the built environment is trending towards urbanization and less on suburban sprawl, a greater need for maximizing land usage has arisen. The most efficient way to accomplish this is to build up instead of out. Building taller requires architectural teams to design vertical transportation systems that move occupants safely and efficiently. The purpose of this course is to focus on the design elements relevant to MEP/FP systems necessary to allow these vertical systems to operate properly in all conditions. From taking this course, you will:
- Be able to identify requirements for proper elevator machine room design as it relates to ventilation, cooling, power, lighting and fire alarm.
- Be able to understand the conditions where elevator smoke purge is required and not required.
- Be able to better understand requirements of relevant code sections, which will facilitate informed professional discussions with developers, contractors and owners.
- Gain knowledge of vertical transportation system requirements for both high-rise and non-high-rise applications along with the operational objectives for each.
Elements of Generator Design: (1HSW credit)
Clients spend significant capital dollars for consultants to design and construction teams to implement these code required systems that run during only emergency conditions. In more recent years, generator use has shifted away from the idle code required systems of the past to more robust systems that involve complete facility back-up, peak shaving of utility costs, alternative power generation, and co-generation. This paradigm shift has been the result of fluctuating energy costs and the ever increasing need for redundant data storage facilities to satisfy the global information community. The purpose of this course is to focus on the design elements relevant to MEP/FP systems necessary to allow these vital generator systems to exist within the built environment. From taking this course, you will:
- Understand the differences among code required generator systems, facility back-up generator systems, co-generation and on-site power production.
- Know what the requirements are for proper generator design as it relates to ventilation, cooling, power, lighting and fire alarm, fuel storage options, and flue design.
- Gain a general knowledge of location and space requirements of various generator system types.
- Gain a better understanding of the requirements of relevant code sections, which will enable participants with the ability to have professional discussions with developers, contractors and owners.
If you’re interested in scheduling a course with RTM, please contact Jessica Neff at Jessica.email@example.com to learn more.