First session geared towards architects striving to meet and exceed sustainability goals
RTM Engineering Consultants, a trusted engineering consulting partner to some of the nation’s most respected architectural firms and Fortune 500 companies, announced today that it will host a monthly webinar where members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) can earn continuing education credits.
“Being an approved CES provider for AIA aligns with our culture at RTM and we take pride in being a trusted resource for professionals in the industry,” said RTM CEO Tony Mirchandani. “We believe continuing education, mentorship, and hands-on experience shape our team members and their career paths; sharing our expertise with architects is a natural extension and we welcome the opportunity.”
The monthly web broadcasts will be led by RTM expert engineers. See below for additional information about the topics being covered.
JULY: Accomplishing Your Sustainability Goals – DE
WHEN: Tuesday, July 26, 2 p.m. EST / 11 a.m. PT
WHY: This webinar addresses the need for buildings to accommodate the changing demands in an environment of growing energy costs. Examining various sustainable programs that achieve energy efficiencies in new construction and existing buildings, the web broadcast will also focus on keeping occupant satisfaction at the forefront. Participants will learn the benefits of each program and how they can be applied in the design and construction processes to realize a more holistic and sustainable project approach.
AUGUST: Top MEP Considerations When Designing for Elevator Systems – DE
WHEN: Tuesday, August 30
WHY: As the built environment moves toward urbanization and away from 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 webinar is to focus on the design elements relevant to MEP/FP systems necessary to allow these vertical systems to operate properly in all conditions.
SEPTEMBER: Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Systems 101 -DE
WHEN: Tuesday, September 27
WHY: All over the world, variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems have taken over as the market share for air conditioning in small, medium, and large buildings, both commercial and residential. Learn in greater detail the use and application of this technology and why it has become an industry leader around the world for use in AC systems.
OCTOBER: Building Envelope Design and Insulation – DE
WHEN: Tuesday, October 25
WHY: Readily known as what separates the interior and exterior of a structure, the building envelope can greatly impact the performance and efficiency of the building’s systems. This webinar aims to describe the different components of the building envelope and techniques that can be used to insulate in order to improve energy efficiency. The webinar will also help participants more fully understand current energy code requirements.