RTM Engineering Consultants has extensive experience designing fire protection systems for diverse building types and markets. Previously, RTM has provided fire protection consulting services to clients, including device layout, performance specification, and general scope documents. Now we are expanding our solutions and developing a new comprehensive fire protection studio.
The studio will offer clients the full scope of fire protection services, ranging from basic performance specifications to design build drawings to full installation, construction, and permitted drawings.
Phil Morales, Senior Fire Protection Engineer, joined RTM Engineering Consultants earlier this year after a 25-year career working on the construction side of fire protection. Morales brings a detailed understanding of fire protection systems to RTM, and he is working to expand the studio team and establish a comprehensive fire protection training program.
The fire protection studio will give clients the opportunity to hire RTM to manage the entire fire protection project, from coordination and design through completed construction. Having such comprehensive services means that clients that work with us won’t need to hire an outside fire protection company to do their design or installation, RTM can manage it completely.
“Unfortunately, it’s common to have construction delays because of fire protection holdups,” Morales said. “Fire protection contractors seem to come in toward the end of a project, after a building has been in construction for months. Then the engineers have to design sprinkler drawings, submit them for permitting, wait for approval, and get materials on-site to do the installation. If we’re able to offer clients fully designed, coordinated, and permitted drawings up front, we can ease that pressure and provide a huge benefit to the client.”
By streamlining the design, permitting, and installation process, we will help clients stay on schedule and on budget. And getting involved in the project during the early planning stages is an area where RTM can provide extra value.
Learn more about RTM’s fire protection services.