Perhaps one of the most overlooked components of a building is well functioning utilities. Oftentimes, heating, air conditioning, clean running water, and working smoke detectors are taken for granted. When designing a facility, the goal is to make sure that heating, air conditioning, plumbing, and fire protection function so well that they go unnoticed. RPA provides standard and specialized mechanical services in HVAC, Plumbing, and Fire Protection to ensure that your facility operates as expected. We have a capable team of engineers, designers, and project managers ready to help on your next facilities project.
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) are an important component of maintaining a building and keeping the environment within the building comfortable and safe. Different types of facilities have different HVAC needs depending on the purpose and function of that facility. These requirements could involve the calculations for the size of installing a new air handling unit within an existing building or designing duct work for a new building. Most facilities also require design for equipment like boilers and other heating and cooling systems.
Some facilities also require specialized HVAC services. These specialized services could include clean rooms, laboratories, data centers, medical centers, and cooling towers. Additionally, there also a variety of means to generate heat and cooling for a building such as radiant and geothermal and hydraulic. HVAC designs.
In addition to heating and cooling systems, another feature needed in any facility is adequate plumbing. There are a wide variety of plumbing needs for different facilities. These services could include basic needs such as sizing and distribution. Additionally, it could include covering other utilities such as reverse osmosis and deionized water for special applications in hospitals, laboratories, or manufacturing facilities.
Another necessity for buildings is sufficient fire protection needs are met. Adequate fire protection can vary depending on the type of building. Fire protection systems need to be designed to include sprinkler, standpipes, and pumps. Some specialty fire protection may be required as well for certain facilities like warehouses, which require special fire protection for storage of items. A working fire protection system through design and analysis of codes is vital to ensuring all people within a facility are kept safe.
RPA offers a variety of mechanical services for both new and existing facilities. These services range from standard mechanical facilities design to advanced and specialized designs for laboratory and medical facilities.