RTM Engineering Consultants, LLC: Canadian National Training Center

New construction of an educational facility; office building

08/17/2015


Figure 1: CN Training Center, Café. Courtesy: Harris ArchitectsEngineering firm: RTM Engineering Consultants, LLC
2015 MEP Giants rank: 87
Project: Canadian National Training Center
Address: Homewood, Ill., United States
Building type: Educational facility; Office building
Project type: New construction
Engineering services: Electrical, power; Fire, life safety; HVAC, mechanical; Lighting; Plumbing, piping
Project timeline: 11/11/2012 to 9/28/2014
MEP/FP budget: $72,800

Challenges

Figure 2: CN Training Center, Lounge. Courtesy: Harris ArchitectsThe design encompassed a wide variety of room types including common areas, gathering areas, presentation rooms, offices, conference rooms, cafeteria, and training areas. The project also included outdoor areas with site lighting.

Solutions

Extensive coordination took place between the civil engineering team to assure existing routing of utilities and for the location of the new services into the building. Coordination of load calculations with the local utility team was important to ensure proper electrical-service sizing. A natural gas generator was designed and implemented to back up the life safety systems.



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