Engineers, by profession, are pledged to hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public in the performance of professional duties. As engineers who specialize in healthcare facility systems design, we have the expertise and experience to provide real solutions to our clients now, and to help prepare for future pandemic situations. For specific information on how we can help you ready your facility, please review the document below. We are here now to help.
No one understands better than healthcare facility professionals the urgency of the current COVID-19 situation.
As healthcare engineers we have a duty to protect public safety, and we understand your needs. Our teams are ready to help you develop the facilities strategies and action plans that we’re all going to need to get through this.
We’re here to help right now.
Mike McGann, 414.305-3137
TJ Erdman, 414.852.2416
Mike Hoadley, 262.724.6636
Suites for infectious patient surge capacity
Impacts of conversions of existing space
Temporary area upgrades
Remote testing and treatment facilities
Negative pressure evasive procedures, isolation rooms and support areas
Activating RD-designed prepared HVAC features
Fast-track design for fast-track construction
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Lubar Entrepreneurship Center, a project for which Ring & DuChateau provided systems design, has been awarded a Milwaukee Business Journal 2020 Real Estate Award.
Ring & DuChateau provided mechanical systems design, plumbing and fire protection systems design and electrical systems design including power distribution, lighting design and technology systems design. Continuum Architects and Planners served as the architect for the project.
The 19 award-winning projects were announced by the Milwaukee Business Journal March 25 and will be featured in the May 8 issue of the paper. Winners will be honored and Project of the Year will be awarded at an event this summer.
See the full article about Milwaukee Business Journal Real Estate Awards at https://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/news/2020/03/25/see-the-milwaukee-business-journals-2020-real.html
To keep our team safe and our clients’ projects moving forward, Ring & DuChateau Consulting Engineers are temporarily moving to home-based work teams. We will continue to be productive and connected, utilizing web-based options to do so.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions via email or phone (Brookfield – 414.778.1700, Madison – 608.733.5800).
Stay safe and healthy!
Ring & DuChateau welcomed Andy Gromowski to its technology design group as a technology designer this week. He was previously with Faith Technologies for 15 years as a site superintendent and estimator. Prior to that, he worked as a designer, installer and technical liaison. Before moving into the technology field, Andy was a construction electrician with the U.S. Navy.
“Andy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from these positions, which will prove to be a strong asset to our projects and clients,” said Human Resources Director Linda Russell.
In cooperation with Women In Design (WID), the women of Ring & DuChateau gathered for a photo to celebrate International Women’s Day, March 8, 2020. The photo was posted by WID on social media as part of a collection of women in the design workplace, which of course includes our team in the MEP building systems design industry.
“When I go to WID meetings, I see a lot of architects and contractors but I don’t often see many MEP or lighting designers. This is a great opportunity to recognize the many women in these fields,” said Ring & DuChateau Associate/Lighting Group Manager Holly Blomquist, who is also a WID member.
This year WID also requested that photos submitted include the number of women firms have added over the past year. In 2019, Ring & DuChateau added six women to the team.
Ring & DuChateau Partner and Senior Commissioning Provider Dave Guberud was featured in a recent article spotlighting commissioning professionals involved with the Building Commissioning Association (BCxA). Guberud has been active with BCxA for several years, most recently as a board member until his term limit expired. Ring & DuChateau Partner and Senior Commissioning Provider Rachel Rueckert is also involved with the organization, currently serving as vice president of the Midwest Region. BCxA is an international organization which serves as the recognized authority and resource on commissioning, with membership made up of professionals committed to the highest standards and practices for the commissioning process.
Krista Raver has joined Ring & DuChateau’s electrical team as an engineer. A 2012 Milwaukee School of Engineering graduate, Raver began her career with a different local engineering firm but made the move to R&D to expand her engineering development with larger and more complex projects. She brings to her new position project experience in education, commercial and government facilities, including office buildouts and renovations, commercial kitchens, classrooms and labs.
When not providing electrical engineering design, Krista enjoys spending time with her family, making jewelry out of antique silverware and working out.
A recent article published on the news page of the University of Wisconsin-Madison website features a Ring & DuChateau-designed campus utility project. The Lathrop Drive/Bascom Hill Utility Repairs Phase 1 is a $32.6 million project whose design was awarded to Ring & DuChateau in 2018. Ring & Du’s project team includes project manager Josh Nickols, Justin Cosgrove, Ryan McNally, Alex Gilgenbach, Tu Phan, Lem Hobbs, Chris Ulm, Matt Jungers, Art Meredith, Pat Stiemke, Nick Roberts and Jaclyn McNulty.
See the article and additional photos here: https://news.wisc.edu/whats-going-on-underneath-bascom-hill/
Ring & DuChateau added to its depth of experience hiring two new veteran senior engineers to its team.
Senior Project Engineer Bob Novak brings to his new position more than 30 years of experience in plumbing systems design for a wide variety of projects. He will initially be in the Brookfield office, then will transition full-time to Ring & DuChateau’s new Madison office.
Greg Froh has also joined the team as a senior project engineer. Greg brings nearly three decades of mechanical design experience to his new position, having spent the past 28 years working first for PJS Engineering, then Thunderbird Engineering when the company changed to its current name.