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Technology Group Welcomes New Designer

2020-03-12T12:21:30-05:00

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.

Technology Group Welcomes New Designer 2020-03-12T12:21:30-05:00

Ring & Du Celebrates International Women’s Day With Women In Design

2020-03-06T10:55:33-06:00

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 & Du Celebrates International Women’s Day With Women In Design 2020-03-06T10:55:33-06:00

Building Commissioning Association Spotlights R&D’s Guberud

2020-02-25T16:39:00-06:00

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.

https://www.bcxa.org/blog/2020/02/06/bcxa-spotlight-david-guberud-challenges-thrills-advice-and-lessons-learned/

Building Commissioning Association Spotlights R&D’s Guberud 2020-02-25T16:39:00-06:00

Raver Joins R&D Electrical Group

2020-01-28T12:56:43-06:00

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.

Raver Joins R&D Electrical Group 2020-01-28T12:56:43-06:00

UW-Madison Highlights R&D Designed Utility Pushing Through On Campus

2020-01-28T12:54:52-06:00

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/

UW-Madison Highlights R&D Designed Utility Pushing Through On Campus 2020-01-28T12:54:52-06:00

Plumbing Adds Experience With New Engineers

2019-12-10T14:24:12-06:00

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.

Bob Novak

Greg Froh

Plumbing Adds Experience With New Engineers 2019-12-10T14:24:12-06:00

Our Madison Office Is Now Open!

2019-11-26T15:42:15-06:00

The phones are working, the sign is on the door and staff have moved in- Ring &DuChateau’s new Madison office is now officially open!

“We’re extremely excited about our expansion and what the opportunity means for our ability to provide engineering services closer to our Madison-area clients, both current and new,” said Ring & DuChateau President Dave DuChateau. He added that the second location also means new opportunities for staff at both R&D locations.

The Madison office buildout includes 14 flexible workstations, a large conference area, seating areas, a printer room and a kitchenette. Although in a different location, the office will share technology resources with Ring & DuChateau’s Brookfield office, ensuring seamless work process for project teams.

Check out our new location at 301 S. Blount Street, Suite 101, Madison: https://www.ringdu.com/contact-us/

Our Madison Office Is Now Open! 2019-11-26T15:42:15-06:00

R&D Lighting Designer Shares Skills With Students

2019-11-21T17:28:03-06:00

Ring & Du Lighting Designer Teresa Haas is also a lighting design instructor, serving as an adjunct faculty member at Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD). She’s held the position in the Department of Interior Architecture and Design since 2018. The course is offered to juniors and seniors to give them an idea what light can do to enhance (or detract from) design in a space.

Although the position was initially a bit out of her comfort zone, Haas now feels gratified working with her students.

“It’s really fun to show students another side of design,” she said. “Some of them have even expressed interest in becoming lighting designers.”

R&D Lighting Designer Shares Skills With Students 2019-11-21T17:28:03-06:00

Hotel Goodwin Project Wins Gold

2019-11-21T16:48:17-06:00

The Hotel Goodwin/Velvet Buffalo Café won gold prize in ABC of Wisconsin’s Projects of Distinction awards program.  Ring & DuChateau provided mechanical, electrical and plumbing/fire protection systems design for the three-story historic facility in downtown Beloit, Wisconsin. Built in the 1920s as a professional building, the space was transformed into a 34-room boutique hotel with a roof-top terrace, restaurant and wine bar.

The project, submitted To ABC for consideration by project contractor Corporate Contractors, Inc., was also named Best New Business and Best Interior Renovation by Downtown Beloit Association.

Hotel Goodwin Project Wins Gold 2019-11-21T16:48:17-06:00

R&D’s Guberud Lauds Project Timeline, Participants for New Secura Insurance Headquarters

2019-11-21T16:40:56-06:00

In his YouTube video debut, Ring & DuChateau Partner and Senior Commissioning Provider Dave Guberud had the opportunity to explain the commissioning process and what it meant for the new Secura Insurance Corporate Headquarters in the Village of Fox Crossing.

“First off, commissioning is making sure a building, when it’s turned over, is actually meeting the owner’s intent,” Guberud explained about the process that tests the HVAC systems function of the building, including chillers, boilers, air handling units and ventilation systems. He noted that the timeline for this particular project was longer than he normally sees, which meant that contractors were able to take the time to do things right.

“With the time that the contractors have taken, and our processes of documentation, we are very confident that there will be virtually no issues at the turnover of this project,” Guberud concluded.

In addition to Ring & DuChateau, project partners for the facility include Eppstein Uhen Architects, Affiliated Engineers, CD Smith, Faith Technologies, August Winters and JF Ahern. The 300,000 square foot facility, the largest office building in the village, opened to workers in October. The video was created in three off-the-cuff takes and presented to the Secura Board of Directors as a construction update prior to the facility opening.

To see the video, go to: Youtube

Guberud

R&D’s Guberud Lauds Project Timeline, Participants for New Secura Insurance Headquarters 2019-11-21T16:40:56-06:00