May 2023 Newsletter
The summer months are upon us, and as we approach the mid-year of 2023, RWB Consulting Engineers is excited to announce that after 36 years, we will be moving to a new location. In addition, we continue to see projects progress in construction and kick off new projects. So, while our work grows this season, so do our team members and interns with new talent!
Mesquite Aquatics Center
Due to open in the Spring of 2024, RWB partnered with WRA Architects for the complete renovation of the former Dallas College, Eastfield Campus, swimming pool, to be reopened as the new and first MISD-COM Aquatics Center.
This facility will feature two diving boards, (8) 25-yard swim lanes, (6) 25-meter swim lanes, new tile throughout, an updated pool finish, competition ready “Myrtha” gutter system, as well as a transparent Open-Aire aluminum structure to enclose the pool for use on cold or wet days.
Frisco Public Library
Design for Frisco’s new public library draws inspiration from the Blackland Prairie where dogtrot-style homes developed across the North Texas region in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Moving from Frisco’s City Hall to the former Beal building, the 158,000 square-foot space will easily triple the size of the current library.
The library features flexible shared spaces including a new community event center, a second-floor mezzanine, and a rooftop terrace.
Round Rock Public Library
The new Public Library is to be located in the heart of Downtown Round Rock across from the current existing public library.
The library will act as a landmark and a natural extension of Historical Downtown; to create a public link between Downtown and the larger circuit of cultural and historic options available in Round Rock.
The 3-story, 65,000 square-foot facility will include highly flexible and adaptable spaces such as technology hub, maker space, café, large multipurpose rooms, quiet reading room, genealogy room, ample study spaces and rooms, an entire floor dedicated to children and teens, and secure outdoor interactive roof garden and public courtyard.
Eagle Mountain High School No. 4
On May 5, RWB Consulting Engineers celebrated a milestone with EMS ISD, VLK Architects, and Core Construction for the Topping Out of the new Eagle Mountain High School, scheduled to open in August 2024.
The new High School will be approximately 638,000 SF accommodating 2,200 students and includes a new field house and stadium. RWB has worked with the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD District for 20+ years.
Forest Meadow Junior High Tops Out
The construction progress of Forest Meadow Junior High recently celebrated a Topping Out with present Richardson ISD school officials, Superintendent Tabitha Branum, FMJH Principal Susan Burt, along with other faculty members. In addition, general contractor Core Construction provided a personal project tour of the new addition of a three-story middle school to the existing building that will house 1,500 students.
Construction of Forest Meadow Junior High is set to be completed in the summer of 2024.
2023 Building Technology Award
RWB Consulting Engineers has been recognized early this year by the ASHRAE Dallas Chapter as a Building Technology winner.
Southern Methodist University (SMU) opened the new Washburne Soccer and Track Stadium in Spring of 2022.This unique athletic facility is comprised of a glass courtyard, press box, meeting rooms, training rooms, and locker rooms. The cooling and heating requirements were typical for the Dallas, TX area, but the ventilation requirements were high because most of the spaces are locker rooms, restrooms, and showers.
The design of the building’s architecture and structure greatly limited the options for cooling and heating. The available spacing for HVAC systems was scarce. A VRF system was selected for the cooling and heating loads, using low-profile ducted indoor units above the ceiling and twinned heat pumps with heat recovery for the outdoor units.
Badder recently joined the team in March 2023 with six years of industry experience. He has a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from the American University of Beirut. In addition, Badder is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and a member of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) and ASHRAE.
Mason joined RWB in February as a Technology Designer. He graduated in 2022 from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.
Modi is a mechanical engineer that joined the team in April. He has experience in several industries and positions like MEP designer and drafter, manufacturing engineer, and CNC programmer.
In April, Corinne joined RWB as our Senior Plumbing Designer. She brings nearly ten years of experience with an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Drafting and Design Technology from ITT-Tech North Houston. Since 2014, she has worked in the following markets; K12, commercial, multi-family, and tenant improvements. She is also well-versed in BIM, AutoCAD, and Revit.
Vishwa recently joined the Electrical Team in March 2023. In December 2002, she graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.
In April, Will joined RWB as an Electrical Designer bringing 10 years of experience in K-12, higher education, hospitality, and commercial markets. He provides electrical design expertise and develops the production of designs with Revit, AutoCAD, and COMcheck. William received his Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering degree in 2014 from Texas Tech University.
Keith joined RWB in March 2023 as a Project Manager, he brings 25+ years of experience in Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Technology Engineering Systems design, contract documentation, and construction administration.
Keith has a Bachelor of Science in Technical Management and is a Certified GeoExchange Designer as governed by the Association of Energy Engineers and the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association.
Manuel entered RWB’s Fall 2022 internship working with the mechanical team. After graduating this month with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas, he recently joined the firm as a full-time employee. In his role as a Mechanical Engineer, he will focus on heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system design.