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The Next Generation of Prefabrication in Electrical Construction

The Next Generation of Prefabrication in Electrical Construction

By: Jeff Taylor, RK Electrical Assistant Operations Manager Prefabrication is rapidly growing and changing the construction industry, design and customization are major factors for its success. Prefabrication can offer more building options and greater flexibility than traditional construction including high performing thermal and acoustic walls, floors and ceilings with the use of durable and sustainable […]

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7 BENEFITS OF A PLANNED MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT FOR COMMERCIAL FACILITIES

7 BENEFITS OF A PLANNED MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT FOR COMMERCIAL FACILITIES

By: Chris Westlake, Vice President & General Manager of RK Service A planned maintenance agreement is a contract between a business owner and a service provider to perform maintenance services for that business. Services include plumbing, drain cleaning, HVAC and electrical repairs, water treatment and much more. The common advantages of establishing a partnership with a […]

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4 PILLARS REQUIRED FOR DEWATERING YOUR NEXT PROJECT

4 PILLARS REQUIRED FOR DEWATERING YOUR NEXT PROJECT

Editor’s note: This is the first installment of RK Water’s “Understanding Dewatering” series. By Steven Cummings, RK Water Account Executive Before and during the excavation phase, project developers, architects, general contractors and other project partners take many considerations into account when planning the groundwork for a project including soil analysis, solar angles and other site-specific […]

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TOP 5 BENEFITS OF PREFABRICATION IN ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING

TOP 5 BENEFITS OF PREFABRICATION IN ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING

By: Jeff Taylor, RK Electrical Assistant Operations Manager Although prefabrication methods have been used for centuries in the construction industry, they are new to the electrical industry. Prefabrication, which means to construct in advance, is the practice of connecting components in a warehouse and delivering completed or partially completed units to a construction site for […]

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8 INNOVATIONS IN HVAC DESIGN HELPING CONTROL ENERGY CONSUMPTION

8 INNOVATIONS IN HVAC DESIGN HELPING CONTROL ENERGY CONSUMPTION

Editor’s note: This is the first installment of “Innovations in HVAC Design”. By: Paul Ruffini, Senior Preconstruction Manager Energy consumption is on the rise and consequently, more expensive than ever. As the demand continues to increase, scientists and engineers are exploring new ways to increase efficiency and safety in systems that require a lot of energy; HVAC […]

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ASSET MANAGEMENT FOR MECHANICAL SYSTEMS

ASSET MANAGEMENT FOR MECHANICAL SYSTEMS

By: Jeff Gannon, RK Service Sales Manager Managing mechanical systems involves a deep understanding of the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the equipment. Asset management relates to the management and enhancement of those mechanical systems. Importance of Optimal Mechanical Systems Mechanical systems are comprised of pumps and filters, among other equipment, that are responsible […]

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