R&M Group Architects is an architectural consulting firm specializing in the technical aspects of the profession including:
(1) Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Peer Review of Construction Documents; (2) Building Code consulting; (3) Specification Writing and Materials evaluation; (4) Construction Administration and Value Engineering analysis; (5) Existing Facility assessment; (6) Building Envelope services and (7) Building Forensics and Expert Witnessing services.
In these economically challenging times, in-house architectural budgets and expected construction costs are exceeded because of numerous Requests for Information (RFI's), and requests for additional time and money repairing construction in place. These issues are often caused by design document Code noncompliance, inconsistencies, miscoordination and omissions.
As Licensed Architects, we know the difficulties in preparing coordinated design contract documents. We also understand the cost implications encountered and potential profit loss when these documents are incomplete.
We provide an expert second evaluation of design documents that assists the architect or engineer in providing code compliant, coordinated, consistent and constructible documents. Our involvement can save time, reduce liability exposure and litigation, and mitigate unanticipated cost over-runs.
Our professional services can help identify cost savings through Value Engineering analysis as compared with Life Cycle costs. Our reviews can also reduce future building maintenance cost by using proper selection of materials.
Experience of Firm Principals:
WILLIAM RAKATANSKY, FAIA, CSI, NCARB, LEED AP
American Institute of Architects (AIA).