R&M Group Architects
Technical Architecture Solutions

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

 

Experience of Firm Principals:
WILLIAM MUNYAN, AIA, CSI, CDT

  • Licensed architect with 25 years of Specification / Quality Control / Materials knowledge, and 7 years of Construction Administration.
  • AIA "Masterspec" Review Committee member.
  • CSI Charlotte Chapter Past President.
  • CSI Southeast Region Past Secretary Treasurer.
  • Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI), Past President of the Quality Certification Corporation which administers the Quality Control Program, and Member of the Board of Directors.
  • Member of the AWI Joint Standards Committee (JSC) which created the new new North American Architectural Woodwork Standards (AWS)
  • Regular speaker at Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) National and Regional Conventions.
  • Teacher of construction classes at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte for 25 years.
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