RMF Engineering Continues Business Expansion, Opens Seventh Office

Baltimore, Md.-Based Firm Opens New Location in Columbus, Ohio

March 1, 2011

Baltimore, Md. – RMF Engineering, the Baltimore, Md.-based engineering firm, announced today the opening of a full-service office in Columbus, Ohio, in order to more appropriately serve its client, The Ohio State University, and the surrounding region.

“Opening a new office in Columbus allows RMF to keep growing as a firm and to uphold our mission of cultivating client relationships through a team-oriented and progressive culture,” said Duane Pinnix, president and CEO of RMF. “At RMF, we emphasize a commitment to our clients, and in Ohio, it has become increasingly important to have a bricks and mortar presence to serve clients to our fullest potential.”

In addition to its work for Ohio State, RMF has worked with other higher education and federal government clients in the region, including:

Kenton Balenske, P.E., vice president and head of the RMF’s civil and structural engineering practice, and Richard Borkowicz, P.E., a division manager for RMF, will direct operations of the new office. Balenske, who has been with RMF since 1991, is accomplished in all phases of project development, including master planning, construction documents and administration. Borkowicz, who joined RMF in 1994 and leads numerous major heating plant projects for RMF, also manages RMF’s infrastructure engineering division.

Much of RMF’s work for Ohio State includes modernization of its campus utility, including:

  • Primary electric substation study
  • Extensive medium voltage distribution replacement
  • New 30,000 ton medical center chilled water plant
  • New 15,000 ton east campus chiller plant
  • Underground steam and chilled water utility distribution piping

About RMF Engineering
Founded in 1983, RMF Engineering provides planning, design, engineering, commissioning and facility assessment services globally to clients in the healthcare, higher education, laboratory/research and government sectors. The firm leads the industry in the development of new engineering production methods and technologies, including Building Information Modeling (BIM), carbon reduction strategies, and in-depth assessment technologies. A privately held company headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, RMF has more than 200 employees in seven offices, from Ohio to South Carolina.

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