Rick Borkowicz is the manager of RMF’s Infrastructure Engineering Division and also serves as the firm’s treasurer. The group is responsible for planning, design, construction, start-up and commissioning of central utility plants, combined heat and power facilities and electrical substations for large campuses, including higher education, laboratory / research facilities, private corporations and government installations. In addition to managing the division, Rick takes a hands-on approach to the day to day activities including design, field investigation, start-up support and customer relations.
In addition to traditional design activities, the division performs utility plant Condition Assessments that include evaluating the remaining useful life of plant equipment, and operational reviews for process system and control system evaluations. The results of the condition assessment are summarized into a comprehensive report that is utilized by customers to plan future plant upgrades and improvements. Rick continues to lead numerous condition assessment projects for RMF.
Rick joined RMF in 1994 with previous work experience in power generation and environmental engineering fields. During his tenure in the power generation industry, he had the opportunity to work on power plants ranging in size from 20 MW to over 1,000 MW. He holds two U.S. patents for low emission gas turbine combustion technology.
Rick holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland College Park and a Master of Engineering Degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Rick is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and has given public presentations at the International District Energy Association (IDEA) and the New York State Office of General Services.
“RMF’s commitment to management involvement in projects, the depth of the firm’s experience and its understanding of large-scale client challenges have allowed the firm to prosper in a challenging economy. RMF is also well positioned to implement increasingly advanced technology into the design process, and to address the type of large-scale electrical power distribution work required by our aging infrastructure.” — Richard J. Borkowicz