National Institutes of Health

Various Design Projects

RMF Engineering, Inc. has enjoyed a thirty-two-year working relationship with the National Institutes of Health, completing over four hundred design projects varying in nature. The system designs have been in support of new and renovation laboratory/research facilities and utility infrastructure projects, which have spanned across the Bethesda, MD; Poolesville, MD; Frederick, MD; Baltimore, MD; and Research Triangle Park, NC campuses.

Many utility distribution systems have been evaluated, planned and designed by RMF. Computerized hydraulic modeling of steam, chilled water, hot water, condensate, domestic water, natural gas, sewer and storm water systems have been developed and updated. RMF has designed new and rehabilitated systems for all types of utility distribution.

The majority of RMF’s daily work is focused on designing facility repairs and systemic renovations. This work typically involves replacing mechanical, electrical and plumbing equipment. Work often requires selective demolition of deteriorated or non-code compliant building elements as well as remediation of hazardous materials like asbestos-containing materials, lead-based paint, and mold. RMF has worked with NIH on many different buildings through renovations and modernizations.

LocationMultiple Campuses

ServicesDistrict Energy, MEP Building Engineering, Thermal & Electrical Utilities

MarketFederal Government

Recent Projects

  • Building 10 Clinical Center Repairs & Renovations, Bethesda, MD
  • Building 11 Central Utility Plant Repairs & Renovations, Bethesda, MD
  • Site & Utility Distribution Upgrades, Bethesda, MD
  • Building 12 Data Center Chilled Water Pumps and Piping and UPS Replacement, Bethesda, MD
  • Building 10 Fire Alarm System Replacement, Bethesda, MD
  • Building 101 Improvements, Durham, NC
  • RTP Site Utility Loop Distribution Pipe Upgrades, Durham, NC
  • Building 105 C-D-E Substation Replacement, Durham, NC
  • Parking Garage Repairs and Restorations, Bethesda, MD
  • Building Condition and Indoor Air Quality/HVAC Assessments, Buildings 2, 6, 6A, 21, and 49, Bethesda, MD


RMF has been performing work on a multi-year indefinite‐delivery, indefinite‐quantity (IDIQ) task order contract since 2020 to provide AE services for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The contract was available to NIH Main Campus (Bethesda, MD), NIH Animal Center (Poolesville, MD), and other NIH owned/leased facilities in throughout Maryland (Frederick, Baltimore) and at the Research Triangle Park, NC campus (RTP), and The Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RMF) in Hamilton, Montana.

Various Design ProjectsNational Institutes of Health