rowe design group has prepared reports on the technical aspects of buildings for a wide variety of building types and on topics ranging from architectural and engineering analysis to historical inventory. services of this type include ada compliance, structural analysis, energy audits, cost estimation, capital budget analysis, consulting engineering, operations and maintenance studies, and historical research.
completed historical studies include documentation of significant american buildings for the historic american engineering record, the six-state, 400-site new england inventory of historic civil and mechanical engineering sites on behalf of the national park service, and (also on behalf of the national park service) historic research into and documentation of the structural design of the cooper union building in new york city.
the private sector make up a significant portion of rdg's technical analysis portfolio with clients such as digital equipment corp., gte, asahi international limited (for whom rdg has provided building evaluation, engineering analysis, and capital improvement reports on their east coast properties for the past 11 years), cambridge trust company, charles river laboratories, and new england telephone and telegraph. rdg has also provided significant technical analysis for a number of healthcare entities, including new england medical center, boston city hospital, springfield municipal hospital, and va medical centers in boston, brighton, and west roxbury, massachusetts.
public sector clients for whom rdg has prepared technical reports and analyses include the united states air force, the veterans administration, the commonwealth of massachusetts, and the cities of boston, gloucester, lynn, and newton, as well as numerous smaller massachusetts municipalities. rdg's educational clients include the archdiocese of boston (energy audits for 20 separate schools), the university of massachusetts, the massachusetts institute of technology, and amherst college.
william h. rowe, president of rowe design group, was closely involved in the development of the massachusetts architectural access board (maab) regulations, and rdg's ada compliance and remediation analysis is one of its strong points. rdg's extensive work in the field of historic rehabilitation also contributes to its familiarity with this field, since historic structures are rarely handicapped-accessible. clients include major hospital, municipal, corporate, and educational institutions in new england.
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