July 16, 2008 -- Brent J. Lehmkuhl, PE, RCDD, and Robert B. Williams, CCM, CxA, have been named principals of RTKL Associates Inc., one of the nation's top engineering and architecture firms. Based in the firm's Baltimore office, both men are engineers with RTKL's Applied Technology Group, which provides integrated architecture and engineering services demanded by mission critical, technology intensive operations.
With 12 years of electrical engineering experience, Lehmkuhl has been involved in designing electrical systems for government, corporate and educational facilities. He is currently serving as the lead engineer for a five-story laboratory and office building at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. The project includes medium voltage substations, fire and life safety systems, an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and a standby emergency system.
Lehmkuhl's project portfolio also includes electrical and related systems for the National Ground Intelligence Center in Charlottesville, Va., the Defense Threat Reduction Center at Fort Belvoir, Va. and the Whirlpool Corporation's Edgewater Technology Center in St. Joseph, Mich.
Lehmkuhl is a professional engineer (PE) in seven states, as well as a Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) through Building Industry Consulting Services International (BICSI). He is also a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) and the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). Lehmkuhl received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from The Ohio State University in 1996.
A mechanical engineer who has been with RTKL for 16 years, Williams serves as a field engineer for projects, making him responsible for installing and configuring mechanical systems. He has worked with a variety of project types, including healthcare, government, office, retail and hospitality facilities.
Williams has been installed mechanical systems at Highmark Data Center, a Tier III, LEED Silver mission critical facility in Harrisburg, Pa.; the FBI Academy at Quantico, Va.; the University of Maryland's Greenbaum Cancer Center; the Capitol Visitors Center, opening this year in Washington, D.C.; and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture in Baltimore.
Williams is a Certified Construction Manager (CCM) through the Construction Management Association of America and a Certified Commissioning Authority (CxA) by the AABC Commissioning Group. He holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering technology from Old Dominion University, as well as a bachelor's degree in physical science from Salisbury State University.
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