R&M Engineering has joined the PDC family

Juneau, AK – January 1, 2016 – This new year brings exciting news!  R&M Engineering, Inc. located in Juneau, Alaska (R&M Juneau), announces it has joined the PDC Inc. Engineers (PDC) family.  This offers R&M Juneau’s clients with expanded services and capacity while still maintaining the same staff you’ve come to know and trust. 

Mike Story, Structural Principal who will continue to manage the Juneau office said “By joining forces, R&M Juneau’s clients will have the benefit of PDC’s additional capabilities with mechanical, electrical, fire protection, and environmental engineering; commissioning; sustainability; and planning/GIS. This is in addition to substantially increasing staff capacity in our traditional disciplines of civil and structural engineering, as well as land survey.  PDC airport planning and design, along with their urban transportation expertise will also be an added benefit for our Southeast clients and teaming partners.” 

Royce Conlon, PDC’s President said, “Southeast Alaska’s diversity of clients, project types, and market sectors fits well with PDC’s multi-discipline engineering capabilities. Our clients will benefit from R&M’s experienced staff, geographic location, as well as adding R&M Juneau’s capabilities in geotechnical engineering, materials testing (soils, concrete, and asphalt pavement), and special inspection services.  This new location will help strengthen our existing relationships and help support the infrastructure needs of all of the communities located in Southeast Alaska.”

“Additionally, PDC’s transportation group has considerable airport and utilities experience to augment R&M's Southeast experience in these sectors.  Our staff also brings their considerable street and highway experience for many similarly-sized communities as Juneau.”  Conlon added.

Story said “Since 1969, R&M Juneau has provided its clients with comprehensive services from its office located at 6205 Glacier Highway.  All of our 17 staff members are staying on in their same roles and we anticipate a seamless integration of the firms.  Our office space will accommodate additional staff as the firm continues to grow.”

Conlon added “Planning and design is about serving communities, not just producing construction documents. Service is best provided when we have an in-depth knowledge of our clients and their challenges.  This kind of knowledge isn’t acquired from a distance, and together the R&M Juneau and PDC integration will provide our client’s with local knowledge leveraged with a full service, multi-disciplined one-stop shop.  By adding additional staff capacity and services, this will be a “win-win” for both our clients and our staff.”

Mark Pusich, Civil Principal in the Juneau office said “Our two firms have a long history of teaming together and will continue to build on our solid working relationship to benefit our clients.  Over the past two years alone, we have jointly completed design and construction administration services for several notable projects. 

Pusich added “Joint project experience includes the recently constructed UAS Freshmen Dormitory; the Walter Sobolef Center (aka the Sealaska Heritage Institute Southeast Alaska Native Cultural and Visitor’s Center); as well as the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research Station, Juneau Forestry Sciences Lab (completed as a design/build project).”

In addition to its’ new Juneau office, PDC also has offices in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Palmer, and Soldotna.  To learn more about this 100-percent employee-owned, award winning firm, please visit www.pdceng.com