RWB is an MEP consulting engineering firm based in Dallas, Texas. On this page, you’ll find the latest updates on company news, ranging from special events or corporate announcements.

The firm has been in operation for over thirty years and employs more than 50 designers, engineers, and support staff. Learn more about our leadership and firm history .

RWB consulting engineers specialize in K-12 schools , higher education projects , aviation facilities , municipal structures , and office buildings .

Here in Dallas, every Fall brings three highly-anticipated events: cooler weather, football, and the Texas State Fair .

If you’ve never been, the Texas State Fair isn’t a simple carnival. It’s a Texas-sized celebration of the Lone Star State. Along with the typical fair festivities of amusement rides, midway games, and prized livestock comes a barrage of other activities: unique food and drink, live shows and demonstrations, and plenty of shopping.

Each year, RWB provides entry tickets and food & drink coupons to our entire team. It’s just one of the many unique benefits of working on our team (psst-  we’re hiring !). We love to see our employees enjoying local events with their family, friends, and colleagues.

With the fair closing on Sunday, October 20 th  there’s only a few more days of fun to squeeze in. We asked around the office, and here are the activities you can’t miss at the 2019 Texas State Fair!


You can’t attend the Texas State Fair without seeing Big Tex! Big Tex stands 55 feet tall and he wears a  size 96 boo t. Be sure to snap a picture with the iconic Big Tex structure near Gate 1.  Or catch one of the hundreds of other Big Tex’s throughout the park, like the Neon Big Tex.


For all the gearheads out there, the Texas Auto Show showcases a broad spectrum of vehicles Whether you’re looking for the latest in-vehicle technology or shopping for your next ride, you’ll get your fill at the Fair. And don’t miss the  Classic Corrall , where vintage rides are on display from local car clubs.


Just when you thought that deep-frying had reached its limits. One of our RWB engineers mentioned this snack as the yearly go-to. The signature drink of many DFW residents has manifested into a delicious sweet treat. The sweet tea is frozen into a custard, then coated in graham crackers before being dropped into the fryer.


The livestock show is what separates a simple carnival from a true state fair, so don’t miss out on what Texas farmers have to offer. Plus, the Livestock Show is a platform for impressive youngsters to put their agricultural skills to the test. An RWB employee gives this tip: “Get to the Fair at 7 am for the best parking spots – then head to the Livestock area to see kids compete!” This Saturday, don’t miss the Youth Sheep Skillathon Contest!


Sweeping the  Big Tex Choice Awards , it’s no surprise that Ruth’s Stuff Fried Taco Cone was a hit with RWB employees. Ruth’s taco stand near Fletcher’s Corn Dogs has developed plenty of crowd-pleasers over the years, so it’s a sure bet for any fair year. However, the fried taco cone is particularly delicious, with tender barbacoa and fresh pico de gallo. But don’t let the cone format fool you; this dish is pretty messy to eat. Get plenty of napkins!


The big, blue Texas State Fair ferris wheel is one of the more iconic rides at the fair. Since the ride is visible throughout the year as commuters pass on nearby highways, this is a must-visit for many fair visitors. One spin on the wheel is hefty 20 tickets, so be sure you stock up before getting in line. And speaking of the queue, get there early. According to ride operators, the wait time can stretch to nearly two hours. Knock it out as the first ride of the day; get in line just before the Fair opens and you’ll only wait about fifteen minutes.


There’s plenty of beverages to sip on at the fair, but for those looking for an adult alternative, our team recommends the fair-themed beers. Highlights include beers from local breweries: the Community Funnel Cake Ale and the Revolver Corn Dog Ale. These specialty brews come paired with a themed addition. Funnel cake beers are rimmed with powdered sugar, while Corn Dog Ales are slathered with a healthy dose of mustard.


A new attraction this year, the “¡Fiestas de Marionetas!” show is a great way to take a rest in the shade. The show’s theme and music is perfect for kids, but adults will appreciate the hand-painted puppets and skill of the puppeteers. Plus, attendees of all ages will learn more about the culture of Mexico.

Enjoy the 2019 Texas State Fair!

The Texas State Fair is a fun tradition amongst Texans and all of us here at RWB. We hope you’ll take advantage of the few days left of the fair – and the cooler weather!

On August 23 and 24, 2019 the Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter of ASPE  held the Basic Plumbing Design Course at the PCETX Facility in Fort Worth, Texas. Michael Danielson,  Senior Associate at RWB , served as the course instructor.  He has a wealth of plumbing design experience in healthcare,  municipal , multifamily, and institutional designs.

The Basic Plumbing Design Course is a 14-hour design training class. The curriculum is intended to educate designers on the basics of plumbing design. The coursework covers plumbing terminology, trade tendencies, history of the professional, and fundamental plumbing calculations.

Over 40 designers and engineers from the DFW area attended the course last week, including attendees from multiple other design firms in the area. Among the attendees were three engineers from the RWB mechanical team seeking to expand their skill set.



Typically, plumbing design is not taught as a part of any engineering degree program. So, most plumbing designers learn from on-the-job experience. In many cases, gathering such experience is not feasible. For example, if a design engineer works in a firm that doesn’t offer plumbing services, the amount of education on plumbing design and best practices would be limited.

Another important reason for a plumbing design course is for coordination amongst disciplines.  Anyone that works in building design and construction would agree that colleagues in different trades could do more to learn about each others’ work. So, although some attendees of a plumbing design course may never design plumbing systems themselves, learning about the fundamentals can be immensely beneficial to their work.

Plumbing Design Course Curriculum

The ASPE Basic Plumbing Design Course is 14 hours of training split over two days, covering a variety of plumbing topics.

Day 1

  • Introduction & History to Plumbing
  • Plumbing Definitions & Codes
  • Plumbing Fixtures, Trim & Chase Requirements
  • Piping & Fittings
  • Storm Drainage Piping Systems Design/Examples
  • Sanitary Sewer & Vent Piping Systems Design/Examples

Day 2 

  • Domestic Cold Water Piping Systems Design
  • Domestic Cold Water Piping System Design/Examples
  • Domestic Hot Water Piping Systems Design
  • Domestic Hot Water Piping Systems Design/Examples
  • Sizing Pumps & Sizing Pump Piping Systems
  • Natural Gas Piping Systems Design (Time permitting)


At RWB, we encourage our team to participate in local industry groups. Through these groups, our employees are able to learn from the experiences of other design teams. Additionally, our employees serve in volunteer leadership roles in many different organizations. For one, Michael Danielson volunteers as the Education Chairman of the DFW ASPE Chapter. As volunteer leaders, our team is able to gain valuable teamwork experience that can apply to our own work. Also, volunteering or speaking at industry events is one way we are able to expand our reach and share our knowledge with the greater engineering community.


RWB offers high-quality engineering services to the North Texas area and beyond, including mechanical, engineering, and plumbing design services. Our team is not only committed to learning the latest in plumbing design, we’re the ones teaching the course on the subject. For a plumbing system designed by the experts,  contact RWB .

Project Moves on to Regional Competition

This week, the Dallas Chapter of ASHRAE recognized RWB Consulting Engineers for exceptional HVAC design. Denton ISD’s Ray  Braswell High School  earned the chapter’s Technology Award for New Educational Facilities.

The ASHRAE Technology Awards recognize outstanding achievement in  mechanical system design and operation . While other programs such as LEED recognize buildings for minimizing energy usage, the Technology Award celebrates designs with a holistic approach.

Winners of the technology award demonstrate competency and success in applying effective strategies for:

  • Energy management
  • Indoor air quality
  • Thermal comfort
  • Operational cost effectiveness
  • Innovation
  • Operation and maintenance
  • Environmental impact

RWB Consulting Engineers is well-known for their experience in successful  K-12 MEP design , with Braswell High School being particularly exemplary.

Leaders of the Dallas Chapter presented the award on Wednesday, February 12th. As seen on the photo below, several members of the RWB leadership team  were on-hand to accept the award.

RWB Consulting Engineers wins ASHRAE Dallas Technology Award

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In Little Elm, Texas, this new facility for over 2,600 students in 9-12th grade opened in August 2016.

The HVAC design for Braswell High School features a  geothermal system  with over 1,100 wells serving 239 heat pumps. With so many wells, our team broke the geothermal system up into smaller well fields that serve different areas of the building. Ground source heat pumps were piped in parallel for redundancy. And three-way valves installed at the extremity of each lunch ensure proper water flow and temperature during operation.

Our team used an innovative humidity control system in high-latent areas like the auditorium, gymnasium, and cafeteria. Using a unique hot gas reheat system, the air in these spaces can be dehumidified without having to reject any heat to the associated well field. In addition, energy recovery ventilators (ERVs) were used in tandem with carbon dioxide sensors to provide the precise amount of fresh air to spaces. Both design strategies contribute to improved occupant comfort and reduced energy consumption.

This isn’t the first time that the design team for Braswell High School has been recognized. In 2017, the Texas Association of School Administrators and Texas Association of School Board’s Exhibit of School Architecture awarded architecture firm VLK with the Design and Value award.



The  Dallas Chapter of ASHRAE  accepts nominations each year for their Technology Award competition. They can recognize multiple MEP engineering firms in 19 different categories as shown in the bulleted list below below.

As the winner of the Chapter award, this project will move to the Regional competition. RWB faces competition from other ASHRAE Chapters in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Mexico. The regional judging committee will announce the winner of the region competition during the  Chapter Regional Conference in April 2020.

ASHRAE Dallas Technology Award Winner 2019-2020

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