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Company:
RWDI
Website:
Location:
  • 600 Southgate Dr.
  • GUELPH, ON
  • N1G4P6

Contact Information

Telephone:
519-823-1311
Alternate Telephone:
Fax:
519-823-1316
Email:
solutions@rwdi.com
Markets:
Algeria, Antarctica, Australia, Brazil, China, Cuba, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Guyana, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Republic of, Israel, Japan, Korea, Republic of, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
Number of Employees:
101-500
Year Established:
1972-10-01
Industries Classification:
541510  Computer Systems Design and Related Services
541330  Engineering Services
Total Sales ($CDN):
$25,000,000 to $49,999,999
Updated on:
2016-10-25,  Industry Canada
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RWDI

Company Profile

RWDI is an international specialty consulting engineering firm that uses a variety of engineering, computing, and scientific capabilities to help designers create comfortable environments and high performance buildings and structures. Since first offering its services in 1972, RWDI has evolved from a tiny local firm, created to help mitigate snowdrifting problems in farm lanes, to a worldwide participant in the proof of concept process for the world?s most outstanding structures and complex masterplans. Always adding to and improving its extensive services, RWDI has worked tirelessly to give its thousands of loyal clients the answers they need to reach their design goals. More than a test lab, this firm has developed a collaborative, holistic approach to the integration of developments into their environments. Unparalleled experience gained from thousands of projects in every climate is not our only offering. RWDI?s talented staff, working from offices in several countries, is a multi-disciplinary team of scientists, engineers, meteorologists, technologists and modellers capable of dealing with the most complicated design issues. ?Making complicated issues simple? is more than a phrase we use: it is our mission! This diverse staff works in a mentoring, learning environment in which RWDI encourages its members to participate in continuing education, publish technical papers and provide leadership in professional organizations to advance the knowledge of our various technical disciplines. As a company dedicated to delivering knowledge-based solutions and strategies to our clients in architecture, engineering, masterplanning and property development, we focus on continuous improvement, state-of-the-art systems and procedures, accountability, and attention to clients that exceeds their expectations. We aim to be accessible and responsive. Indeed it is our vision to deliver an unrivalled client experience. We look forward to working with you! RWDI offers its clients many services to assess and solve problems: ? Consultations / Design Reviews ? Environmental Impacts (Wind, Snow, and Sun, Air Pollutants, Odour, Dust and Noise) ? Risk Assessments ? Computer Modelling / Analysis ? Wind Tunnel Testing ? Outdoor / Indoor Air Quality and Meteorological Monitoring ? Fume Hood Performance Testing ? Computational Fluid Dynamics Modelling ? Certificates of Approval / Permitting ? Environmental Audits / Emissions Inventories ? Expert Testimony ? Research and Development ? Noise and Vibration Control ? Acoustics / Noise / Vibration Modelling and Monitoring ? Air Pollution Control ? On-Site Flow Measurement ? Design and Provision of Specialized Damping Systems ? Three boundary layer wind tunnels ? Water flume ? Numerical modelling including computational fluid dynamics ? Direct marketing program in pacific rim The Issues Air Quality ? Stationary and mobile exhaust dispersion ? Ventilation ? Accidental spills and releases ? Dust ? Odour Wind Loading ? Glazing ? Cladding ? Structural systems Wind-Induced Vibrations ? Building motions ? Bridge aerodynamics ? Aeroelastic vibrations Pedestrian Comfort ? Wind impacts ? Sun and shadow effects ? Thermal comfort (temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, sun and shadow, clothing levels and activity) Snow ? Snow accumulation ? Roof snow loads ? Blowing snow ? Sliding snow and ice ? Snow infiltration Acoustics, Noise and Vibrations ? Buildings ? Transportation ? Industry ? Environmental impact Industrial Process Flows ? Flow uniformity / Pressure ? Heat transfer ? Furnace combustion efficiency ? Mixing processes / Chemical reactions ? Particle movement and build-up Clients Involve RWDI at Various Stages Our diverse capabilities and experience can be used at any stage of a project from the initial assessment through the various design phases. As well, RWDI can provide help in solving existing problems. Typical Projects Studied By RWDI ? Airport / Hangars ? Bridges ? Conventions Cent

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  • Wind Loads & Effects RWDI?s wind-engineering consultants provide expert advice for the design of structures affected by wind. The consulting expertise of RWDI?s engineers and scientists is based on decades of invaluable experience working on many of the world?s landmark structures using physical modeling and computational techniques. Local wind loads are assessed for component and cladding design. Aerodynamic stability and structural wind loads are assessed for the design of main wind force resisting systems to mitigate predicted wind-induced motions and other potential issues. Visit our website here for more information: www.rwdi.com

  • Industrial Air Quality Ever stricter air contaminant standards and human health exposure targets create challenges for facility owners and operators. Practical and cost-effective solutions are required to maintain and improve environmental performance. Expert air quality modelling and state-of-the-art scientific and engineering methods enable our clients to succeed. Visit our website here for more information: www.rwdi.com

  • Waste Management There are increasing challenges for industry in the waste management field. Industry leaders demand master planning for their waste management projects from the early planning and engineering design stages, up to and including the construction and operational stages. Visit our website here for more information: www.rwdi.com

  • Acoustics & Sound RWDI provides specialized engineering consulting expertise related to acoustics, noise and vibration, coupled with a range of inter-related services that enable RWDI to provide an integrated approach to design. An optimum solution to acoustic problems requires input from several disciplines. RWDI?s approach promotes solutions that involve input from all relevant design team disciplines that encompass key requirements. The resulting design is more cost effective than a piecemeal series of remedies. Visit our website here for more information: www.rwdi.com

  • Software Solutions RWDI specializes in solving complex real word problems with simple, easy to use, software solutions. Our development team offers the ability to design and develop custom software solutions for our client?s most complicated environmental and engineering challenges. We have experience developing standalone products, as well as custom applications for industry, institutional or government agencies. For more information: http://software.rwdi.com

  • Permitting & Approvals Astute owners and operators understand the legal requirement to obtain all environmental approvals and permits prior to constructing a process change, expansion, or greenfield development. Professionals with the experience, technical expertise and proven track record in the eyes of the regulators can produce the complete and accurate applications that result in timely, more hassle-free approvals. Visit our website here for more information: www.rwdi.com

  • Ventilation Commercial, healthcare and industrial facilities require highly efficient and reliable building or plant ventilation and exhaust systems. RWDI?s recommendations produce climate responsive designs that improve air movement and distribution and mitigate undesirables such as condensation on cold surfaces, exposure of occupants to hazardous contaminants, and stack effect. RWDI's total service package includes review and evaluation, the design and specification of ventilation and exhaust systems, equipment start-up and monitoring. Visit our website here for more information: www.rwdi.com

  • Vibration, Motion & Dampers Undesirable fluctuating loads, localized vibrations, and overall dynamic response of structures are caused by wind, pedestrians, occupants, machinery, and earthquakes. Specific floor vibration issues can range from nanotechnology to human comfort. RWDI have devised innovative solutions for motion damping in tall structures and bridges and vibration control in laboratory, structural and industrial applications across the globe. Visit our website here for more information: www.rwdi.com

  • Climate & Meteorology RWDI has significant expertise in meteorological modelling and data analysis for problems in air pollution meteorology, wind engineering, climate change downscaling, forensic investigations of weather incidents, etc. We apply sophisticated weather models and analytical tools and maintain databases of historical and real-time observations, forecasts, model re-analysis data and climate change data. RWDI has developed in-house tools for statistical analysis of meteorological extremes, and developed customized forecasting systems for wind in built environments, air quality and other parameters. Visit our website here for more information: www.rwdi.com

  • Pedestrian Comfort & Safety Since its beginnings, RWDI has assisted designers and owners in creating climate responsive designs that result in safe and comfortable environments around buildings. From individual structures to entire communities, the firm's extensive consulting skills, creativity and project experience, supported with analytical tools, have been highly effective components of the planning and design process. Visit our website here for more information: www.rwdi.com

  • Air Quality Ever stricter air contaminant standards and human health exposure targets create challenges for facility owners and operators. Practical and cost-effective solutions are required to maintain and improve environmental performance. Expert air quality modelling and state-of-the-art scientific and engineering methods enable our clients to succeed. Visit our website here for more information: www.rwdi.com

  • Hazard & Risk Industry and institutions, to be sustainable, must know and manage the environmental and occupational hazards and public safety risks associated with their operations. Prevention of unplanned releases and accidental spills by having comprehensive risk management programs reduces/eliminates the possibility of causing adverse effects and negative impacts to business. Visit our website here for more information: www.rwdi.com

  • Renewable Energy As the renewable energy field is growing, the influence of the local wind climate as well as surrounding features and topography on energy production is often misunderstood. RWDI is here to help with key decisions by providing focused and reliable consultation at an early stage of design, but most importantly throughout the design process and beyond. Visit our website here for more information: www.rwdi.com

  • Urban & Land Use Masterplanning - Market Sector RWDI?s expertise in microclimate and sustainable design is a perfect fit for assisting Urban Planners in creating successful environmentally responsive designs. Our experts provide an integrated approach while working collaboratively with the design team through all stages of design. Understanding the regional influences and characteristics of a site is the foundation of an integrated design to create comfortable spaces. Visit our website here for more information: www.rwdi.com

  • Ventilation & Control Commercial, healthcare and industrial facilities require highly efficient and reliable building or plant ventilation and exhaust systems. RWDI?s recommendations produce climate responsive designs that improve air movement and distribution and mitigate undesirables such as condensation on cold surfaces, exposure of occupants to hazardous contaminants, and stack effect. RWDI's total service package includes review and evaluation, the design and specification of ventilation and exhaust systems, equipment start-up and monitoring. Visit our website here for more information: www.rwdi.com

  • Forensic Engineering Assessments Using our state-of-the-art analysis, modeling, and visualization tools, RWDI illustrates and reconstructs events post failure. We also offer expert opinion and litigation support on the most probable causes of building and component failures. Visit our website here for more information: www.rwdi.com

  • Geoscience Owners, developers and builders often require environmental geoscience services for their projects to assess the environmental condition of an existing developed property (brownfield site) or an undeveloped property (greenfield site). Situations include property transactions, operating permits, disposal of spoil or Phase I and II (CSA) type environmental assessments. Visit our website here for more information: www.rwdi.com

  • Hydrogeology - Water Resources Owners, developers and builders often require groundwater resource investigations for projects to establish new groundwater supplies, dewater excavations, assess chemical quality or acquire permits to take water. Visit our website here for more information: www.rwdi.com

  • Snow, Ice, Rain & Sand RWDI?s consulting services in sand, rain, snow and ice have developed from the firm?s great wealth of experience in polar regions and urban cold regions around the world. The firm has successfully completed hundreds of projects related to roof snow loading, snow drifting, and falling ice and snow. RWDI has assembled a multi-disciplinary team to assess the risk of wind blown sand at local and regional levels to transportation routes, electrical and mechanical systems and inhabitant comfort and safety. Visit our website here for more information: www.rwdi.com

  • Noise & Vibration The optimum solution to acoustic and noise problems within and around a building or work site requires input from all relevant design team disciplines to achieve the more cost effective design. Noise and vibration can result in strained community relations, work refusals, and eventually regulatory actions. Regulatory agencies are paying increasing attention to potential impacts at the permitting stage. Aeroacoustic assessments address ?whistling? or ?humming? noise generated as winds flow through and around architectural features such as sunshades or fins. Visit our website here for more information: www.rwdi.com

  • RWDI*Habitat RWDI ? Habitat is a cluster of capabilities and people within RWDI involved in creating spaces for people ? indoor and out. We engineer the built environment to optimize people comfort ? we integrate climate aware strategies into building and masterplanning schemes. RWDI ? Habitat strives to understand the impact of the environment on a development, and vice-versa. The ultimate goal is to create safe, healthy, comfortable spaces while reducing energy usage and fiscal costs. Visit our website here for more information: www.rwdi.com

  • Sports Facilities - Market Sector Studying the environmental impacts during the design stage results in an enhanced fan experience and a safer and more economical facility, resulting in a venue that will attract spectators and provide a setting where athletes can perform at a high level. RWDI uses design experience, wind tunnel and physical model testing, as well as computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to analyze the environmental impact on a sports facility. RWDI have the experience to provide innovative solutions to further enhance the comfort of the facility and reduce costs. Visit our website here for more information: www.rwdi.com

  • Bridges - Market Sector RWDI specializes in wind and structure interactions; from long-span vehicular bridges to pedestrian bridges, from new bridges to bridge renovations. Our wind engineering services are tailored to meet the objectives of each individual bridge project. ?RWDI's Bridge Consulting services are appreciated the world over. We have the world leaders in bridge wind engineering working on some of the world's iconic bridge structures. Our capabilities include wind tunnels and proprietary software. Visit our website here for more information: www.rwdi.com

  • Commercial & Residential - Market Sector From small ocean-side condominiums to the world?s tallest buildings, RWDI?s vast experience and expertise help the design team achieve safe, economical buildings with highly usable space. Wind tunnel testing can provide refined wind load distributions which can assist in optimizing the structure as well as potential cost savings. Visit our website here for more information: www.rwdi.com

  • Energy & Power - Market Sector RWDI is here to help with key decisions by providing focused and reliable consultation and innovative ideas throughout the entire design process and beyond. We have extensive experience with renewable energy sources, including wind, solar, hydro and biomass. Our services include: permitting and regulatory compliance, expert testimony, and public consultations. We also provide comprehensive environmental services for district energy and non-renewable power generation. Visit our website here for more information: www.rwdi.com

  • Government & Public Buildings - Market Sector Building such as court-houses, public administrative buildings, schools, libraries, galleries and exhibition centers all require design features that ensure thermal and acoustic comfort, and occupant safety for large numbers of occupants. RWDI is able to assist in achieving these goals with advanced engineering studies that can optimize building energy efficiency and the overall building performance. Visit our website here for more information: www.rwdi.com

  • Healthcare - Market Sector RWDI's capabilities are applied to many issues affecting the design of new or expanding health care facilities, from achieving the necessary regulatory permitting, structural integrity, the impact of exhaust systems on fresh air intakes, to the enhancement of visual, thermal and acoustical comfort. RWDI's environmental and building services help achieve optimal air quality, ventilation performance (for safety and thermal comfort) and interior acoustics, essential to patient health, and vibration controlled environments required for highly sensitive medical testing equipment. Visit our website here for more information: www.rwdi.com

  • Hospitality & Entertainment - Market Sector The key to the design of any hospitality or entertainment venue is the enjoyment, comfort and safety of the people that use them. RWDI?s experience with such projects in all climates and locations can assist the design team in creating a pleasant visitor experience in sustainable high performing facilities inside and out. Creating an environment that is inviting and comfortable, while accommodating large volumes of patrons at various venues requires thoughtful planning and design. Visit our website here for more information: www.rwdi.com

  • Industry - Market Sector RWDI has been providing environmental services to industry for over 30 years. We provide guidance in applying sustainability principles by reducing industry's environmental footprint in a regulated environment. One of our key strengths is our diverse experience working with multiple client sectors, including manufacturing, aggregate/cement, forestry/pulp & paper, food & beverage, chemical and petrochemical facilities. Our expertise is respected by industry and regulators. Benefits resulting from our services include productivity gains, lower energy and waste consumption, reduced emissions, a cleaner / safer workplace, and decreased waste. Visit our website here for more information: www.rwdi.com

  • Mining - Market Sector We provide expertise knowledge and guidance that support the development and operation of mines and ore processing facilities throughout the world. The effects of blowing dust, noise, groundwater inflow and climate change are just some of the areas where we provide practical mitigation solutions for the mining industry. RWDI is involved from early in the design process, through engineering and construction, regulatory permitting, and environmental monitoring of on-going operations. We are best known for our ability to provide cost effective, understandable and useful advice. Visit our website here for more information: www.rwdi.com

  • Oil & Gas - Market Sector The fundamental goal of both conventional and non-conventional oil extraction and gas companies is the continual improvement of the environmental performance of their operations. RWDI has worked with clients around the globe supporting their upstream, midstream and downstream operations and infrastructure. We provide services in support of environmental impact assessments, regulatory compliance, and environmental monitoring. Visit our website here for more information: www.rwdi.com

  • Higher Education & Research Labs - Science & Technology - Market Sector Creating a space for research and discovery requires facilitating trustworthy results and a collaboration of ideas. The complex systems housed within today's sophisticated laboratories requre design and assessment using specialized tools to optimize mechanical systems for air quality, noise, vibration and ventilation. RWDI has expertise highly applicable to laboratories, whether to examine issues pertaining to ventilation, vibration, acousics, exhaust dispersion or the building's performance related to wind and snow impacts. Visit our website here for more information: www.rwdi.com

  • Airports & Transportation - Market Sector Air, rail, truck, transit, water and pipeline transportation organizations, their support activities, and warehousing and storage operations are committed to business procedures that protect the natural environment, prevent pollution, reduce their carbon footprint and conserve natural resources. The effects of transportation-related pollutants like criteria air contaminants, noise, and greenhouse gases are primary concerns for regulators and pose challenges for the industry. Visit our website here for more information: www.rwdi.com

  • Unique Structures - Market Sector RWDI's physical and computational testing capabilities allows for accurate predictions of the interaction of unique structures with the environmental stresses present at a particular geographical location. The safety and envronmental impact of structures such as landscape artworks, monuments or creative amusement park structures, can be mitigated by an early design consultation with our multi-disciplinary team of engineers and scientists. Visit our website here for more information: www.rwdi.com

  • Waste - Market Sector There are increasing challenges in the waste management field today. RWDI offers a complete range of consulting services during master planning, engineering design, and during construction and operations. Our project experience includes waste to energy, municipal and industrial solid waste management, composting, waste audits, recycling, and hazardous waste and medical (infectious) waste. We offer a wide range of services including regulatory permitting, environmental monitoring, and we provide services in support of environmental assessments. Visit our website here for more information: www.rwdi.com

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