Raths, Raths, & Johnson Expands Service Offerings as Dan McJacobson, P.E., BCxP Joins Firm

CHICAGO, IL (February 1, 2021) Raths, Raths & Johnson, Inc. (RRJ), a nationally recognized engineering, architecture, and forensics consulting firm located in Willowbrook, Illinois, is pleased to announce the expansion of its professional services to include mechanical engineering consulting with the addition of Dan McJacobson, P.E., LEED AP, BCxP as a Senior Project Engineer.  In this role, he will be responsible for overseeing heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems engineering, consulting, and technical management of related projects within RRJ's forensic and consulting practice.  Dan will also assist with the growth and client development efforts for the firm’s new service offerings. 

Dan has over 15 years of mechanical engineering experience, with a specialization in energy services, including building analysis and building automation systems.  He has experience in feasibility studies, building assessments, energy audits, commissioning, and forensic engineering within all markets.  He has a passion for identifying ways to improve comfort while saving energy for his clients and is well versed in energy audits and high-performance building consulting.  Prior to joining RRJ, Dan served as Senior Engineer for an MEP engineering design firm, where he enhanced his skills in forensic engineering.  During his career, he took a sabbatical from consulting and worked for a global manufacturer specializing in data centers where he was based in Europe.

“During this challenging time, it is exciting to be able to announce the expansion of our in-house engineering services to now include mechanical engineering for our clients.  RRJ has wanted to add mechanical engineering to our forensic A/E practice for several years, and Dan was the addition we needed.  Because the interior climatic conditions can greatly impact the performance of building enclosures, materials, and occupant comfort, Dan's expertise in mechanical engineering, which is focused on HVAC engineering and energy efficiencies, paired with his litigation experience, adds to and complements the engineering services we can provide our clients.  We are excited he has joined the RRJ team,”said RRJ President Kurt Hoigard, P.E., SECB, F.ASTM.

Dan is a licensed Professional Engineer in Illinois, a LEED Accredited Professional, and ASHRAE Building Commissioning Professional (BCxP).  He is an active member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineering (ASHRAE).  Dan received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.About Raths, Raths & Johnson, Inc.

Raths, Raths & Johnson, Inc. is a nationally recognized engineering, architecture, and forensics consulting firm that provides investigative, design, repair, and testing services for building structures, enclosures, and materials.  Since its inception 54 years ago,RRJ's staff of architects, engineers, and field/laboratory specialists has offered a collaborative, integrated approach to investigative services that combines intellectual knowledge of construction materials with proven methods to analyze structures and building system behavior and performance.  RRJ attributes its success in delivering clients practical solutions and technical excellence to its long-term commitment of Principal leadership and involvement on every project.  RRJ serves clients from its corporate offices and testing laboratory at 500 Joliet Road, Suite 200 in Willowbrook, Illinois and its downtown Chicago office at 33 North Dearborn, Suite 1110. www.rrj.com.