Engineering Solutions Since 1959

Since our founding in 1959, Cator, Ruma & Associates has worked with many architects and clients to build thriving communities across the western and central United States. Our project success has allowed us to develop a long-standing, repeat client base in many different institutional sectors including healthcare, education, manufacturing, government, laboratory, and justice. Our depth of experience helps us achieve value-driven building systems that are optimized for energy efficiency and comfort.
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HVAC

Mechanical systems are the “nerve center” of any project design. All aspects of comfort—temperature, humidity, noise, and indoor air quality—are affected by the HVAC system. To provide the best possible environment, we take into account multiple considerations such as reliability and comfort while being mindful of integrating our systems into the overall design aesthetic.
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FIRE PROTECTION

We have the capability to provide a range of fire protection engineering services specifically attuned to institutional facility design. A critical component of fire protection engineering is being able to navigate the various codes involved, solve discrepancies between conflicting codes, and provide solutions that are code-compliant, but also effective and beneficial within the constraints of the project.
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POWER

Success for our clients is more than execution of a good design; it’s taking a project from concept to reality while meeting or exceeding our clients’ goals using cost conscious and creative approaches. Some of the key tenants we incorporate into all our power systems designs include reliable power, maintainability, future growth, and energy efficiency.
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LOW VOLTAGE

Our dedicated Information Technology Services (ITS) Department provides complete, comprehensive design of low-voltage systems. With our full service ITS Department, we are committed to our Clients to fully incorporate an integrated design philosophy.
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PLUMBING

Plumbing and fluid delivery systems require special considerations, including integrating code compliance and owner requirements into an efficient system. We design our systems to comply with all applicable guidelines.
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COMMISSIONING

Our dedicated commissioning department has a set of successfully proven processes to accurately assess whether building systems have been designed, installed, tested, and are able to be operated and maintained according to the Owner’s needs.
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FIRE DETECTION

Fire detection is a necessary element of construction to protect the lives of building occupants and the property of our clients. Our designs take into account the architecture and the various codes involved to provide a life safety system that addresses all concerns while keeping an eye on budget.
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LIGHTING

Architectural lighting not only has to integrate with all building systems, but with the essence of the design itself. A desire to enhance the built environment is at the heart of all our designs. From concept to implementation, we’re proud that our designs challenge project teams to make the most of progressive technology and sustainable practices

Communication is Key

While we have tried and true processes to meet the schedule and budget for any project, what makes us truly unique is how we approach the human element of every project. We believe in an integrated design process that relies on excellent communication and early involvement of all project team members.
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