OUR COMPANY

1993

Ralph Smith Engineering Inc. (R.S.E.I.) established with owner Ralph Smith

2010

Ralph Smith Engineering Inc formally changed Its name To RSEI Consultants Ltd

2010

R.S.E.I. sold to Tracey McDade and partner Tracey McDade becomes President

2012

RSEI Consultants Ltd becomes solely owned by Tracey McDade

2021

Glenn MacMullin becomes Vice President Of RSEI Consultants Ltd and Co-Owner

1993

  • 1993

Ralph Smith Engineering Inc. (R.S.E.I.) established with owner Ralph Smith

1993
2010

2010

  • 2010

Ralph Smith Engineering Inc formally changed Its name To RSEI Consultants Ltd

2010

R.S.E.I. sold to Tracey McDade and partner Tracey McDade becomes President

2012

RSEI Consultants Ltd becomes solely owned by Tracey McDade

2021

Glenn MacMullin becomes Vice President Of RSEI Consultants Ltd and Co-Owner

OUR HISTORY

RSEI Consultants Ltd. is an award-winning New Brunswick based electrical consulting engineering company.  Since RSEI was founded in 1993, the company has been involved in over a thousand successful engineering projects across all the Atlantic provinces and continues to provide electrical engineering services for this region.

OUR GOALS

Our clients are our focus.  Our expertise includes the design and supervision of normal and emergency power systems, efficient lighting and lighting controls, telecommunications systems, audiovisual systems, security and life safety systems and building studies which include power systems analyses, lighting studies and energy audits.  Our creative electrical design work, efficient and friendly service, attention to detail and consistent history of being on time and on budget has built our reputation as one of the top electrical engineering firms in the Atlantic provinces.  We take pride in our commitment to delivering high quality service and being responsive to clients before, during and after each successful project and we thrive with aggressive timelines.  RSEI’s attentive staff and proven design expertise has produced many repeat clients.  

OUR EXPERTISE

BUILDINGS AND ELECTRICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

RSEI has been involved with all types of projects including traditional Design/Bid/Build, Construction Management, PPP and Design Build proving our ability to work with Clients and Contractors alike.  We have extensive experience in all systems of Division 26, 27 and 28 – Electrical, Communications and Electronic Safety and Security.  This includes construction administration and supervision services.

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LIGHTING AND LIGHTING CONTROLS

Proper lighting and positioning is a major factor in enhancing brand image, building a customer base and increasing sales.  Energy efficient lighting and controls can assist in leaving a lasting impression while ensuring operating costs can be maintained.  It is important that our lighting designs provide security, comfort, function, and showcase buildings, spaces and exteriors while meeting energy standards, avoiding light pollution and excessive glare.  Experience, creativity and an open mind goes far to give each Client an illuminated environment that ticks all the boxes.

RSEI Consultants Ltd is an award-winning electrical consulting engineering company that specializes in lighting design.  The company includes current and past Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Section Presidents.  Tracey McDade holds a Lighting Certified (LC) designation through the National Council for Qualifications for Lighting Professions (NCQLP) and has presented numerous technical papers at various North American conferences related to the effects of quality light and has taught courses on lighting.

To continue our goal and focus on our Clients, we strive to use our great resource of lighting industry partners to provide efficient lighting design that will perform well with user-friendly controls for each application.  It is our responsibility to understand not only the light fixtures available but how best to control their operation with simple, intuitive lighting controls independent of how complex the lighting control system is.

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ELECTRICAL STUDIES AND SURVEYS

Types of studies and surveys that RSEI Consultants have completed:

  • Building Condition Studies
  • Lighting Audits
  • ASHRAE Level 2 Energy Audits
  • Power Distribution System Studies
  • Power Systems Studies including Short Circuit Analyses, Protective Device Coordination Studies and Arc Flash Hazard Assessments

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

RSEI Consultants Ltd has been involved in many LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) projects, Tracey McDade is a LEED Accredited Professionals (LEED AP).  We have also successfully completed projects using the Green Globes green building design and assessment protocol.

Regardless of project requirements to meet LEED, Green Globes or other specific green building metrics, RSEI Consultants strives to understand green products and incorporate energy efficient material and processes into every design.  We have designed buildings to all versions of the National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB) and continue to do so now as more and more jurisdictions adopt energy efficiency standards.

TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SPECIALTY SYSTEMS

A properly designed and constructed Structured Cabling System, based on industry and Client standards, will provide a flexible, efficient, longlasting, and costeffective transportation solution for our present and future communication needs.  RSEI Consultants recognizes and utilizes the Telecommunication Industry’s standards and best practices as defined and/or interpreted by ANSI, IEEE, TIA, BICSI.  This includes voice and data systems, fiber and copper, wireless network, LAN room design, and other Client systems.

Our specialty communications systems design experience includes public address and sound systems, nurse call systems, assistive listening, information TV, data centers, communications service hubs.

SECURITY SYSTEMS

Well designed security systems provide Clients with peace of mind, reduce insurance costs, monitor access and promote safety.  RSEI Consultants has design experience with door access control systems, intrusion alarm systems and video surveillance systems of many types, whether they be stand alone or integrated systems.

FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY

A large portion of our project portfolio includes building design engineering.  It’s critical that our engineers and technologists understand applicable Codes and Standards related to fire and life safety systems.  The majority of medium to large building require a fire alarm system and they nearly all require other life safety systems.  RSEI Consultants’ design professionals have expertise in designing these systems.

  • Emergency and Exit Lighting
  • Fire Alarm Systems
  • Voice Communications Systems
  • High Building Requirements
  • National Building Code of Canada (NBCC), Underwriters Laboratory of Canada (ULC) Standards, CSA Group, National Fire Code of Canada (NFC), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 

COMMISSIONING

Our company provides commissioning services for electrical systems as well as testing of integrated fire protection and life safety systems to meet the requirements of NBCC and ULC-S1001.

OUR DESIGN SOFTWARE

Our team of design and drafting engineers, technologists and technicians have experience in a variety of design, drafting and construction administration software:

Power systems analysis and design using SKM Systems Analysis

Lighting design using AGi32 and Elumtools

Grounding systems design using XGS Labs

Fire alarm signaling design using EASE Evac

Autodesk AutoCAD for 2D drafting and drawing production

Autodesk Revit for 3D drafting, model and drawing production

BIM360 Field, Fieldwire, Procore, ProjectSight, Rform, and other apps to support construction management.