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P3 Case Study: Florida’s I-595

As it is for most drivers on the road, for most transportation projects, time is of the essence.

Last month, we discussed how some states have been successful using Public-Private Partnerships (P3) as a tool to deliver transportation projects. South Florida’s Interstate 595 P3 project is one such project, finishing years ahead of schedule and achieving superior results for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) because of this alternative solution.

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Brandon Pourch named R. Ray Goode Community Volunteer of the Year

RS&H architect Brandon Pourch knows how easy it is to take his design and architectural skills for granted. In a firm like RS&H, those talents are everywhere you look.

Outside these walls, those skills can be a little harder to come by, which is why Pourch volunteers his time and talents to help so many people and organizations in Jacksonville. From constructing decorations for events at the Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art to designing and helping construct a new community garden in the city’s Riverside-Avondale neighborhoods, Pourch’s fingerprints are all over the First Coast.

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RS&H Helps Those in Need through the Texas Ramp Project

Front Row: Elda Galvez, Sophia Galvez, Kent Rhoades, Wolfgang Nazarian Back Row: John Holt, Chris Rhoades, Brian Nazarian, Travis Apodaca

For those with limited mobility, leaving the house can be a major to-do. Often, getting out the door can mean climbing up and down a number of stairs, and for disabled or elderly individuals, a set of stairs can be a brick wall.

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RS&H Re-Selected by NASA for Johnson Space Center Work

Building on more than 50 years of work with America’s space program, RS&H has been re-selected by NASA for a third 5-year, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for architecture and engineering services at Johnson Space Center.

The total amount of contract authorizations to the three firms selected by NASA could add up to $24 million. Of the four previous contract design firms, RS&H is the only firm to be re-selected for the contract.

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Toll System Integration Project Documentation – What’s the Right Balance?

Tolling agencies have adopted a fairly liberal approach to documentation requirements when sourcing new systems – the more documents, the better.

A typical contract calls for several levels of system design documentation, including extensive testing plans and scripts, integration plans, migration plans, and maintenance plans. These documents are often in addition to a full suite of project control documentation, such as plans for project management, quality management, communications, risk management, and contractor management.

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