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RS&H Taps Robbie as Firm’s National Design Director

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Philip Robbie’s career as an architect has been a journey, taking him from his native Cleveland, Ohio, across the U.S. and into Canada. From co-owning a firm to working for some of the largest architecture agencies in the world, Robbie channels a vast expanse of experience.

RS&H, one of the nation’s leading architecture and engineering firms, has named Robbie its National Design Director.

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Managing a P3 in Operations

Tolled highway and bridge P3 projects are typically large, complicated, controversial, and fraught with risk.

The tolling aspects of operations and maintenance are usually a high priority during pre-procurement and procurement. Proposal teams will challenge some of the typical road and bridge operations and maintenance performance specifications if they are too stringent and/or if they feel they will inflate their bid and not provide the public and owner value.

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RS&H Transportation Projects Earn Design-Build Honors

Rogersville Project Freeway

Two RS&H design-build transportation projects have earned National Awards of Merit from the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA).

These two projects – the Sisters Creek Bridge replacement in Jacksonville, Fla., and the Rogersville Project Freeway in Greene and Webster Counties in Missouri – are now eligible to win DBIA’s Project of the Year and Excellence Awards, which will be announced in November.

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RS&H Relay Teams Beat the Heat at BFAST Triathlon

Participating in a sprint triathlon in the middle of July in Florida is no easy feat. Convincing five other people to join in might be even more difficult.

But, always the motivator, that’s just what RS&H architect and senior design-build practitioner Rob Smedley managed to do. Smedley rallied five coworkers to join him in participating in the Beaches Fine Arts Sprint Triathlon (BFAST) in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., in July.

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A Game-changing Technology, Now for the AEC Industry

It was the first meeting at the project site. Hesitation quickly turned to panic after discovering major errors in the plans. These mistakes were going to cost millions and put safety at risk.

Everyone stood in shock. Only the project manager was smiling.

“It’s a good thing we’re looking at a game-engine simulation. Otherwise, this would have been disastrous for the project,” he said.

One thing instantly became clear to everyone who took part in the simulation: the game engine is no longer just for entertainment. It is a technology that offers tremendous value to the AEC industry. With scenarios like this becoming commonplace, game engines are finding their way out of video-game production studios and into the hands of architects, engineers and contractors.

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