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ARTBA Recognizes I-595 as P3 Project of the Year

Each year, the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) recognizes one project that exemplifies the value that public-private partnerships (P3) bring to U.S. transportation development. As a P3 between the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and I-595 Express, LLC, this year’s recipient was the I-595 Corridor Improvements project.

The I-595 Corridor Improvements constitute the largest single transportation project completed in Florida. This project is also the first availability payment concession in the United States and the first public-private partnership (P3) transportation project in Florida.

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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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Stair Climbing to Support Lung Disease

Preston Keefe recently participated in a very physically challenging event to help the Respiratory Health Association raise funds to help fight lung disease.

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Tallahassee International Airport Undergoing Big Transformation

The Tallahassee International Airport (TLH) serves a market area of more than 1.4 million people, including Tallahassee, 11 neighboring Florida counties, and 12 southern Georgia counties, accounting for 32 percent of air passenger travel in the Northwest Florida region. As travel into and out of the city continues to grow, TLH has begun taking measures to not only meet passengers’ needs, but also give them a sense of the city’s identity. In 2015, the airport began the first of three phases of construction and renovation to do just that.

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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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