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ENR Webinar: RS&H’s Tim Witsil presents the latest on visualization

Tim Witsil

The challenge architects and engineers often face is how to thoroughly present plans that show their vision.

For years, designers, contractors and owners had to rely on two-dimensional drawings to convey their ideas. Everything changed with the arrival of three-dimensional (3D) computer-aided design (CAD). Even today’s 3D renderings come up short when trying to offer a holistic view of a jobsite.

But the latest visualization technology – virtual reality – is changing the way we communicate and experience the built world. Introduced and advanced by the video game industry, virtual reality (VR) has found its way into the AEC industry.

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How Can Toll Agencies Make the Most of the Last 5 Percent?

Toll agencies often find themselves in a financial conundrum. This usually happens when you measure the costs associated with collecting tolls from customers who refuse to pay initially against the toll revenue and fees ultimately collected. If agencies don’t follow certain measures to control their spending, they may end up losing money versus gaining revenue.

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The Stuff Buildings Are Made Of

Whether you’re depositing a check at the bank or getting a checkup at the doctor’s office, the design of the space is impacting your daily experiences. But what makes a design “good” or even “great”?

RS&H has designed a wide variety of buildings, including the transformation of a welding lab into a culinary arts facility and the design of a progressive healthcare research center. Some of these are even award-winning designs. But, with each unique building, our process of listening, collaborating, and quality-checking remains consistent.

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Introducing Tolls & Managed Lanes to New Markets

As you begin developing a tolling or managed lane facility in a new area, the challenge becomes how to introduce tolling in a manner that will quickly gain acceptance.

The facility must address current and future travel demands to improve traffic operations in the region. The goal is always to deliver exceptional, consistent, and reliable service by developing infrastructure improvements that provide a safe, convenient, and congestion-free facility.

Introducing tolls and managed lanes to new markets can effectively be broken down into the following five steps.

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Preparing Your Tolls Infrastructure for an Uncertain Future

There are many current initiatives driving technological advancements in the tolling industry that will affect the future of toll technology infrastructure, such as Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I). It’s imperative that transportation authorities design and implement infrastructure that will accommodate future advancements. If agencies don’t plan properly, they will be at risk of losing time and money, as well as not improving congestion within their communities.

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