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Factors for Success as a P3 State

Why do Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) succeed in some states and falter in others? Success doesn’t come easy.  The degree of each state’s or project’s success can be argued, but the following items have and will help pave the way for states to find more success when implementing P3 projects and programs.

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Could changes in Washington affect Section 404 permitting?

Getting Section 404 permit approval from US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is a process that can take up to 3 years. A process that requires federal and state interagency coordination to review hundreds of pages of permit applications that are opened for public comment, all while running on lousy coffee. Now, imagine the process with 20 percent less staff.

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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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