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RS&H T-CM Team Tames Tricky Tunnel Paving Job

The Big Walker Mountain Tunnel sneaks up like a ghost on motorists traveling Interstate 77 through Virginia’s Appalachian Mountains. Big Walker Mountain is the first mountain along the interstate that crews could not snake the road around – so motorists have been driving through it for 46 years.

They’re now traveling on a fresh ribbon of SM-12.5E asphalt, as the RS&H Transportation-Construction Management Practice has wrapped up a paving project in the 4,720-foot tunnel. The RS&H team was able to mill, pave and stripe both lanes of the southbound tunnel in just two nights.

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RS&H Master Plan Positions Grand Rapids Airport for Growth

When Aviation Planning Services Group Vice President Jeff Mishler signed on to the Gerald R. Ford International Airport Master Plan, his team brought more than just planning savvy to the table; it also boasted an airfields and buildings design capability – a practical and financial attribute pure planning firms lack.

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RS&H Takes Active Role at the Design-Build Vertical Forum

RS&H associates recently participated in, “Leveraging Design-Build Best Practices in a Vertical Market,” a panel hosted by the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) Florida Region Gulf Coast Chapter. Geared toward architects/engineers, builders, and owners, the panel discussion focused on the design-build method, process, and best practices in project delivery.

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Associates Inspire Next Generation of Women in STEM

After RS&H engineers Priscilla Brubeck and Maria Ruiz completed a STEM workshop for teen and pre-teen girls, a fifth grader walked up to the pair and told them she wanted to be a computer engineer.

“At that age, I didn’t even know what an engineer was,” Priscilla said. “It’s so important to plant that seed early on in kids’ – especially girls’ – lives.”

That is exactly what Priscilla, Maria, and other RS&H associates are trying to do, as they kick the company’s participation in STEM workshops into high gear.

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Progressive Design-Build Enters Transportation Market

Progressive design-build is prevalent in the water and wastewater market sector. However, this procurement type has lagged in the transportation market, specifically the heavy highway market. Could progressive design-build mitigate the liability concerns associated with traditional design-build in other markets?

The answer is yes.

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