Following Hurricane Matthew’s descent through eastern North Carolina this past October, several major roadways in the Fayetteville area were closed. RS&H Construction Management Project Manager Benjamin Peterson and Area Engineer Michael Davis, PE, have been writing, executing and maintaining contracts to get the work complete.
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.
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.
The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) is a discerning group when it comes to handing out accolades. In fact, SAME presents only three national awards to member companies each year.
RS&H has now earned a national award three years in a row.
“Any community that has a strong Y is a stronger community,” said Bill Seedes, executive director of the Bear Levin Studer YMCA in Pensacola, Fla.
A bold statement, but one that proves more accurate each day since the new downtown Pensacola Bear Levin Studer Family YMCA opened its doors. The $16 million, 52,000-square-foot building was recently honored by the American Institute of Architecture Northwest Florida Chapter with a Merit Award of Excellence for New Work.