Unmanned aircraft systems are enhancing US battlefield capabilities, allowing our military to become lighter, faster, more flexible, and more intelligent. While the demand for unmanned systems continues unabated today, several factors will influence the development of unmanned programs in the future, such as urgent operations, affordable solutions in a fiscally constrained environment, and safer execution of operations.
The Cayman Compass reported that RS&H has been signed to provide the design of a $55 million expansion to the Grand Cayman’s central airport, which will double the capacity of the terminal to 2.5 million passengers annually. According to Albert Anderson, CEO of the airport authority, RS&H consultants will also be responsible for keeping the project at the Owen Roberts International Airport – financed largely through passenger charges levied by the authority – on time and on budget.
From community involvement to networking opportunities, we dedicated time to impact Texas communities and industries in 2014 and plan to do even more in 2015. Below is one of our favorite experiences.
Laboratory Design recently published a commentary, “Teaming for Success,” by RS&H’s Vice President and Health & Science Practice Leader, Michael Vascellaro on the importance of collaboration within the biotech industry. Mr. Vascellaro participated on a panel during BioFlorida’s 2014 Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
In the current climate of limited transportation funding combined with rapid advances in tolling technology, it has become increasingly important for transportation agencies to consider future toll system expansion as a major component of toll facility design. Within the state of Texas, transportation agencies have responded to funding limitations by phasing toll projects into interim and ultimate conditions. The interim condition of the project is designed to meet current travel demand while still adhering to budget constraints. The ultimate condition, which undergoes expansion, meets the increased demand when additional funding becomes available. Additionally, advances in technology and increasing demand require the continuous update, replacement, and addition of new tolling equipment even on projects that are not phased. Designing tolling infrastructure to allow for future expansion can ease the incorporation of new technology into existing toll facilities in the future.