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City of Orlando Refines Flood Zones to Help Residents

As featured in the FES Journal, RS&H helped the City of Orlando update floodplains within hundreds of acres across the city limits. The city staff prioritized the areas needing immediate attention that were frequently flooding.

Since the city began the updates in 2009, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved more than 10 Letters of Map Revisions that have successfully established and updated hundreds of floodplains.

Read the full story in the FES Journal here.

Jacksonville Launches Natural Gas Station

The Jacksonville Business Journal reported recently that the City of Jacksonville began construction on its first public-use natural gas station. Transportation experts and business leaders, city government officials and environmental activists, attended the event, all of whom believe Jacksonville will emerge as both a logistics and energy hub for the Southeast due to natural gas.

“Jacksonville is an international logistics hub,” said Ben Moore, an energy and sustainability planner with RS&H. “The economy here is all about moving goods; traditionally, all those goods have been moved with fossil fuels. Now we have a fuel that can cut the fuel expense in half, it’s reducing emissions, and we don’t have to import it from abroad. It’s something businesses in our region can take advantage of, especially in the logistics segment.”

Read the full article here.

RS&H Presents at 2014 BioFlorida Conference

BioFlorida, Inc., Florida’s life sciences association, hosted the state’s life science industry during its 17th Annual Life Sciences Conference on Oct. 12-14, 2014, at the Harbor Beach Marriott in Ft. Lauderdale. The organization featured key influencers from emerging and established companies, universities, research institutions, economic development agencies, investment community and the state legislature who participated in an expanded program highlighting Florida’s leading-edge science, business innovations and public policy debates.

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BioFlorida Video Features RS&H’s Jonathan Cantor

On October 14-16, BioFlorida hosted its 14th Annual Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The organization promoted the conference with a video in which RS&H’s Jonathan Cantor, AIA, spoke to the networking value of the event. Mr. Cantor serves as co-chair of BioFlorida’s northeast chapter. RS&H also participated on a panel with its client Gainesville-based Nanotherapeautics discussing the advantages of strategic teaming for the bio-pharma industry.

RS&H Creates Visualization for Missouri Department of Transportation

RS&H recently provided visualization services to produce an animation for the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) used to demonstrate a new freeway planned between Rogersville and Springfield, Missouri. The animation was part of a recent KY3-TV news report in Springfield.

Both the public and the MoDOT officials were impressed with the visualization showing the animated transformation of the current highway to the proposed freeway.

“If you are not used to reading plans like a lot of us engineers are, then I think this does a better job of representing what it is going to look like when the project is finished,” said Sean Matlock, the MoDOT project engineer.

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