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RS&H Brings Cold-in-Place Recycling to Georgia Airport

Cold-in-place recycling has been used for years now on transportation projects across the country. The process entails using a train of equipment to convert previously-used materials into the foundation layer, all without removing, transporting, heating, or storing tons of asphalt. This technique saves time, money and the environmental impact of road projects large and small.

Now, RS&H has used the cold-in-place construction method for the first time on an airfield in Georgia, repaving Runway 16/34 at McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport. The airport was chosen by state officials to showcase the new, green method of aviation paving.

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New Terminal Inspires Fresh Identity for Airport

Ken Ibold discusses FAA rollout of SMS in ‘Airport Business’

Ken Ibold

Nearly 300 airports across the country will soon face implementing a Safety Management System (SMS) – an FAA-backed, top-down, organization-wide approach to managing safety risk and assuring the effectiveness of safety risk controls.

In the latest issue of Airport Business, RS&H SMS discipline lead Ken Ibold discusses the latest details of FAA’s roll-out of SMS.

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RS&H helps give holiday cheer with Fantasy Flight donations

Every Christmas for 31 years now, children with severe and terminal illnesses have taken off on a Fantasy Flight for the destination every child wants to see around Christmas time: The North Pole.

At the end of the Detroit Metro Airport runway, Santa awaits at his headquarters with open arms and a sack full of presents and goodies. And, at least for a night, Christmas is a little brighter.

Nearly 70 children from six Detroit-area hospitals boarded a Delta jet Friday at the Detroit airport and took off on their “supersonic” flight to a place where dreams come true. Making dreams come true is just what members of the Motown Silver Liners, a group made up of retired airline employees, aim to do every year.

RS&H is one of many organizations that donate to the Fantasy Flight program to help make the annual event possible. This year, RS&H contributed $2,722 to the Detroit event.

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RS&H-designed Detroit Airport Runway Project Awarded for Sustainability

The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) sets a high benchmark for recognizing sustainable projects across the country, so much so that only 19 projects have earned an ISI award.

Now, you can add the Detroit Metropolitan Airport’s Runway and Associated Taxiways Reconstruction project to the list of winners. The RS&H-designed project earned ISI’s Silver award after being completed ahead of time, under budget and diverting 99 percent of recyclable material from landfills. The Detroit airport is only the second in the country to receive ISI designation.

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