Sustainable design has been on the upswing for years now. With the success of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program, the infrastructure world has come on board with several rating systems of its own developed within the last decade.
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.
With the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) as clients, RS&H is helping shape the present and future of mobility in Northeast Florida.
RS&H is leading with the evaluation and design of express lanes on Interstates 95 and 295, the implementation of the First Coast Expressway, as well as the proposed Ultimate Urban Circulator (U2C) in Jacksonville. The projects are part of the North Florida Smart Region, as the area aims to implement new and emerging technologies through integrated systems management and operations.
Another major milestone in the implementation of the South Florida Regional Managed Lanes network was achieved on March 24, with the opening of the first phase of the I-75 Express Lanes from Northwest 170th Street in Miami-Dade County to I-595 in Broward County.
We are in an industry surrounded by change. We have seen and heard of the latest in new and emerging technologies that will change the way we know transportation. When, where, and how this change will impact each of us is still to be determined with the biggest debate being the “when.”