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Lengel Leads New RS&H Aviation Services

RS&H has a new aviation service group and a new leader to run it.

The new Environmental Stewardship and Resiliency Service Group will build on the existing consulting services RS&H provides, including its aviation planning and environmental planning services. The new service group will focus on aviation-specific environmental compliance and sustainability issues facing the nation’s airports today.

New RS&H Vice President John Lengel will lead the group.

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Community-minded I-95/I-10 Interchange Project Wins FICE Award

Interstates 95 and 10 are two of the longest highways in the U.S., stretching over 4,000 miles. As expansive as they are, the 3-mile corridor where they intersect in Jacksonville presents cramped, sometimes chaotic, challenges.

When the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) set out to update the I-10/I-95 interchange and surrounding 3-mile stretch, the motorists scattering in all directions through a series of ramps weren’t the only stakeholders to keep in mind. The residents from the urban corridor around the project needed top-of-mind attention, too.

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RS&H-engineered Veterans Memorial Bridge featured in FES Journal

Completed in 2016, the Veterans Memorial Bridge project in Martin County, Fla., earned the Transportation National Award of Excellence given by Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA). RS&H served as engineer with design-builder Archer Western. Now, the project continues to make headlines.

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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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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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