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Scott Cole brings NCDOT experience to RS&H as Transportation Leader

By |2019-10-15T16:33:50-04:00October 15th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Scott Cole has joined RS&H as the engineering and architecture consulting firm’s North Carolina Senior Transportation Leader, adding immense depth to RS&H’s expertise managing transportation projects across the state. In RS&H’s Charlotte office, Cole will serve as a technical resource and adviser for large-scale and complex transportation projects, relying on three decades of experience [...]

In the Media: Turning Lab Design Challenges into Benefits

By |2019-10-11T09:55:46-04:00October 7th, 2019|Tags: , , |

“Successful labs are created when all stakeholders and the design team have an aligned vision,” writes RS&H Senior Project Manager Scott Crawford, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, in the latest issue of Lab Manager magazine. “Every detail must be exhausted during planning to ensure labs are functional, efficient, and safe.” In his article, Crawford looks at several lab [...]

Lisa Robert Elected to ARTBA National Board

By |2019-10-03T10:40:31-04:00October 3rd, 2019|Tags: , , , |

For the first time, the Washington, D.C.-based American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) will have an RS&H associate on its national officers’ board. RS&H Executive Vice President Lisa Robert has been elected to the 14-member board as Vice Chair At-Large. Additionally, Robert will take part in ARTBA’s strategic planning initiative. “To have a [...]

In the Media: Design and Construction Collaboration

By |2019-09-16T16:06:28-04:00September 16th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

RS&H Buildings Design-Build Manager Rob Smedley, AIA, DBIA, sees several opportunities for design and construction collaboration, including: The progressive design-build method Integration between the owner and the design-build team Partnering Utilizing new technologies Smedley joined Sue Dyer on the Construction Dream Team podcast earlier this month to talk about the importance of using design-build concepts on [...]

In the Media: Crosstown Parkway Extension

By |2019-09-09T14:33:20-04:00September 9th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

The RS&H-designed Crosstown Parkway Extension, set to open this fall, realizes a longstanding goal Port St. Lucie, Florida planners first had nearly 40 years ago: to add a vital crossing over the north fork of the St. Lucie River. The project, featured in the latest issue of Roads & Bridges, creates a third crossing into [...]

Palhete to Lead RS&H’s Human Resources Team

By |2019-09-09T15:26:21-04:00August 27th, 2019|Tags: , , |

RS&H, one of the largest architecture and engineering firms in the nation, has named Jennifer Palhete its Vice President of Human Resources. “Jennifer’s prior experience includes working in a number of industries with a proven history of providing strategic leadership and consultative partnerships,” said RS&H CEO David Sweeney. “We’re excited to have her elevate [...]

In the Media: Eugene Airport’s Master Plan

By |2019-08-19T11:14:04-04:00August 19th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

From the onset of Eugene Regional Airport’s master planning process and through continuous stakeholder involvement, the Eugene Regional Airport focused on establishing a vision for development that looks beyond the typical 20-year planning horizon. The RS&H-prepared new master plan not only creates that vision, but also gives guideposts to help the airport move forward for years [...]

In the Media: Designing a More Resilient Landmark

By |2019-08-12T11:00:25-04:00August 12th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

The Jacksonville Beach Pier was closed after high surf churned up by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016 knocked several sections off the end of it. But it will reopen in two years as a much stronger, resilient structure. RS&H Senior Engineer Steven Starnes told the pier is being shored up with stronger and [...]

RS&H Helps Florida’s Turnpike Turn to All-Electronic Tolling

By |2019-07-24T09:41:15-04:00July 23rd, 2019|Tags: , , , |

The ticketing system that has tolled Florida’s Turnpike from Palm Beach to Osceola Counties will soon be a memory. So, too, will be the traffic snarls brought on by vehicles waiting to pass through the 19 existing toll plazas. RS&H has redesigned the 148-mile corridor to accommodate all-electronic tolling. The project includes demolition of [...]