Joe VanHoose

About Joe VanHoose

Joe is a storyteller with more than a decade of experience in media relations, with particular specialty in writing and promoting. He can be reached at

Pedestrian Bridge Symbolizes Home for Gainesville Community

By |2018-07-31T02:02:31-04:00March 1st, 2015|

When driving through the City of Gainesville, Florida, residents now recognize the redesigned pedestrian bridge as a symbol of home. The city wanted to convert the old Depot Avenue Rail-Trail Pedestrian Bridge into an iconic entryway that incorporated the city’s history and vibrant present. Through innovative design and beautiful engineering, RS&H did just that, while [...]

Topsail Island Bridge Reflects the Community’s Voice

By |2018-07-31T02:03:19-04:00February 11th, 2015|

The southern portion of Topsail Island lies in Pender County, North Carolina. Since the 1970s, only two bridges served this 26-mile barrier island, even as boat traffic and bridge traffic increased. In 2005, a structural inspection indicated a very poor sufficiency rating for the steel truss swing span bridge, scoring six out of 100 [...]

Behind-the-Scenes Efforts Make I-95 Rehab Run Smoothly

By |2018-08-13T18:22:28-04:00February 7th, 2015|Tags: , , |

Rehabilitating concrete along interstates is not at all glamourous. In fact, when it’s done successfully, that’s the point – to complete the work quickly, and ideally, with little notice by the traveling public. But these projects can also be very challenging, often requiring constant coordination, attention to detail, and a particular emphasis on safety. [...]

New Pensacola YMCA: A Centerpiece for the Neighborhood

By |2018-09-11T18:59:51-04:00February 4th, 2015|Tags: , , |

In November 2014, RS&H, serving as Designer of Record, completed the architectural and interior design of a new 52,000-square-foot YMCA facility in downtown Pensacola, Florida. The new facility will serve 8,000 members and sits in a historic district. The building, which incorporates the latest technology and amenities, will showcase the YMCA’s major state-of-the-art venues [...]

NASA’s Vehicle Assembly Building Undergoes Renovation

By |2018-08-07T01:22:10-04:00February 1st, 2015|Tags: , , , , |

The historic 50-year-old Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida is undergoing a $100 million interior renovation. In a recent article by ENR Southeast, the rebuild will better serve NASA’s new deep-space vehicle, known as the Space Launch System. RS&H is engineering the design of the new steel-framed platforms. Engineering systems [...]

RS&H Consulting on Detroit Metro Airport Runway Repairs

By |2018-08-10T20:39:34-04:00January 23rd, 2015|Tags: , , , , |

The Detroit Free Press reported recently that cracks and flaws in the concrete at Detroit Metro Airport’s $225-million runway, which was added in 2001, are now posing risks and forcing a costly reconstruction. RS&H is serving as a consultant to the repairs and is advising on the application for a federal grant to pay [...]

RS&H to Design Cayman Island Airport Expansion

By |2018-08-08T13:31:01-04:00January 10th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

The Cayman Compass reported that RS&H has been signed to provide the design of a $55 million expansion to the Grand Cayman’s central airport, which will double the capacity of the terminal to 2.5 million passengers annually. According to Albert Anderson, CEO of the airport authority, RS&H consultants will also be responsible for keeping [...]

Village of Pinecrest in Miami Completes Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Forecast

By |2018-08-10T15:25:41-04:00August 13th, 2014|Tags: , , , , |

The Village of Pinecrest is a residential community located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The area is on the front line of a changing climate due to low elevations, high population densities, and porous limestone topography, which make it difficult to keep out floodwaters. As a result, even modest amounts of sea level rise have [...]

DoDEA Improves Indoor Air Quality at 18 Schools

By |2018-08-09T22:10:38-04:00July 13th, 2014|Tags: , |

Well-ventilated classrooms and good indoor air quality are essential in schools and other learning environments. Poor indoor air quality can result in a decline of student performance by as much as 10 to 15 percent or as much as an entire letter grade. Studies at Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory indicate poor ventilation and elevated [...]

Public Involvement Key to Unlocking Anchorage Airport’s Future

By |2018-08-10T13:05:29-04:00May 13th, 2014|Tags: , , , |

In order to secure Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funding for development projects and to ensure Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport is prepared for success in an uncertain environment, RS&H helped Alaska’s largest and busiest airport control its own destiny by preparing a thoughtful, engaged master plan – a document that hadn’t been updated for [...]