Insights

Autonomous Vehicles Drive the Future of Transportation Infrastructure

By |2018-08-08T22:02:32-04:00June 13th, 2014|Tags: , , |

The planning, design, and funding processes of our nation’s transportation infrastructure, including highways and city streets, are bound to see significant shifts in the next ten years. Over the next decade, all stakeholders, including federal, state, and local transportation agencies in the A/E/C industry, may need to re-think their business plans as a result [...]

Draft Ruling Identifies Definition, Changes to Navigable Waters

By |2018-11-02T08:41:50-04:00April 30th, 2014|Tags: , , |

After the US Supreme Court rulings in the Solid Waste Association of Northern Cook Counties (SWANCC) and Rapanos cases, many were left wondering what waters are jurisdictional, what are not, what “significant nexus” meant, and how do you quantify it? To address these questions, a ruling (EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0880) was drafted by the Environmental Protection [...]

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Revises Water Quality Standards

By |2018-11-02T08:42:37-04:00April 25th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , |

Fourteen major rivers, more than a hundred lakes, and 23 aquifers comprise the major sources of freshwater in Texas. It sounds like Texas has plenty of water, but the reality is these resources are shared across five metropolitan cities and distributed across a state the size of France with two-thirds of the state [...]

Texas State Water Bill May Fund $25 Billion for Projects

By |2018-11-02T08:42:26-04:00April 15th, 2014|Tags: , , , |

The Texas State Water Bill (HB 4) has been signed into law authorizing $2 billion in spending on water related projects and could ultimately fund more than $25 billion. HB 4 was signed into law in May 2013 by Governor Rick Perry in an effort to fund long-term water resources projects. The law [...]

Project Highlights

By |2018-11-02T08:43:52-04:00January 25th, 2014|Tags: , , , |

Learn more about some of our recent project updates. Florida Gas Transmission Since 1996, RS&H has provided Florida Gas Transmission Company (FGT) with environmental compliance services to support its pipeline operations from Mississippi to South Florida. These operations consist of more than 5,000 miles of pipeline and 23 compressor stations. RS&H has helped FGT: [...]

Our Core Values

By |2018-11-02T08:45:10-04:00January 15th, 2014|Tags: , , , |

Training & Development The Training and Development program at RS&H aims to provide associates with continual opportunities to improve their professional skills and to become leaders in their respective fields. Last year in the Tyler office, our associates participated in OSHA safety training, obtained a number of TxDOT pre-certifications, attended a TxDOT environmental [...]

RS&H’s Ben Chandler Explains Net Zero Waste

By |2018-08-10T14:34:03-04:00January 13th, 2014|Tags: , , , |

RS&H's Ben Chandler recently wrote "Net Zero Waste - Sorting It Out" for the Public Works Digest. This article is a reprint of the original and was used with permission. The Army’s Net Zero Waste (NZW) policy challenges installations to eliminate their landfill waste. An installation’s waste stream is a remnant of its processes and [...]

Phil Schwab Explains Five Benefits of Public-Private Partnerships

By |2018-08-10T13:00:33-04:00January 13th, 2014|Tags: , , , |

Last month, RS&H’s Phil Schwab authored an article in the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE) news update, Inside Lane. The article, “P3s offer financial and design flexibility,” provides an overview of a public-private partnership, a contractual agreement between a public agency and private-sector entity to deliver a public service or facility with the [...]

Exploring New Horizons

By |2018-11-02T08:44:43-04:00January 5th, 2014|Tags: , , , , |

The RS&H Tyler, Texas, office associates' New Year's resolutions for 2014 focused on increasing personal and industry knowledge, while sharing their expertise with others in their community. To achieve their goals, they participated in a variety of activities and training. With January already moving by more quickly than they could've imagined, the Tyler, [...]

Consequences of Not Complying with Environmental Laws and Regulations

By |2018-11-02T08:47:34-04:00November 30th, 2013|Tags: , , |

Most consequences in life don’t seem possible until they actually happen. Whether it is going that extra five miles over the speed limit or not getting your inspection sticker on time, it can be easy to overlook potential repercussions. The same holds true for environmental related laws and regulations. It seems easy to construct [...]