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In the Media: The Benefits of Design-Build Partnering

By |2019-05-14T09:39:30-04:00May 3rd, 2019|Tags: , , , |

A successful design-build project requires strong collaboration between the owner and design-builder, a team of architects, engineers and builders, writes RS&H Design-Build Manager Rob Smedley in his column for Partnering Magazine. Partnering sessions are crucial to ensuring that all parties are on the same page before work progresses. A partnering session allows for the project owner [...]

Aviation Planner Leads Through Compassion

By |2019-04-30T15:49:12-04:00April 25th, 2019|Tags: , , |

For Amanda O’Krongley, the Aviation industry is a family business. She and her husband, whom she met at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, are both Aviation planners. Her oldest son is getting his pilot’s license and will attend his parents’ alma mater remotely next year as he continues to work at a Fixed Base Operator [...]

Associates Bring Science, Engineering to Life at STEM Like a Girl Event

By |2019-04-17T12:44:01-04:00April 17th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Environmental Specialist Kate Lindekugel had no idea until college that there were so many STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) career options available to women. “Gosh, I wish I’d known before that there were so many more careers for women talented in math and science other than being a doctor or nurse, ” said [...]

RS&H Wins ACEC-IL Award for Chapel Hill Road Bridge Rehab

By |2019-04-16T09:28:28-04:00April 16th, 2019|Tags: , , |

RS&H recently picked up the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Illinois 2019 Engineering Excellence Award for the Chapel Hill Road Bridge rehabilitation project over the Fox River in McHenry County, Illinois. This award recognizes an engineering achievement that demonstrates a high degree of merit, is original and innovative, adds future value to the [...]

Energy Resiliency and Existing Building Commissioning

By |2019-05-14T11:05:43-04:00April 11th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Resiliency needs to be introduced as an integral part of the building commissioning process, writes RS&H Commissioning and Energy Region Leader Woody Thompson in his latest article for Consulting & Specifying Engineer. Doing so will ensure facilities can quickly bounce back from disaster, either natural or man-made. "It is time to focus not only on bulk-power integrity, [...]

Rob Smedley Discusses BIM, Design-Build Trends

By |2019-05-14T09:41:06-04:00April 9th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

RS&H Buildings Design-Build Manager Rob Smedley has been an advocate for Building Information Modeling (BIM) since its beginnings. While BIM is already a useful tool for design-build teams, Smedley sees ways teams can benefit even more. Smedley is featured in the latest Construction Drive article that examines the relationship between BIM and design-build and looks at [...]

RS&H Elevate Fund Touches 12 Charities

By |2019-04-02T09:24:13-04:00April 2nd, 2019|Tags: , |

Each year, RS&H dedicates a portion of the firm’s corporate revenues to provide grants to nonprofit organizations in communities we serve. This week, the firm made its second donation from its Elevate Fund — $53,300 across 12 nonprofit groups. The RS&H Elevate Fund supports associates in aiding the communities they work and live in [...]