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Construction Management

Delivering Real-Time, Onsite Solutions

With projects accelerating toward the construction phase, the demand for skilled construction oversight personnel is crucial. Our associates are field-oriented construction professionals who engage with clients and contractors daily to ensure projects are completed safely, on schedule, within budget, and with minimal disruption. RS&H’s construction management solutions support various clients nationwide, including departments of transportation, mobility and transportation authorities, turnpike and tolling authorities, rail and port authorities, municipal and county governments, and private clients.

Construction Management Projects

The Lesner Bridge is arguably Virginia Beach's signature bridge and boasts an average annual daily traffic (AADT) count of over 20,000 vehicles. The City of Virginia Beach set a goal to produce a bridge with a 100-year lifespan that incorporated new aesthetics and safety measures.

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This innovative and cost-effective design-build project comprised the design and construction of 6.1 miles of roadway, including a limited access toll road and a non-tolled local road in Lake and Seminole Counties, Florida.

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Central 70 is one of the most impactful projects of our generation, projected to result in $18 billion of new economic activity in Colorado by 2040. Consisting of reconstructing 10 miles of I-70, this $1.2 billion project was initiated to address local and regional congestion and to revitalize the local economy.

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The project team provided an unmatched level of commitment, expertise, and experience crucial to the execution of this unique project in a condensed nine-month timeline. The entire team worked tirelessly to deliver this unique project and restore a vital transportation network to the city.

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RS&H started conducting bridge inspections in Texas with a team of three, inspecting approximately 30 structures per month. We have since grown into a team of 20, managing 150-200 structural inspections annually nationwide.

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Focus Areas

Construction Engineering & Inspection

RS&H provides comprehensive construction engineering and inspection services. From construction oversight to post-design and program management services, our professionals provide specialized insight for every project.

Claims Analysis

Guided by our proactive approach to claims avoidance, such as constructability reviews and mitigation services, RS&H is committed to issue resolution at the earliest stage possible. When claims do occur, our experts offer analysis and mitigation services to help both state and local clients resolve issues efficiently, saving time and money associated with lengthy disputes.

Procurement & Specification Authoring

Combining our all-phase experience in construction engineering with program management and design, RS&H can assist transportation owners with specification and procurement document authoring at both the project and program levels.

Critical Path Method Schedule Review

We help safeguard clients against unnecessary delays, complications, and unanticipated costs through critical path method (CPM) scheduling. Our analysis starts with an extensive, reality-based review of the initial and baseline schedule using industry-standard scheduling software. As projects advance, we conduct reviews to ensure project quality. If a project deviates from its schedule, we offer solutions to address the situation effectively.

In-Service Bridge Inspection

By providing in-service bridge inspection services, we provide clients with full-service infrastructure maintenance services from identification of structural deficiencies, assessing damage, regularly monitoring structures, performing load ratings, providing re-design or rehabilitation planning, and monitoring reconstruction. Our approach is to recommend repairs to extend the infrastructure’s useful life, full replacement, or continue monitoring to maximize investments in the interest of public safety.

Drone Services

RS&H employs small unpiloted aircraft systems to improve project oversight and inspection capabilities. With this unique vantage point, we provide clients with comprehensive drone services including progress aerial imagery, structural inspections, earthwork volumetrics, 3D modeling, claims mitigation, post-storm inspections, material tracking, and thermal imagery.

Project Controls

We provide advanced insight and experience in all aspects of critical path method (CPM) scheduling, constructability reviews, estimating, and analysis. RS&H’s project controls group comprises former contractors who have served in various ownership and executive roles. This experience translates into a unique perspective on methods, means, and motivations of contractor’s CPM schedule controls, claim positioning and pursuits, bidding strategies, and risk assessment. We identify exposures before they become claims and help protect our clients as they work to deliver their work programs. Our experience covers contracts of all forms, including design-bid-build, design-build, progressive design-build, private-public-partnerships (P3), construction manager/general contractor (CM/GC), lump sum, unit price, A+B bidding, and emergency.

Aviation RPR Services

RS&H has a team of experienced Resident Project Representatives (RPRs) who oversee the construction of aviation projects on both landside and airside. Our RPRs perform rigorous reviews of material submittals to confirm materials are installed in accordance with the plans, specifications, and manufacturer instructions. We proactively look ahead to identify issues before they occur to prevent any impacts to the schedule or quality of a project. RS&H professionally manages RPR services to ensure projects are constructed in compliance with all FAA, state, and local agency specifications.

Constructability Reviews

Our review process begins with a thorough analysis through all phases of design to identify and quantify shortcomings related to payment methods, constructability, and coordination. Involving our experts in the early stage of projects allows for maximum opportunity to mitigate constructability challenges saving time and money.

Cost Estimating

RS&H cost estimates go beyond estimating via average unit prices. We provide contractor-style, bottoms up cost estimates using contractor estimating software, or estimates focusing on the primary cost drivers to provide accurate estimates while meeting client budgetary constraints. Our cost estimates reflect market conditions including increasing demand, shortage of resources, and labor constraints which have led to significant cost increases across all markets.

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Construction Manager/General Contractor and Progressive Design-Build are qualifications-based selections, involve a single-step approach, and typically require less time and resources from the owner and bidders during the procurement process.

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Considerations for Innovative Project Delivery Methods
July 9, 2024By Christopher Shaeffer

Innovative Project Delivery methods can be viable project delivery options to provide the best value, accelerate delivery, and mitigate project risks compared to traditional Design-Bid-Build delivery. 

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Navigating Modern Roundabout Design: Avoiding Common Pitfalls
June 20, 2024By Stacey Sinclair, PE, ENV SP, Jeff Leugers, PE, Jeremiah Davis, PE

As more roundabouts are implemented across the United States, more data is being accumulated while standards and guidelines continue to be revised and developed to assist in successfully designing and installing these facilities.

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