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 [...]
As the use of design-build continues to increase, we are seeing more and more owners representing a variety of markets – from aerospace and aviation to healthcare, life sciences, and transportation – leverage this delivery model to advance their most important and time-sensitive projects. Some of the prominent design-build projects in our home state [...]
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 [...]
In his 35 years in the industry, RS&H Buildings Design-Build Manager Rob Smedley has seen design-build done right, wrong and most everything in between. But Smedley was surprised at how much he could learn as he went through DBIA certification. "'What more can I learn that decades in the industry haven't taught me?' I [...]
Owners, designers and contractors all have roles and responsibilities in delivering a project on schedule. To stay on that schedule requires engagement, partnership, extensive communication and cohesive management among a design-build team. In the latest episode of Managing the Risk, RS&H Design-Build Manager Rob Smedley, AIA, joins host Chad Walker to discuss challenges with managing the [...]
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 P3 World column. Partnering sessions are crucial to ensuring that all parties are on the same page before work progresses. The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) points [...]
RS&H associates recently participated in, “Leveraging Design-Build Best Practices in a Vertical Market,” a panel hosted by the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) Florida Region Gulf Coast Chapter. Geared toward architects/engineers, builders, and owners, the panel discussion focused on the design-build method, process, and best practices in project delivery. Senior Project Practice Leader for [...]
Progressive design-build is prevalent in the water and wastewater market sector. However, this procurement type has lagged in the transportation market, specifically the heavy highway market. Could progressive design-build mitigate the liability concerns associated with traditional design-build in other markets? The answer is yes.