Alternative Delivery

Is Growth Hurting the Transportation Alternative Delivery Market?

By |2019-09-18T09:49:14-04:00September 16th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

At a time when both funding and demand for infrastructure improvements are booming, the number of qualified contractors interested in performing work on large-scale infrastructure projects seems to be shrinking. The transportation industry has increasingly relied on mega-project design-build (D-B) and public-private partnerships (P3) contracts to implement critical corridor and long-span bridge projects, but [...]

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 [...]

The State of Design-Build: Continued Growth

By |2019-05-14T09:40:03-04:00April 24th, 2019|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

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 [...]

In the Media: Rob Smedley Finds Value in DBIA Certification

By |2019-05-14T09:41:38-04:00February 19th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

Rob Smedley Discusses Design-Build Strategies on New Podcast

By |2019-05-14T09:42:38-04:00January 22nd, 2019|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

Featured in P3 World: The Benefits of Partnering for Design-Build Projects

By |2019-05-14T09:42:12-04:00November 20th, 2018|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 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 Takes Active Role at the Design-Build Vertical Forum

By |2019-05-14T10:58:00-04:00June 22nd, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 Enters Transportation Market

By |2019-09-16T09:47:01-04:00June 18th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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.