Design-Build

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

By |2018-12-13T15:07:15+00:00November 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 [...]

Sisters Creek Bridge Replacement: More than a Bridge, A Destination

By |2018-12-13T15:15:19+00:00September 27th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

While drivers take a scenic trip down State Road 105 (Heckscher Drive), the award-winning Sisters Creek Bridge replacement provides a breathtaking view of the St. Johns River and miles of pristine salt marsh wetlands. This historic archaeological site is a staple in the Jacksonville community. The existing bascule bridge was replaced with a new [...]

RS&H Takes Active Role at the Design-Build Vertical Forum

By |2018-12-13T15:10:51+00:00June 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 |2018-12-20T12:35:47+00:00June 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.

Major Milestone: 15-Mile I-75 Express Lanes Open

By |2018-12-13T15:08:24+00:00April 24th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

Another major milestone in the implementation of the South Florida Regional Managed Lanes network was achieved on March 24, with the opening of the first phase of the I-75 Express Lanes from Northwest 170th Street in Miami-Dade County to I-595 in Broward County. This 15-mile segment features a new, four-lane barrier separated, tolled managed lanes facility [...]

RS&H’s Rachel Back Accepted to ARTBA Leader Development Program

By |2018-12-13T15:14:15+00:00March 29th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

RS&H Senior Design-Build Engineer Rachel Back has been accepted into the American Road and Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) Industry Leader Development Program (ILDP). In May, she will travel to Washington, D.C., to deepen her knowledge of the transportation industry and meet with members of Congress to discuss transportation initiatives for the country. “I am [...]

Avitabile Earns DBIA Transportation Leadership Award

By |2018-12-13T15:04:28+00:00February 20th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |

RS&H Vice President Jim Avitabile has been a big part of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) in his home state of Florida. As region president, he helped expand DBIA membership, diversified initiatives and implemented a successful awards program that made the region financially sustainable. It only make sense that Avitabile is being recognized [...]

DBIA National Award for Excellence in Transportation Goes to Rogersville Project Freeway

By |2018-12-13T15:06:46+00:00December 4th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) has awarded the RS&H-designed Rogersville Project Freeway its 2017 National Award for Excellence in Transportation. Not only did the Missouri highway project earn the DBIA’s top transportation award, but it was also given the inaugural DBIA Chairman’s Award for Community Impact and Social Responsibility. “You can’t believe how [...]

RS&H Transportation Projects Earn Design-Build Honors

By |2018-12-13T15:11:12+00:00August 2nd, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

Two RS&H design-build transportation projects have earned National Awards of Merit from the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA). These two projects – the Sisters Creek Bridge replacement in Jacksonville, Fla., and the Rogersville Project Freeway in Greene and Webster Counties in Missouri – are now eligible to win DBIA’s Project of the Year and [...]