Emerging Technologies

Preparing for the Future: Technology’s Impact on Tolling

By |2018-11-02T08:59:27-05:00December 7th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

The tolling industry has a lot to gain - or lose - from technology's rapid advancement. While the macro-effect on the tolling industry from some of the newer technologies (e.g. connected and autonomous vehicles) will not be fully understood for quite some time, there are other advancements currently being implemented that will have a more immediate effect.

RS&H Associate Leo Fernandez Sees Precise BIM Possibilities

By |2018-08-10T19:28:36-05:00November 9th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

Leo Fernandez has a vision for what the architecture field can look like. A vision for more accurate building models and more streamlined asset management. He sees a future where stringent U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) requirements are commonplace practices for designing any facility. “When you compare DoD requirements to normal industry standards, the [...]

3D: A Unifying Way to Design

By |2018-09-17T21:26:29-05:00September 28th, 2017|Tags: , , |

3D technology is pushing the transportation industry to the brink of major transformation. In the midst of the most significant transition since the advent of Computer Aided Drafting, the industry is becoming faster and more cost-effective thanks to the ability to communicate in 3D. Presenting projects in 3D is no longer just an artistic concept; it is now a tool used to develop the actual design.

The Road Ahead: How Connected Vehicle Technology Will Make Our Streets Safe

By |2018-11-02T09:01:14-05:00September 14th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been reminding us that the primary reason for deploying autonomous, connected vehicles (AV/CV) and connected automated vehicles (CAV) technology is to increase public safety. While system capacity, efficiency, reduced fuel consumption and increased sustainability are all secondary benefits, the federal agencies regulating the technology are [...]

How VR improves the customer experience

By |2018-08-03T20:15:44-05:00August 31st, 2017|Tags: , , |

There’s a big difference between looking at a picture and being in a picture. When we think about new building developments or project proposals, we usually end up looking at pictures to help visualize the structures. They may be artful renderings or computer-generated graphics, or even three-dimensional models, but how we consume all of [...]

Emerging Transportation Technologies Can Provide a Sustainable Future

By |2018-11-02T09:13:25-05:00June 22nd, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

As we continue to see the many new advances that are being made in the area of transportation technology, we cannot help but wonder what the transportation and tolling industry will look like in 10 to 15 years. Will the current business models for tolling agencies be the same? Will the need for [...]

ENR Webinar: RS&H’s Tim Witsil presents the latest on visualization

By |2018-08-03T17:31:29-05:00March 23rd, 2017|Tags: , , , |

The challenge architects and engineers often face is how to thoroughly present plans that show their vision. For years, designers, contractors and owners had to rely on two-dimensional drawings to convey their ideas. Everything changed with the arrival of three-dimensional (3D) computer-aided design (CAD). Even today’s 3D renderings come up short when trying to [...]