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USP 800 Brings New Facility Requirements for Pharmacies

By |2019-06-03T15:21:49-04:00May 28th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

About 8 million U.S. healthcare workers are potentially exposed to hazardous drugs every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In fact, the CDC finds that workplace exposures to hazardous drugs can cause both acute and chronic health effects such as skin rashes, adverse reproductive outcomes, and possibly leukemia and [...]

Three Reasons to Choose a Dynamic Pricing Model — and Where to Start

By |2019-05-10T08:41:41-04:00April 30th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Dynamic pricing is a fairly new approach to managed lane tolling, but one that is rapidly increasing in popularity across the country. The growth in use of this pricing approach corresponds to the sheer number of benefits it provides to the travelling public and to public agencies. 1. Congestion Relief Managed [...]

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 [...]

Sustainability: Technical Solutions Empowering Human Systems

By |2019-05-14T11:33:30-04:00April 22nd, 2019|Tags: , , |

Why is sustainability important? The answer is simple. Sustainable organizations outperform their competitors by balancing economic returns with social and environmental success. Sustainable organizations’ employees are more productive and produce higher quality work, resulting in four times the sales growth and eight times the employment growth of unsustainable organizations. They are also more resilient [...]

OpenRoads Provides Benefits for Transportation Design

By |2019-03-27T16:16:55-04:00March 19th, 2019|Tags: , , |

For years, road and bridge projects of all shapes and sizes have been built off of plan sheets cut by engineers. Even with the advent of three-dimensional (3D) modeling, designers have still relied on two-dimensional plan sheets to take their concepts to construction. But there is a shift in design mentality developing in the [...]

Novel Concept: Designing Resilient Buildings

By |2019-05-14T11:31:59-04:00January 29th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Resiliency needs to be introduced as an integral part of the commissioning process to ensure facilities can quickly bounce back from disaster, either natural or manmade. It is time to not only focus on bulk power integrity but also to apply energy resiliency to the facility level. The need for energy resilience [...]

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 [...]

9 Tips to Keep Your Facility Operating Efficiently

By |2019-05-14T11:32:22-04:00January 8th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Eight years ago, I met a facility manager taking an all-too-common action in our industry, albeit for a very uncommon reason. Like many in the industry, this seasoned facility manager wasn’t using his Building Management System (BMS), also known as Building Automated Controls, as designed and programmed. Unlike most, that decision resulted [...]