Insights

USACE Releases New Guidance on Dam Removal and Mitigation Banking

By |2018-12-13T09:49:06+00:00December 13th, 2018|Tags: , , |

As the mitigation banking industry continues to expand and diversify, additional avenues to create wetland and stream mitigation credits are needed. The removal of dams that impound reservoirs to restore the natural hydrologic regime and geochemical processes of a watercourse is often a desirable option for the overall public good. To address this, the [...]

Harnessing Data Use and Data Storage from New Technology

By |2018-11-29T12:12:28+00:00November 29th, 2018|Tags: , , |

As the tolling industry tries to stay on the cutting edge with new technologies in the transportation space, one evolving aspect is our ability to collect and store unprecedented amounts of data. The data we can collect not only processes toll revenue; it also gains valuable information from the roadway and how [...]

The RS&H Design Philosophy and Process

By |2018-11-06T13:49:25+00:00November 6th, 2018|Tags: , |

The work of RS&H’s architects can be found throughout urban environments, campuses, commercial developments, airports, and research centers. Architecture has been part of our story since our founding in 1941, and our buildings work continues to focus on engaging our clients empowering stakeholders and creating successful, custom design solutions. In our new design book, [...]

Construction within FEMA Floodways and Floodplains – Things to Keep in Mind

By |2018-11-02T08:18:50+00:00October 18th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

During the planning phase of any construction project, it is imperative to verify if a project is located within an area identified as a regulated floodway or floodplain as defined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Most construction activities within a regulated floodway or floodplain require coordination with FEMA and the local Floodplain [...]

Keys to Successful Communications with Your Toll-Paying Customers

By |2018-11-02T08:57:23+00:00July 26th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Toll-related marketing and communication is not exactly going to earn your toll agency the same recognition or adoration as marketing for commercial brands like Amazon or GEICO – nor do toll agencies typically allocate that kind of money towards marketing and communication activities. However, marketing new road openings, communicating the advantages of opening [...]

Progressive Design-Build Enters Transportation Market

By |2018-12-13T15:09:15+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.

As Spaceport Leader, Rick Rogers Propels Commercial Space Exploration

By |2018-10-04T01:26:35+00:00June 12th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Rick Rogers is ambitious and fun, light-hearted but tenacious – qualities that have made the spaceport leader at Merritt Island, Florida, an invaluable resource within RS&H Aerospace & Defense and beyond. Known as much for his people skills as he is for his aerospace acumen, Rick is passionate about space exploration. “I don’t think [...]

Why Autonomous Vehicles Will Provide New Industry Opportunities

By |2018-11-02T08:59:16+00:00April 17th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

We are in an industry surrounded by change. We have seen and heard of the latest in new and emerging technologies that will change the way we know transportation. When, where, and how this change will impact each of us is still to be determined with the biggest debate being the “when.” While we may not know exactly when certain technologies will take off, we know they are on the horizon because of the amount of money projected to fund key emerging technology sectors. But what is being talked about now that could boost our timeline?