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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 [...]

Rob Smedley Discusses Design-Build Strategies on New Podcast

By |2019-01-23T14:25:51-04:00January 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 [...]

Building an Engine of Innovation in 4 Steps

By |2019-01-11T09:35:23-04:00January 9th, 2019|Tags: , |

A design firm is only as strong as its team of designers. The talent an architecture firm has in its stable is directly correlated to the firm’s design capabilities, processes and, often, success. At RS&H, we have a wealth of architects who design projects in several different industries. These projects often invite [...]

9 Tips to Keep Your Facility Operating Efficiently

By |2019-01-08T14:06:23-04:00January 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 [...]

Living WELL: New Building Standard Focuses on Occupants

By |2019-01-03T17:03:40-04:00January 4th, 2019|Tags: , , |

In the last 20 years, the desire among our clients to incorporate sustainable, green design practices into their facilities has grown exponentially. So has the gold standard for rating green building design. The U.S. Green Building Council’s  Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (USGBC LEED) criteria is the most widely used green building rating [...]

A Year in Review at RS&H

By |2018-12-21T13:34:03-04:00December 21st, 2018|Tags: , , |

2018 was a big year for RS&H. To name a few big accomplishments, TSH was acquired, the Elevate Fund launched and RS&H Design, Vol. 1 was released. Below is a snapshot of a few of our best posts from 2018 that were featured on our blog. Aerospace Eriks Jekabsons Earns 2018 Professional [...]

USACE Releases New Guidance on Dam Removal and Mitigation Banking

By |2018-12-14T10:26:44-04:00December 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 [...]

Harnessing Data Use and Data Storage from New Technology

By |2018-11-29T12:12:28-04:00November 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 |2018-11-06T13:49:25-04:00November 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, [...]