Insights

Living WELL: New Building Standard Focuses on Occupants

By |2019-05-14T11:06:53-04:00January 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 |2019-05-10T08:41:51-04:00November 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, [...]

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

By |2018-11-02T08:18:50-04:00October 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 |2018-12-20T12:44:55-04:00July 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 |2019-05-14T10:58:38-04:00June 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.