RS&H associates recently participated in, “Leveraging Design-Build Best Practices in a Vertical Market,” a panel hosted by the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) Florida Region Gulf Coast Chapter. Geared toward architects/engineers, builders, and owners, the panel discussion focused on the design-build method, process, and best practices in project delivery. Senior Project Practice Leader for [...]
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.
RS&H, an employee-owned architecture, engineering and consulting firm based in Jacksonville, Fla., with a national footprint of offices throughout the U.S., has acquired Tsiouvaras Simmons Holderness, Inc. (TSH), with locations in Denver, Colorado Springs, and Loveland, Co. Since 2005, RS&H has served Colorado and Western U.S. clients from its Denver office in the sectors [...]
Another major milestone in the implementation of the South Florida Regional Managed Lanes network was achieved on March 24, with the opening of the first phase of the I-75 Express Lanes from Northwest 170th Street in Miami-Dade County to I-595 in Broward County. This 15-mile segment features a new, four-lane barrier separated, tolled managed lanes facility [...]
RS&H Vice President Jim Avitabile has been a big part of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) in his home state of Florida. As region president, he helped expand DBIA membership, diversified initiatives and implemented a successful awards program that made the region financially sustainable. It only make sense that Avitabile is being recognized [...]
The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) has awarded the RS&H-designed Rogersville Project Freeway its 2017 National Award for Excellence in Transportation. Not only did the Missouri highway project earn the DBIA’s top transportation award, but it was also given the inaugural DBIA Chairman’s Award for Community Impact and Social Responsibility. “You can’t believe how [...]
Each year, the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) recognizes one project that exemplifies the value that public-private partnerships (P3) bring to U.S. transportation development. As a P3 between the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and I-595 Express, LLC, this year’s recipient was the I-595 Corridor Improvements project.
The tolling aspects of operations and maintenance are usually a high priority during pre-procurement and procurement. Through all the ups and downs of procurement there is not much time for owners to plan their management of the implementation, let alone the operations and long term maintenance. The details of the owner’s management processes, staffing and resources typically don’t get developed until sometime during construction when the operating period starts to become a reality. As the project moves forward and milestones are reached in both design and construction, the owner is able to take a step back and ask the question, “Now what?”
Last month, we discussed how some states have been successful using Public-Private Partnerships (P3) as a tool to deliver transportation projects. South Florida’s Interstate 595 P3 project is one such project, finishing years ahead of schedule and achieving superior results for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) because of this alternative solution.
While conducting the high-level screening, public agencies should review key criteria and questions related to the scope and nature, risk levels, value to the agency and the financial/technical feasibility of the candidate project.