FGI 2018 Will Benefit Texas Healthcare Facilities

By |2020-02-25T10:38:24-05:00December 12th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

As the Texas healthcare industry readies for a seismic shift in 2020 from Texas Administrative Code Chapter 133 (TX133) hospital licensing rules to Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) 2018 requirements, we’re brushing up on what FGI requires. The good news? TX133 is based on FGI guidelines from 2001, so the new codes should be somewhat [...]

Multi-Sector General Permit 2021 Revisions

By |2020-02-25T10:36:11-05:00November 21st, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Earlier this year, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) held public meetings to discuss revisions to the Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) TXR050000 to better protect our water quality. These revisions are being made in response to changes suggested by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), with the alterations to the MSGP permit to [...]

RS&H Appoints New Texas Transportation Leaders

By |2020-02-25T10:22:36-05:00November 11th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

RS&H, one of the largest transportation engineering and consulting firms in the U.S., has named Eddie Sanchez, PE, as its Texas State Leader. Additionally, the firm has hired Tony Arredondo, PE to lead its Dallas office and promoted Nick Arnio, PE, PMP, PTOE, to serve as its San Antonio Office Leader. Don Glenn, PE, [...]

Coming Soon: Texas to Adopt FGI Guidelines in 2020

By |2020-02-25T09:49:54-05:00October 31st, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Since its inception in the late 1990s, the Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) has grown into the national leader in guiding the development of the healthcare-built environment. Today, 43 states adhere to at least a portion of FGI’s Guidelines, which are updated every four years. Soon, you can add one more state to the list. [...]

Jennifer Youssef Joins RS&H as Healthcare Vice President

By |2019-10-22T15:27:18-04:00October 16th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Jennifer Youssef, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP has joined RS&H as a vice president in the architecture and engineering firm’s Houston office, where she will lead the healthcare design team. A native Texan, Youssef has dedicated her career to the design of diverse facilities for many of the Lone Star State’s largest hospital systems. She [...]

Nine-Year-Old Trick-or-Treats in San Antonio Office after Halloween in Hospital

By |2018-11-14T16:28:31-05:00November 14th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

At midnight on Halloween, as Woody Thompson navigated the wheelchair out of the hospital toward the family car, his son, Robbie, looked up from his seat to ask a question: “Can I go trick-or-treating now?” “It about broke my heart,” said Woody, RS&H’s commissioning and energy region leader in Texas. Nine-year-old Robbie had spent [...]

The Discovery Science Place Receives RS&H Elevate Fund Grant

By |2018-11-08T10:33:15-05:00November 8th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

RS&H’s Tyler, Texas office presented an award for $5,000 from the RS&H Elevate Fund to the Discovery Science Place museum of Tyler, Texas. The mission of Discovery Science Place is to ignite curiosity in young minds through fun, hands-on exploration. The museum is treasured in the Tyler and East Texas community since the early 1990s and [...]

Paige LaBarr Finds New Career Opportunities in Texas

By |2018-10-31T14:07:58-04:00October 30th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Paige LaBarr, PE, never imagined her career would lead her into the transportation industry. But she’s thankful that her path has led her to construction, to Texas, and to RS&H. “I feel very fortunate to be here with RS&H,” Paige said. A project engineer in RS&H’s Transportation-Construction Management group in Houston, Paige has been [...]