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Gareth Hanley Named 2019 Young Professional of the Year

By |2019-08-16T11:06:15-04:00August 14th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Gareth Hanley has stood out since the day he started. Technically, the Aviation planner is excellent. Professionally, he far exceeds expectations. And personally, he’s able to connect with associates and clients alike. That’s not news to RS&H leadership, who selected Gareth as the 2019 Young Professional of the Year. “Soon after Gareth first started [...]

In the Media: Designing a More Resilient Landmark

By |2019-08-12T11:00:25-04:00August 12th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

The Jacksonville Beach Pier was closed after high surf churned up by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016 knocked several sections off the end of it. But it will reopen in two years as a much stronger, resilient structure. RS&H Senior Engineer Steven Starnes told Weather.com the pier is being shored up with stronger and [...]

Elevate Fund Supports Girl Scouts STEM Program

By |2019-08-16T09:57:13-04:00August 9th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

RS&H Transportation engineer Amanda Schram was thrilled that the Girl Scouts of Gateway Council (GSGC) in Jacksonville received a grant from the Elevate Fund. Amanda, who has been volunteering with GSGC for a year and a half, has in that time spent over 30 hours tutoring students in middle and high school. “The Girl [...]

Pavement Rehabilitation Makes the Most of Airport’s Resources at John Glenn Columbus International

By |2019-08-08T16:24:27-04:00August 8th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

We know our airports are often the foundation of city and state economies, representing a trillion-dollar economic impact in the U.S. However, airport operators often face a common struggle in updating infrastructure to keep up with the growing demand from passenger and cargo needs. This has made asset management a critical initiative for most [...]

A Proactive Approach to Facility Resiliency

By |2019-08-09T09:18:01-04:00August 7th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Is your facility prepared for a disaster? There are countless examples of natural and man-made disasters – think hurricanes, fires, earthquakes, domestic terrorism, active shooter, etc. – that have disrupted business operations for weeks, months, even years. Can your business take that kind of disruption? The goal of resilience is to ensure that a [...]

Senior Visualization Designer A Team Player On & Off the Court

By |2019-08-07T14:52:53-04:00August 7th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Ray Gromlowicz has had a passion for architecture and playing basketball since childhood. Every day, he gets to fulfill his passion for architecture at RS&H. Outside of work, he still gets to play basketball, including in a recent international competition. “I became interested in 3D modeling during a drafting class in high school, but [...]

Context and Form: Two Forces that Guide Design

By |2019-08-09T09:16:20-04:00August 6th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

New buildings shouldn’t be designed in a vacuum. Architects have a near-unlimited amount of tools at their disposal when it comes to creating a new space or structure. New building materials, digital design technologies and engineering tricks mean we can produce modern marvels that designers from just a generation ago would have deemed undoable. [...]

How Communication Strategy Can Make or Break a Toll Road

By |2019-08-01T14:39:10-04:00August 1st, 2019|Tags: , , , |

We’ve all heard it before: communication is key. That statement is no less important when a tolling agency is planning the opening of a new toll road. In fact, effective communication is critical to a toll road’s initial success and continued progress down the road. Long before the back-office system (BOS) begins program changes [...]

Climate Resilience: Proactive Solutions to Address Vulnerability

By |2019-07-31T14:35:08-04:00July 31st, 2019|Tags: , , |

Hurricanes Irma and Michael left portions of Florida devastated and unable to recover quickly. The flooding and wind damage generated by these intense storms – along with extreme heat, precipitation and drought – are stressors associated with climate change. With operations and assets increasingly vulnerable across the U.S., it is time to start thinking [...]