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The Break Room: What is your work-related New Year’s resolution?
January 11, 2018

2018 is in full swing! With a new year often comes new goals. We asked some of our employees to share their 2018 New Year’s resolutions as they pertain to work. Check out what they had to say!



An Inside Look at the Nashville Yards Groundbreaking and Tower Implosion
January 11, 2018

“Sometimes to create, you must first destroy,” is a popular quote from Greek mythology, and it rang true this past Saturday when hundreds of Nashville business and community leaders gathered at Union Station Hotel to witness the implosion of Draper …

First Steps in Last-Mile Connectivity
January 3, 2018

For people who use transit services, trips do not simply begin or end when they get on or off a bus or train. Trips begin or end with a walk, bike ride, or auto trip from home to the transit …

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Surprises Not Welcome: Proactive Utility Coordination for Transportation Projects
December 20, 2017

Almost every highway construction project includes the accommodation and relocation of utilities, since utilities are almost always found within or adjacent to the highway right-of-way. From water, sewer and natural gas pipelines to electric systems and communications equipment, most of …

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Promoting Independent Travel: ACRP Research Report 177
December 7, 2017

Independent travel in airports for aging travelers and passengers with disabilities such as vision loss and reduced mobility presents complex navigational challenges in complex spaces that are not easily met by using typical wayfinding approaches. Reports submitted to Congress by …

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Using Lean Principles to Generate Physician and Staff Buy-In
September 19, 2017

In our healthcare projects, we employ a design framework known as value-added design (VAD), which aims to drive value in six key areas: patient safety; operational efficiency; integration of technology; adaptability and resiliency; sustainability; and evidence-based design for a better …

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Merging Artwork and Building Design: UF Health North Patient Tower
August 22, 2017

Art is a powerful tool that inspires well-being and helps improve patient experiences and outcomes. Yet with many hospital projects, it can be a construction-phase afterthought, resulting in an applied feeling to the artwork. I was proud to serve as …

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Creating an Atmosphere of Hope and Healing: Sarasota Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Pavilion
August 10, 2017

At the grand opening celebration for Sarasota Memorial Hospital (SMH) Rehabilitation Pavilion, a young woman in her 20s, the survivor of a devastating automobile accident, spoke about her experience at SMH’s previous rehabilitation facility. She was moved to tears as …

TMCs Hold The Key to Successful Transportation Operations
February 20, 2017

Most people are familiar with the real estate industry’s mantra: “Location, location, location.” The phrase essentially means that a property’s location is the most significant factor in determining its value. Not to be outdone as a transportation professional, I’d like …