Precast Shelters Designed to FEMA Standards
If you lived in a mobile home, where would you take shelter? For the 450 full-time residents of the Highland Manor Mobile Home Community on the south side of Madison, Wisconsin, this was a serious concern. That’s because mobile homes are particularly vulnerable to damage during severe weather events, and communities similar to Highland Manor […]
Adopt-A-Highway Volunteers Keep Roadsides Clean and Green
As part of our commitment to the environment, raSmith has been participating in the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (WisDOT) Adopt-A-Highway program for 27 years, almost since its beginning. How does raSmith contribute? Three times each year, a team of company employees and their families picks up litter and recyclables along raSmith’s assigned, or “adopted,” highway […]
Connected Vehicle Technology Aims to Improve Traffic Operations, Increase Safety
You’ve probably heard a lot about autonomous vehicles, but how much do you know about connected vehicle (CV) technology and how it will help us be safer drivers? I learned quite a bit recently about this evolving technology. In short, CV technology allows vehicles to communicate with other vehicles, traffic signals, crosswalks and more. This […]
With spring almost here, it’s time to have raSmith delineate your project’s wetlands!
Spring is drawing near in Wisconsin as temperatures rise, snow melts and frogs awake from their winter nap. Time to think wetlands! Planning a project this year? If you believe there could be wetlands on your property, a wetland delineation may be required as part of the planning process. Contact the wetlands ecologists at raSmith […]
Fiber Optic Traffic Lights: The Wave of the Future?
Over the past 20 years, many municipalities and government agencies have converted their incandescent traffic signal heads to LED to save on energy and maintenance costs. A recent article published in the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Journal discusses the feasibility of another type of traffic light technology that could further reduce energy usage, liability […]