What is a Tree Inventory and When Do You Need One?
Posted 1/27/2020 Are you developing or building on land in a forested area or environmental corridor? Are you concerned about or required to identify trees that may have a disease? Do you want to map all of the trees on a piece of property that you own? If you answered yes to any of these […]
Are Your Curb Ramps ADA Compliant?
While most municipalities include curb ramps, not all of them today meet the regulations in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Learn about these standards below, and see how raSmith can help ensure your curb ramps are compliant. A brief background Passed as a law in 1990, the ADA states that state and local governments […]
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 […]