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raSmith has a niche expertise in cold-formed steel engineering and provides services to architects, builders and general contractors on projects throughout the U.S. In August 2018, raSmith acquired Matsen Ford Design Associates, a pioneer in cold-formed steel engineering, and retained their staff of 11 engineers and technicians...
raSmith’s construction inspection and construction management expertise extends from deep sewers to local roads, state highways and residential subdivisions. Our resident engineers, construction managers and inspectors bring their breadth of know-how and foresight to every project. We view a project...
Our development management, real estate-minded professionals guide property owners and land developers who are embarking on a national rollout, new franchise, or an individual land development project. We provide a menu of services that includes due diligence, zoning and permitting, entitlement...
The presence of wetlands on a property can have a significant influence on land use and site development decisions. Our goal at raSmith is to facilitate our client’s project needs without compromising the important values that wetlands provide to the community. Our ecological staff include certified Professional...
raSmith raises the location intelligence of our clients’ data in Wisconsin and beyond, based on our staff’s GIS expertise and project experience. As an esri business partner, we use ArcGIS for cloud, mobile and desktop applications to transform geospatial data associated with infrastructure into practical...
raSmith has a history of assisting local government clients with funding research and grant writing services. While our services are primarily offered in Wisconsin, the service is available in other geographic markets depending on a client’s specific needs. Grant specialists at raSmith research available funding resources...
As part of our advanced survey technology services, raSmith offers hydrographic surveying, enabling us to study the underwater depth of ponds, lakes, rivers and streams. Our survey staff utilizes our hydrone (remote control survey boat) to collect data underwater. The hydrone is equipped...
The land development services division at raSmith has a long history of providing site planning and site design on private sector land development projects nationwide. raSmith has a legacy in shopping center development, which began in the 1970s and progressed to working in a variety of markets in nearly every state in the U.S...
raSmith has a heritage in land surveying; an extensive library of survey records; and strong GPS, LiDAR and UAS capabilities as early adopters of advanced survey technologies. Our land surveying operations are based in Wisconsin to serve the needs of real estate development professionals...
raSmith’s site planners and landscape architects specialize in designing dynamic outdoor environments for senior living, urban residential, retail, entertainment, parks and open space, public venues, sports complexes and urban plazas. Our team specializes in designing the “outside”...
raSmith uses LiDAR (3D laser scanning) to help clients best understand the as-built environment. As early adopters of LiDAR, our staff uses this powerful technology for an array of projects that involve both sites and buildings, interiors and exteriors. Over the last 14 years we have worked on projects...
Since 1979, raSmith has served as the engineer of record for many villages, towns, counties and utilities. On a daily basis, we offer creative solutions to communities as they work to both maintain and improve their transportation system, structures, water and wastewater systems, parks and open spaces, and public safety...
raSmith’s structural engineers provide design solutions to the private and public sectors for new, rehabilitated and retrofitted bridge and building structures. Our reputation for providing creativity beyond engineering is evidenced in our project designs and our ability to solve even the most complex challenges in a simplified and cost-effective...
raSmith’s staff of traffic engineers analyze and design transportation solutions to ensure safe and efficient operations for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians. Our staff includes certified roundabout designers and one of just a few access management experts in the state of Wisconsin.
The foundation of raSmith’s transportation engineering practice is built upon a design process and commitment to high quality that is delivered through a well-documented and exhaustive quality control program. We are intimately familiar with the distinctive needs and requirements of clients at both the state and local levels whether DOT...
raSmith has applied its survey knowledge base, experience since 1929 and solid grasp of technology to the use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Also referred to as drones, UAS are one of several tools in our survey toolbox. UAS are used to capture dimensionally accurate aerial perspectives...
Floodplain, stormwater, and waterway & wetland permitting issues often deserve the specialized experience of raSmith’s water resource engineers. Our client’s surface water resource needs are met with innovative approaches and designs, based on a thorough understanding of hydrology, hydraulics, and ecological...