I’d like to get industry news & insights in my inbox on these topic(s):

padlock-black Your privacy is important to us; we won’t share your information with anyone else.

 

read

In the Media: Designing a More Resilient Landmark

By Joe VanHoose

August 12, 2019

Jax_Pier-1

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 larger pilings, and the end of the structure will slope up 8 feet higher than it previously did. Starnes is serving as project manager on the new RS&H-designed pier.

"What we are designing for is essentially a 20-foot wave crest and the forces associated with that crest,” Starnes says in the story on The Weather Channel's website.

You can read about RS&H's transformation of this Jacksonville landmark on weather.com.

You can also learn more about RS&H's environmental services and sustainable solutions.

Topics: Environmental, In the Media, News, Sustainability

Related Articles

New Data Dashboard Keeps RS&H Ahead of COVID-19

The pressures of the pandemic are forcing organizations to respond quickly and adapt to the seemingly ever-changing...

( read )

Topics: News, Data Series, COVID-19, Information Technology

Help Give Back with Magical Wheelchair-Accessible Halloween Costumes

In addition to creating buildings and bridges, RS&H associates are committed to fostering meaningful community interactions...

( read )

Topics: Our People, Community Involvement, Our Culture, News

2020 Annual Award Winners Show Dedication to Clients, Communities

Each year, RS&H honors five associates who embody our core values and elevate the company to our next level. A lot is...

( read )

Topics: Our People, Our Culture, News, Associate Awards

About the Author

Joe is a storyteller with more than a decade of experience in media relations, with particular specialty in writing and promoting. He can be reached at joe.vanhoose@rsandh.com.

Follow RS&H