CONSTRUCTION ENGNIEERING- COFFERDAM, SHORING, UNDERPINNING, JACKING
The Firm Founder Dedicated Members (RHS Team) ServicesRHS Consulting Design, L.L.C.Engineers – Developers - Construction Managers
RHS Consulting Design is a multidisciplinary consulting engineering firm that provides quality and reliability in a wide range of engineering fields. We are a Small Business Enterprise (SBE) certified by the Department of Administrative Services and are on the pre-qualified list with several Departments of Transportation.RHS was founded in 2003, incorporated into the state of Connecticut in 2005, and is licensed to practice professional engineering services in the states of Connecticut, New York, and Florida. .
• Mr. Rifat Saleh, PE, director of structuralengineering, has more than 27 years ofexperience in structural design and constructionof buildings, bridges, railroads, marinestructures, tunnels, and other structures. He isa licensed professional engineer in multiplestates, with both Bachelor’s and Master’sdegrees in civil engineering. He also serves as astructural engineering specialist with the UrbanSearch and Rescue of Connecticut (USAR), TF-1, as part of the Homeland Security Task Force.• In addition to overseeing RHS andparticipating in several multi-million dollardesign projects, Mr. Saleh works as an adjunctprofessor teaching structural engineeringcourses at the University of Hartford. .
The RHS team, composed of highly educated, competent, successful engineers andconstruction managers, demonstrates strong capabilities and has completed severalsuccessful design and construction supervision projects. Together, we have over 100 yearsof experience. Rifat H. Saleh, P.E President, Chief Engineer Bridge Condition Construction Engineering Bridge - Structure Highway Design Inspection Railroad Facilities and Administration Mahdi Allam, PHD Akram Ahmad, P.E. Ted Johanson, P.E. Brian Safa, P.E. Darek Al-Ayoub, C.M. Bruce Adnani, P.E. Bernardo Capuno, P.E. Carmine Corbo, P.E. Amber Saleh Leslie Smith, P.E. Tom Dunn Jaime Cabral Yosra Ahmed Derek Schmaltz .
Highway design Bridge and structure design Bridge and structure condition evaluation and load rating analysis Facility design Marine structures Construction engineering and management (roadways, highways, bridges, railroads, aviation) Buried structures (tunnels, arches, culverts) Turntables, railroad car hoists and body stands Underpinning, temporary shoring, sheetpiling, braced excavation Traffic Data Collection (TDC) .
o Geometric design (horizontal and vertical alignments, sight desistance)o Geotechnical boring programso Hydrology/Hydraulic Studyo Storm drainage designo Utilities (under and above ground utilities: water main, sanitary sewer, cable, telephone, electric)o Safety improvementso Erosion control measures and environmental impact items .
Our bridge safety inspection process consists of: In-depth inspection Condition evaluation reports Load Rating analysis using the LRFR Method for AASHTO loading Our team is certified by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) - National Bridge Inspection Standard (NBIS), and trained to identify fatigue prone details, perform non-destructive testing (mag particle, dye penetrant) to identify suspected cracks, and to use access equipment from bucket trucks to underbridge access equipment. .
Preliminary Engineering Study (survey, condition survey, Final Design (final plans and complete construction geotechnical boring reports) documents) Bridge Type Study: (Value Engineering) Submissions: 30%, 60% & 100 %. Superstructure alternates of different materials Perform Final Design Computations. including Steel, Prestressed deck units, AASHTO Prepare Final plans and special provisions for Beams, box girders, etc. the selected alternate. Selection will be based on site specific, span length, Prepare final Construction Cost Estimates. environmental, and esthetics Complete Bid Documents. Perform hydrology and hydraulic report Perform traffic signalization study Environmental impact study Prepare field sketches and provide illustrative photos. Identify the type of foundation (spread footing or piles). If necessary, take a test pit Subsurface exploration and a geotechnical report. Utility coordination Evaluation of differing site conditions Evaluation of the suitability of different types of temporary shoring and dewatering systems Provide means and methods for shoring of the adjacent structure during construction Provide construction cost estimate for the each alternate .
Attend a preconstruction meeting with the selected contractor, utility companies and city officials Review and advise the client on the contractor’s schedule of values and construction progress schedule Provide an on-site, full-time resident engineer to oversee construction activities Review construction contractor claims/ disputes and make recommendations in writing to the client and recommend resolution of such claims/disputes Review contractor’s requisition Perform quantity survey Review and approve change-orders Review and approve working and shop drawings .
Provide value engineering to contractors Design Temporary shoring Temporary sheeting Soldier piles drilled in place with lagging, with or without tie backs Underpinning Soil nailing Tunneling and jacking of structures Slurry trenches Diaphragm walls Mini-pile underpinning Braced underpinning Underpinning with tiebacks .