Donald Robertson has been selected as the winner for the 2019 GMEC Award. The award is given for his outstanding contribution in advancing the technical and professional practices of geotechnical engineering in Florida.
Don is the Co-Founder and President of AFT, RADISE’s sister company. Don leads AFT (Applied Foundation Testing) - an industry leader in nondestructive evaluation (NDE) of foundations, including low strain integrity, ultra-seismic, and parallel-seismic testing. Don has over 30 years of engineering experience focused on the implementation of state-of-the-art construction procedures and testing equipment onto complex foundation construction projects. He has designed, constructed, operated and trained engineers in the use of the AFT Shaft Inspection Device (SID). He has also been instrumental in developing the AFT-Cell®.
This is a very prestigious recognition and a moment of pride for everyone at RADISE , Smart Structures ( www.smart-structures.com ) and AFT ( www.testpile.com ). The award will be handed over to Don at the 2019 GMEC conference during a keynote note lunch at Renaissance Orlando SeaWorld on April 4, 2019.
RADISE was Awarded the Engineering Excellence Award (EEA) by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC); Florida Chapter. This prestigious award is considered the Oscars of Engineering Services.
RADISE nominated this project for the use of smart innovative technology - the Tamiami Trail Bridge Project. The project ranked high on all the criteria like value for money, contribution to the engineering community and benefits to the social population etc. and emerged as one of the winners of the ACEC-FL Grand Award.
With this award, RADISE is now competing at the National level of the ACEC-EEA at Washington DC.
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RADISE hosted an ‘Open House’ in honor of ‘November - Small Business Month.’ The Palm Beach office buzzed with day-long activity and discussions on the services provided by the organization, especially the Smart Technology Services.
The event was marked with the presence of Lynne Hubbard, Councilwoman along with many other prominent personalities from various government departments like SFWMD and FDOT. The event turned out to be a great platform for sharing innovative ideas aimed at making the world’s infrastructure more resilient and sustainable.
The newly elected Governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis has declared the list of members to his transition advisory committee on the economy this Wednesday. The 45-member committee, including Kumar Allady, CEO, RADISE International, comprises some of Florida's most prominent experts who will help the Governor-elect shape the future of Florida's economy for years to come.
The Transition Advisory Committee on the Economy will be chaired by former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives and Managing Partner of Weatherford Capital, Will Weatherford.
Earlier, in a Nov 20 tweet Governor DeSantis has expressed his desire to build on the economic success Florida has seen under Former Governor (now Senator) Rick Scott. “I will build on @FLGovScott's legacy of making Florida an attractive place for businesses,” DeSantis tweeted. “When job creators expand or move to our state, they provide more opportunities for families to realize their dreams,” he further added.
Kumar is a champion of Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure and believes that the Smart Technology Services are headed to revolutionize the way the world builds, operates and maintains its infrastructure. RADISE under Kumar’s leadership will closely continue to work with Governor DeSantis to help the current and upcoming businesses grow in Florida.
Kumar has been working closely with the Governor’s office for a long time. His company, RADISE International has contributed greatly to generate employment and development of the overall economy in the Tampa Bay and other areas across Florida. In 2016, Governor Rick Scott of Florida had recognized Kumar with Governors Business Ambassador Award.
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Governor Scott said, “Small businesses like RADISE International have an incredible impact in their communities, and I am excited to announce the creation of 60 new jobs for families in Riviera Beach today. We want Florida to be the small business capital of the world, which is why we are working to cut $1 billion in taxes and create the new $250 million Florida Enterprise Fund this year.”
Kumar Allady, President of RADISE International, said, “Creating new, high-paying, high-tech jobs for Florida is essential to the future economic growth of the state. Our new Smart Structures technology will be a key contributor to this strategic initiative. We look forward to many more years of success here in Florida.”
RADISE International was founded in 1997 by Kumar and Vishala Allady and has now grown into a 100+ person organization with headquarters in Riviera Beach. With the recent acquisition of Smart Structures, RADISE will expand its footprint within U.S. and globally. RADISE has been awarded and recognized by Grow Florida, the South Florida Business Journal and the Palm Beach County Conference & Expo. RADISE has also worked closely with Florida Atlantic University on several projects, such as funding a research project for the Department of Civil Engineering and sponsoring a Ph.D. student.
The expansion was made possible through partnerships between Enterprise Florida, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, and the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County.
Bill Johnson, President and CEO of Enterprise Florida, said, “RADISE International’s expansion in Riviera Beach is a great example of the American Dream—a company that started small but has grown over time through hard work in a business-friendly climate. The 60 new jobs they are creating will continue to diversify our economy and give more Floridians the opportunity to live out their own dreams. I look forward to their continued success.”
DEO Executive Director Cissy Proctor said, “STEM jobs are critically important to diversifying Florida’s economy and provide great high-skill opportunities for Florida workers. We are excited that RADISE International has chosen Palm Beach County for their new expansion plans.”
Kelly Smallridge, President and CEO of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, said, “RADISE works with a wide range of clients from small local companies, government agencies and to large worldwide corporations. The company’s growth is impressive and is indicative of the area’s propensity to accommodate the county’s growing high tech and engineering clusters.”
Florida Atlantic University President Dr. John Kelly said, “Partnering with local businesses like RADISE International is one of the many ways FAU works to prepare students for success in their education and careers. FAU is also proud to be one of the participants of Governor Scott’s ‘Ready, Set, Work’ University Challenge. We work every day to help ensure FAU students are positioned to secure employment by the time they graduate. We are committed to this challenge, and to the success of our students.”
Source & Courtesy: https://www.flgov.com/2016/01/25/governor-scott-announces-60-new-jobs-at-radise-international/