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Change Leader Interview: City Plans Undergo Stress-Testing for Sustainability

May 31, 2016 - in Interview

Donna Huey is a senior vice president and client technology and innovation director for Atkins. With extensive experience in consulting related to technology selection, development and implementation, Huey also chairs the company’s technical network that…

Future Forward Interview: Structural Health Modeling as a Multidisciplinary Pursuit

May 31, 2016 - in Interview

Michael D. Todd is a professor of structural engineering at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), and co-director of the UCSD Engineering Institute…

Future Forward Interview: Assessing and Mitigating Structural Performance

April 5, 2016 - in Interview

Christopher Higgins is a professor of structural engineering in the School of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University (OSU), where…

Change Leader Interview: Quantifying the Usability of Recycled Concrete

April 5, 2016 - in Interview

Yahya Kurama is a professor and associate chair of the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences. A recent research project focuses on the usability of recycled concrete for building structures rather…

Legislative Action Interview: Q&A with U.S. House Chair of Transportation and Infrastructure

January 31, 2016 - in Interview

Before the 2015 holiday recess, Congress came together on long-term transportation funding. Informed Infrastructure reached out to Congressman Bill Shuster, Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to get his feedback on this…

Future Forward Interview: Pulling Apart Construction Processes to Improve Practice

January 31, 2016 - in Interview

Informed Infrastructure met Dr. William J. O’Brien, professor in the Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering department at the University of Texas at Austin, during Bentley Systems’ Year in Infrastructure 2015 event. While O’Brien is involved…

Change Leader Interview: Advocating for Sustainable Infrastructure and the Envision System

January 31, 2016 - in Corporate, Interview

The Envision Sustainable Infrastructure Rating System is the product of multiple entities collaborating and then founding the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. Informed Infrastructure spoke with Heather Unger, Manager, Transmission within the Power…

Future Forward Interview: Ensuring Institutional Memory of Old Steel-Bridge Structures

November 21, 2015 - in Interview

Informed Infrastructure met Robert J. Connor, associate professor in the Lyles School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University, at the Commercial UAV Expo, where he gave a presentation on the use of UAVs for bridge inspection and, more importantly, the need…

Change Leader Interview: Strong Towns Takes a Practical Approach to Infrastructure Planning, Design and Maintenance

November 21, 2015 - in Interview

Strong Towns has become a movement based on helping cities that struggle with solvency to take charge of their community and infrastructure for incremental improvement and lasting resilience. Charles Marohn, the founder of Strong Towns, is a licensed professional…

Interview: Tackling the Infrastructure Leadership Deficit

October 4, 2015 - in Interview

The issue of America’s aging infrastructure gets more important every year in terms of global competitiveness. Rosabeth Moss Kanter, a bestselling author, Harvard Business School professor and lauded business thinker, equates this deficit to a lack of leadership.…