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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,…

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…

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.…

Interview: Taking a Triple-Bottom-Line Approach to Infrastructure Projects

October 4, 2015 - in Interview

John Williams, president and CEO of Impact Infrastructure, is on a mission to introduce triple-bottom-line thinking to how we evaluate infrastructure projects, addressing the financial, social, and environmental costs and benefits associated with each project.…

Change Leader Interview: BIM Aids Process, But Further Promise Lies in Interoperability

June 7, 2015 - in Interview

Patrick MacLeamy, CEO of HOK, has been a proponent for greater efficiency, going back decades with his conceptualization of the MacLeamy Curve, which emphasizes design earlier in the project process. Informed Infrastructure Editor Matt Ball spoke with MacLeamy…

Future Forward Interview: Advancing Asset Management for AEC through International Standards

June 7, 2015 - in Interview

Although not widespread in the United States, asset management, and the need for more of a model-based approach to operations and ongoing maintenance, is gaining steam. A driver for growth is development of the ISO 55000 standard for asset management. Informed…