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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…

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…

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…

Future Forward Interview: Applying Research to Seismic Safety and Resilience

April 5, 2015 - in Interview

Miyamoto International specializes in high-performance earthquake engineering as well as disaster mitigation, response and reconstruction. Informed Infrastructure (I2) Editor Matt Ball spoke with Dr. Kit Miyamoto, CEO and structural engineer at Miyamoto International,…

Change Leader Interview: Introducing Standards to Automate Multi-Unit Construction

April 5, 2015 - in Interview

Prescient is a company that takes a technology-centric approach to standardize the building of cold-rolled steel, multi-unit construction. The company has model-based design software as well as an automated factory that churns out framing components for multi-unit…