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Change Leader: Quantifying the Usability of Recycled Concrete

April 3, 2016 - in Profile

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 reusability of recycled concrete for building structures…

Future Forward: Pulling Apart Construction Processes to Improve Practice

January 31, 2016 - in Profile

Dr. William J. O’Brien, PE, is a professor in the department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering in the Cockrell School of Engineering…

Change Leader: Advancing Sustainable Infrastructure with the Envision System

January 31, 2016 - in Profile

Heather Unger, manager, Transmission within Louis Berger’s Power & Energy Group and Corporate Social Responsibility Chair, recently earned a master’s…

Future Forward: Better Bridge Inspections Start with Quantifiable Results

November 21, 2015 - in Profile

Robert J. Connor is an associate professor of civil engineering as well as director of the Center for Aging Infrastructure and the Steel Bridge Research, Inspection, Training and Engineering Center (S-BRITE) at Purdue University. He also is involved in the…

Change Leader: Advocating for a Bottom-Line Focus on Infrastructure

November 21, 2015 - in Profile

Charles Marohn, the founder of Strong Towns, is a licensed professional engineer in Minnesota and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. After obtaining his engineering degree, Marohn enjoyed the work but quickly became frustrated by how…

Future Forward: Ailing Infrastructure Stems from Lack of Leadership

October 4, 2015 - in Profile

Rosabeth Moss Kanter is a professor at Harvard Business School as well as the chair and director of the Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative, which helps successful leaders expand their skill and influence to national and global challenges. Kanter…

Change Leader: Quantifying the Impact of Infrastructure Projects

October 4, 2015 - in Profile

John Williams is chairman and CEO of Impact Infrastructure, a company that has built tools to quantify costs and benefits of all types of infrastructure investment, including buildings, energy, water systems, bridges, highways and stormwater systems. This…

Change Leader: Extending the Power of Public-Private Partnerships to Watershed Management

August 2, 2015 - in Profile

Greg Cannito, managing director of Corvias Solutions, has nearly two decades of public-private partnership (P3) experience. He managed large P3 projects for the Department of Defense (DOD) and was instrumental in developing the Clean Water Partnership, a first-of-its-kind…

Future Forward: From Smart Grid to Smart Water—Addressing Knowledge Gaps to Improve Performance

August 2, 2015 - in Profile

Neil Fromer, executive director of the Caltech Resnick Sustainability Institute, received his PhD in semiconductor Physics from UC Berkeley and his BS in Engineering/Physics from Brown University. Prior to Caltech, Fromer was director of advanced projects…

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

June 7, 2015 - in Profile

Patrick MacLeamy is CEO of HOK, a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm. He has been a proponent for greater efficiency, going back decades with his conceptualization of the MacLeamy Curve, which emphasizes design earlier in the project…