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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,…

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…

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…

Future Forward: A Holistic Approach for Asset Management Takes Shape

June 7, 2015 - in Profile

Thomas W. Smith, MS, is director in the Department of Engineering Professional Development, University of Wisconsin–Madison. He received his BS degree from Dartmouth College and MS degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He served as a U.S. delegate…

Future Forward: Seismic Resilience Means Much More than Good Building Code

April 5, 2015 - in Profile

Kit Miyamoto, Ph.D., S.E., is the CEO and a structural engineer for Miyamoto International, Global Risk Miyamoto and a nonprofit organization, Miyamoto Global Disaster Relief. He earned his bachelor’s degrees at the University of California, Chico, a master’s…

Change Leader: Standardization Shakes Up Steel Multi-Unit Construction

April 5, 2015 - in Profile

John Vanker is founder and CEO of Prescient, a design technology and automated manufacturing company that takes a new approach to model-based design and construction, primarily for the multi-unit housing industry. He founded his first development company in…

Future Forward: Materials Help Move Beyond Rehabilitation to Ongoing Sustainability

February 22, 2015 - in Profile

Nemkumar (Nemy) Banthia, PhD, PEng, is a distinguished university scholar at the University of British Columbia and was appointed as a Senior Canada Research Chair in Infrastructure Rehabilitation and Sustainability. He also is scientific director of the India-Canada…