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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…

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…

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…

Change Leader: Retooling the Structural Engineer, Detailer and Fabricator Relationship

February 22, 2015 - in Profile, Structural components

Douglas G. Fitzpatrick, P.E., is the founder, president and a practicing engineer of Fitzpatrick Engineering Group, a 10-year-old structural engineering firm specializing in commercial and healthcare building design. He has 32 years of commercial structural…