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Future Forward: The Future of Heat Transfer May Lie Underground

September 1, 2021 - in Articles, Profile

This particular webcam interview was recorded by Todd Danielson, the editorial director of Informed Infrastructure. You can view a video of the full interview in the window at the top of this page. Charlie Copeland is the president and CEO of Goldman…

Change Leader: The Power of Education to Change Lives

September 1, 2021 - in Articles, Profile

These profiles are based on interviews, and the opinions and statements are those of the subject and are not necessarily shared or endorsed by this publication.…

Sustainable Infrastructure: Informed Path To Net Zero: From Building Design to Operation

September 1, 2021 - in Articles, Column

Greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions are agreed to be the culprit that shifts global weather patterns, threatens climate systems and endangers human health.…

From The Editor: Climate Change Now Is ‘The Issue’

September 1, 2021 - in Articles, Column

My October 2020 column was titled “Engineers Need to Lead the Way on Climate Change Mitigation,” and I tried to make the point that our profession has a responsibility to maintain an environment that’s best for the world, and we need to do more…

Executive Corner: 2021 Mid-Year Executive Outlook

September 1, 2021 - in Articles, Column

As the disruption and severity of the global pandemic continues to fade, A/E leaders across the country are ready to take on the challenges and opportunities left in its wake. I recently connected with several CEOs from coast to coast for our annual Mid-Year…

Sustainability in the Solar Industry

September 1, 2021 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Figure 1. Projected growth of various fuels.   By Chris Kline and Dan Salas Utility-scale solar power in the United States is projected to continue growing for the next several decades in support of national energy goals. The primary purpose of utility-scale…

Managing Water Assets with Reality-Capture Technologies

September 1, 2021 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Maintaining water and wastewater infrastructure often is challenging. Water facilities rely on large, often-complicated networks of piping, steel structures, equipment and tanks that aren’t always easily accessible. These elements often are located in areas…

Return to Glory: Notre Dame’s Restoration Is On Track

September 1, 2021 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Interior bracing was installed during the safety phase to stabilize stone arches.   Notre Dame de Paris is not the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, or in France. It’s not even the largest cathedral named for “Our Lady” in France; Notre Dame…

Lessons Learned from Campus RainWorks 2020 Winners

September 1, 2021 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

The University of Pennsylvania redesigned a K-8 campus in West Philadelphia with green infrastructure, raised garden beds and a food forest.   At college and university campuses throughout the United States, students compete in the Campus RainWorks Challenge,…

Adapting to Climate Change

September 1, 2021 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

New York City projects protect against rising tides and ensure long-term usability. On Aug. 9, 2021, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released the first part of its much-anticipated “Sixth Assessment Report” (www.ipcc.ch/report/ar6/wg1), which…