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Future Forward Interview: Keep an Open Mind when Searching for Critical Infrastructure Solutions

October 7, 2016 - in Interview

Bry Sarté currently serves on the faculty of Columbia University’s Architecture and Urban Design Program, where he lectures on infrastructure, resiliency and public space.

Future Forward Interview: Advancing Construction Monitoring

August 1, 2016 - in Interview

Mani Golparvar-Fard is assistant professor of Civil Engineering and Computer Science as well as the director of the Real-time and Automated Monitoring…

Future Forward: Advancing Construction Monitoring

August 1, 2016 - in Profile

Mani Golparvar-Fard is associate professor of Civil Engineering and Computer Science as well as the director of the Real-time and Automated Monitoring…

Future Forward Interview: Assessing and Mitigating Structural Performance

April 5, 2016 - in Interview

Christopher Higgins is a professor of structural engineering in the School of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University (OSU), where he also directs the Structural Engineering Research Laboratory. Informed Infrastructure Editor Matt Ball…

Future Forward: Assessing and Mitigating Structural Performance

April 3, 2016 - in Profile

Christopher Higgins is the Cecil and Sally Drinkward Professor of Structural Engineering in the School of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University (OSU), where he also directs the Structural Engineering Research Laboratory. Dr. Higgins…

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 at the University of Texas at Austin. He directs the Modeling, Visualization and Evaluation Lab (MOVE)…

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 Expo, where he gave a presentation on the use of UAVs for bridge inspection and, more importantly, the need…

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…

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: 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…