Learn How to Take a Leading Role in Infrastructure Discussions and Decisions

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Time: 3:00 p.m., EST
Conceptual Models for Infrastructure Leadership

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In policy and aspirational documents both the American Society of Civil Engineers and the National Academy of Engineering have called for engineers of the 21st century to take a leading role in infrastructure discussions and decisions. These discussions and decisions routinely involve stakeholders, constituencies, and organizations that are unfamiliar with traditional engineering modeling and analysis techniques. Removing communication barriers and assuming a leadership role in these conversations requires engineers to adopt new conceptual models that enhance communication between people with dissimilar backgrounds and promote shared understanding.

In this webinar you will learn how to explain the six functions necessary for the proper functioning of an infrastructure; describe any infrastructure to a technical or non-technical audience using the Component Model; develop an infrastructure assessment plan using the Assessment Model; lead discussions among diverse stakeholders on the design of resilient infrastructures that incorporates risk management, engineering design, emergency response, and rationally sequenced recovery.
Presented by: Lt. Col. Steven Hart, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE and J. Ledlie Klosky, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE

Steve Hart is a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Corps of Engineers with over 25 years of service in both command and staff positions in Iraq, Kuwait, Panama, Germany, Korea, and the United States.

Dr. Led Klosky is an associate professor of civil engineering in the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering and Deputy Director of the Center for Innovation and Engineering at West Point.