Reflections after the Belt and Road forum

The world’s spotlight was on Beijing again during May 14-15, when the Belt and Road Forum (BRF) was held for the first time since China put forward the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative in 2013. The OBOR is based on the ancient Silk Road and officially it encompasses over 60 countries in Asia, Middle […]

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#InfrastructureWeek: New technologies and efficiencies for the energy of the future

Today, our energy delivery system is undergoing large-scale change as utilities and developers demand high-efficiency, distributed energy systems, including renewable energy, such as wind and solar photovoltaic systems. We have the opportunity to re-engineer our systems using new technologies that increase system reliability, resiliency and sustainability at reduced cost. Such changes are required as our […]

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#InfrastructureWeek: Delivering higher-value infrastructure through P3s

According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, the United States must invest a total of $3.3 trillion by 2025 to meet our nation’s infrastructure needs. The pipeline of projects is impressive, from road and bridge improvements and water-treatment plants, to a growing number of airport enhancements and the increasingly active higher-education sector. The quickest […]

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#InfrastructureWeek: Join us, and bring your ideas

It’s Infrastructure Week and innovation is in the spotlight. There are countless interpretations of the concept. Sure, it’s a fusion of creative problem-solving and strategic actions to improve our offerings. And, yes, it requires that we think long-term in our solutions, imagine answers that go beyond expectations, and collaborate to push boundaries. But at AECOM […]

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#InfrastructureWeek: Innovating today to improve how we get there tomorrow

We’re all going somewhere. How we get there could be radically different in the near future thanks to transformative trends in the transportation industry. Ride sharing, bike share and transportation network companies (TNCs) are increasing mobility choices, providing new ways to connect to transit, and enabling people to reduce the number of vehicles they own […]

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#InfrastructureWeek: An exciting (and critical) time for water infrastructure

Water infrastructure is vital to our lives and economies: Hundreds of billions of dollars are required to be invested in the United States’ water infrastructure in the coming decades to ensure safe, reliable supplies and systems that protect public health and the environment. Civil infrastructure serves as the backbone of the world’s human activity. Our […]

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What can corporate workspace learn from learning environments?

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that 95 percent of corporations are recruiting their future work force on college and university campuses. What is surprising is that zero percent were studying how the design of learning environments can be incorporated into the design of their corporate workspaces. This was the initial finding of my research […]

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