The University of Notre Dame’s Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences Department will present a series of lectures this semester focusing on large and challenging infrastructure problems around the world.
Titled"Challenges and Innovation in Civil and Environmental Engineering,"lectures in the series will take place at 4:30 p.m. in Room 129 of DeBartolo Hall. Each session is free and open to the public.
Speakers will present large scale civil and environmental engineering problems and describe the technological challenges encountered and the resulting innovative solutions.
Richard Wolsfeld, president of AECOM Transportation, will deliver the first lecture Feb. 4 (Wednesday), titled"The Role of Consulting Engineers in Two Major Projects: Minneapolis/St. Paul LRT Project and Chicago Dan Ryan Reconstruction Project."
The remaining lectures are:
Feb. 11 (Wednesday) “The Audacity of Green, Building in the Obama Era,”by Mike McNally, president and chief executive officer, Skanska USA Inc., and Elizabeth J. Heider, senior vice president, preconstruction, Skanska
Feb. 25 (Wednesday) “Recent Advances in Tracking Nutrient Sources in the Mississippi River Basin: Implications for Managing Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia,”by Richard B. Alexander, research hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey
March 25 (Wednesday) “Design and Construction of Drilled Shafts,”by Dennis Murphy, retired president of Kiewit Engineering Company
April 1 (Wednesday) “Design of Deepwater Offshore Floating Oil and Gas Production Platforms,”by A.N. Williams, Atlantia Offshore Limited
April 15 (Wednesday) “Innovation in Infrastructure for Disaster Mitigation,”by Don Resio, senior scientist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center
More information on the lecture series can be found at: http://nd.edu/~jjwteach/challenges_spring_2009.html .
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