U.S. Infrastructure: the Future is Now

The rapid growth of technology is leading to new materials, procedures, and systems that are transforming the way we design, build, and operate our physical infrastructure.  Similar technological advances allow us to anticipate societal and natural demands on our infrastructure.  Our challenge, as a growing, complex nation, is to use these abilities to design and construct large-impact solutions efficiently and economically.   During this presentation, we will discuss U.S. infrastructure with attention to four “P’s”: prompts, policies, problems, and possibilities.

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Dr. David T. Young, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UNC Charlotte

David Young is an emeritus professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. While at the university, Professor Young served as chair of the department for 18 years. He also directed the INES Ph.D. program and the IDEAS (Sustainability) Center. The author of more than 100 articles and reports, Professor Young has presented his work at conferences around the world. Away from the campus, he started, and for 12 years managed, his own forensic engineering firm, Tri-Square.

Dr. Young earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Clemson University and went on to earn an M.S. in the same subject there. He completed his education at Virginia Polytechnic Institute where he earned a Ph. D. in Civil Engineering.