Infrastructure Development

The construction and improvement of transportation, energy, water, and digital infrastructure results in economic growth and improves quality of life.

Innovate for the future

Innovative ideas and application are necessary to engineer critical improvements to critical American infrastructure

Current Initiatives

Current initiatives address the three classes of threats to critical infrastructures: Natural - earthquakes, tsunamis, land shifting, volcanic eruptions, extreme weather (hurricanes, floods, drought), fires. Human-Caused - terrorism, rioting, product tampering, explosions and bombing, theft, financial crimes, economic espionage. Accidental or Technical - infrastructure and hazardous material failures and accidents, power-grid failures, water-treatment facilities failures, water-mains ruptures, safety-systems failures and a host of other disasters of omission and/or commission.

Repair Aging Infrastructure

Critical bridges and roadways are in dire need of repair and/or replacement

Digital Infrastructure

Service Executive

Energy Resilience

Build storage, redundancies, and emergency generation that are responsive to strains or failures in the electrical power system

Why US Airports Are So Bad

Singapore’s Changi Airport is considered by many travelers to be the best in the world. Have a long layover? Stop by the butterfly garden or catch a Disney film at the airports movie theater. In Qatar’s Hamad Airport for a few hours? For about 50 bucks, travelers can swim lapsRead More

Road diets: designing a safer street

This road might not look like anything special. But what if I showed you the same road, a few years earlier —notice anything different? Here’s a better angle of that: The old road has 4 lanes for traffic. The new one has two. And now there’s this middle lane forRead More

How Vulnerable Is The U.S. Power Grid To A Terrorist Attack?

According to the Associated Press, there have been about a dozen of cases of foreign hackers hacking into the US’s power grid. In one, Russian hackers were able to spy on U.S. energy companies by introducing malware into their systems. In another case, Iranian hackers were allegedly able to getRead More

Infrastructure Matters: Drinking Water Treatment

At a drinking water treatment plant we’re taking water from rivers and processing it into clean, safe, high quality drinking water. We have three drinking water treatment plants and together we produce about 300 million gallons of water every day, for drinking, cooking, showering, washing clothes. It really all addsRead More

The Future of Texas Transportation

I think still it’s fair to say the next 20 years will see greater leaps in transportation slash mobility technology than we saw in the prior 100 years. Texas is changing every day. Growing. Building new communities, businesses, and even new types of transportation. TxDOT looks at the future ofRead More

Smart Cities – Infrastructure and Transport of the Future

The world is changing rapidly The city continues to develop and the urban population continues to rise The demand for the transportation of people and goods is increasing day by day Problems of traffic congestion, air pollution, road traffic accidents and climate change are also becoming increasingly prominent Humans needRead More

Defending America’s Electric Grid

Paul thank you for joining me today you recently finished a paper for us on emergency orders to protect the electric power grid what are emergency orders and how do they help protect the grid well first of all thanks to APL for giving me the opportunity to conduct thisRead More

American Energy and Manufacturing Competitiveness Summit Introduction

 If as a country we focused on energy we’d be amazed as to how many other problems suddenly start getting a lot better.  The reason it’s so important to invest in clean energy manufacturing now is that there is this global race for clean energy advantage. We can beRead More

Exposing deteriorating water infrastructure in America

Creative Matters, which brings together artists, thinkers, builders and doers who challenge conventional thinking about creativity, science, and artistic expression grows out of the Arts Advancement Committee, convened by provost Barry Butler, and the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Chaden Djalali. Chaired by Alan MacVey, ourRead More

SCARY Report On How Vulnerable Our Power Grid Is

Almost every American everyday relies quite heavily on electronic devices in the home your computer is charging your smartphone some of us even our cars and things like that we all rely on its electricity but our greatest strength could also be our greatest weakness so what would actually takeRead More