Infrastructure Development

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

Innovate <em>for the future</em>

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

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

Why The U.S. Has The Worst Public Transit System

Around the world, as many as 25 countries have high speed rail systems connecting major cities.. But the US has been lagging behind in modern methods of public transportation. Recent reports suggest that American cities rank among the worst for transit systems. So, why is US transit so bad? Well,Read More

Why Can’t America Fill a Pothole?

From left-wing Democrat to right-wing Republican, Everyone loves infrastructure. We all want safe bridges, smooth roads, and world-class airports. So why can’t we have them? So why can’t we have them? Why are America’s bridges falling down, Our roads riddled with potholes, Many major airports are in disrepair? and manyRead More


These are ten megaprojects the U.S. desperately needs to complete in the near future. They each represent many other projects awaiting approval and funding in cities and towns across America. A bullet train in Texas would help ease traffic in Houston and Dallas that will only get worse as theRead More

How Secure Is The United States Power Grid?

From transportation to telecommunications, health care and banking. The digitization of our infrastructure has made our daily lives more convenient, but it’s also opened us up to the threat of cyberattacks. Yahoo’s hack of over 500 million accounts will make it the biggest data breach ever. Equifax, which, as youRead More

Our ailing water infrastructure

Our communities infrastructure must be replaced as it ages. Investing in new pipes ensures that both water and sewage travel efficiently and securely. This means reliability for today and tomorrow.

A Catastrophe We’re Not Ready For – Solar Storms

Are we ready to face a global blackout? Try to imagine that if the power supplying millions of people is suddenly interrupted, And it lasts not just a few hours, but months or even years … Caused the world to fall into chaos And it completely collapsed the system fromRead More