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The Infrastructure Show consists of monthly podcasts in which some of the nation’s top infrastructure experts discuss with host Professor Joseph Schofer of Northwestern University the condition of our infrastructure today, and what can be done about it. While many subjects are addressed, including repairs, upgrades and new construction, there is an emphasis on the topics of preventive and predictive maintenance, as well as “structural health monitoring” – a special focus of the Northwestern Infrastructure Technology Institute, of which Dr. Schofer is Director.

The Infrastructure Show - Podcasts Professor Joseph Schofer, Thomas Herman, and Marion Sours

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The Infrastructure Show consists of monthly podcasts in which some of the nation’s top infrastructure experts discuss with host Professor Joseph Schofer of Northwestern University the condition of our infrastructure today, and what can be done about it. While many subjects are addressed, including repairs, upgrades and new construction, there is an emphasis on the topics of preventive and predictive maintenance, as well as “structural health monitoring” – a special focus of the Northwestern Infrastructure Technology Institute, of which Dr. Schofer is Director.

    Borrowing for Infrastructure

    Borrowing for Infrastructure

    Big infrastructure projects need big money, and larger projects rely on some kind of borrowing – using other people’s money for a period of time.

    To learn how infrastructure projects are financed through borrowing, we talk with Scott

    • 18 min
    Delivering the Power – What’s Behind the Electric Grid?

    Delivering the Power – What’s Behind the Electric Grid?

    Electric power operates our homes and businesses, and it promises to be the future of mobility, as well. There is a constant need to match temporal and spatial variations in supply and demand for electricity across regions of the country. This need

    • 25 min
    Getting the Lead Out

    Getting the Lead Out

    The health risks posed by lead water service lines are well known. Just how common is this invisible hazard in our potable water? What can we do to address it? To explore the problem, responses to it, and the costs, we talk with Steve Via, Director of

    • 20 min
    The ABCs of Accelerated Bridge Construction

    The ABCs of Accelerated Bridge Construction

    Building or replacing highway bridges quickly can save traffic delays by cutting on-site construction time. What are the design and construction strategies that make this possible?

    To answer this question we talk about Accelerated Bridge

    • 18 min
    Moynihan Train Hall - Designing a New Future for a Classic Building

    Moynihan Train Hall - Designing a New Future for a Classic Building

    On January 1, 2021, a new life began for the century-old James A. Farley Post Office in Manhattan when it became the home of the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Train Hall serving Amtrak and Long Island Railroad passengers. Preserving the Beaux-Arts exterior

    • 17 min
    Our 2021 Infrastructure Grade

    Our 2021 Infrastructure Grade

    A national perspective on the condition and performance of our infrastructure is important for informing the dialog about investing in this system that is so important for supporting our society and economy. Every four years the American Society of

    • 21 min

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