20 episodes

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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    • 4.7 • 29 Ratings

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.

    Energy from the Earth – How does it work?

    Energy from the Earth – How does it work?

    Because temperatures below the surface of the earth are relatively constant year around, the earth can be used as a heat sink or source to cool or heat buildings, offering an energy source that is not only carbon-free, but is also constant. How does

    • 22 min
    Tornado-Resistant Building Standards

    Tornado-Resistant Building Standards

    Over 1200 tornadoes strike the U.S. each year, bringing destruction, injuries, and deaths to communities. Until recently there were no structural design standards specifically aimed at providing some tornado protection for buildings.

    In this

    • 27 min
    Building More Cost-effective Rail Transit

    Building More Cost-effective Rail Transit

    Is it more costly to build urban rail infrastructure in America? Does that affect the quality of the products? If so, can we do anything to control costs and get more value for our money?

    The Eno Center for Transportation, an independent

    • 25 min
    Restoring the Everglades

    Restoring the Everglades

    The Everglades is a huge wetland – an area permanently covered with water – that includes a variety of unique ecosystems delivering essential services to both natural and human development systems, including water storage, treatment, flood

    • 20 min
    Keeping Bridges in Good Repair

    Keeping Bridges in Good Repair

    We rely on state and local highway agencies to assure the safety and functionality of the more that 618,000 bridges the American public traverses on a daily basis. The sheer numbers, our aging bridge population, and limits to funding make this a large

    • 23 min
    Managing Curbside Access in Cities

    Managing Curbside Access in Cities

    Competition for urban curb space can be fierce on a day to day basis, and a policy and technical challenge for longer term planning. Delivery companies and their customers, people trying to park their cars, pedestrians, and bike riders are all in the

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Abvinyimjim ,

Awesome podcast

Solid podcast with just enough information to keep you engaged. I enjoy learning about infrastructure so it’s a great listen. My feedback would be to do an episode or a mini series on “green” cities or sustainable cities or whatever that looks like. I know we can have amazing cities but have more efficient ones too.

Buddykicker50000 ,

Concise and Interesting

Very concise and informative interviews. I enjoy listening to technical interviews concerning infrastructure, but it’s hard for me to give them my full attention after a while. However, the roughly 20 minute time limit of this podcast helps keep me engaged and interested. I am looking forward to learning what else is new in the field I work in.

podlistenerHD ,

Informative

Great informative and concise podcast about a variety of subjects. Would appreciate sound of someone breathing to be muted out though.

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