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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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    • 4.6 • 25 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.

    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
    Redesigning Streets for People

    Redesigning Streets for People

    City streets do much more than just move traffic. They connect to our homes and businesses, supporting not just motor vehicles but pedestrian and bicycle traffic as well, and serving in the way of the ancient forum by proving spaces to shop, mingle,

    • 18 min
    Short Line and Regional Railroads

    Short Line and Regional Railroads

    Railroads helped grow our nation, supporting settlement and economic growth from coast to coast. Today, the rail industry plays a central role in the most efficient freight and logistics system in the world. The 7 national, Class I railroads are

    • 21 min
    The Future of Big Cities after COVID-19

    The Future of Big Cities after COVID-19

    What’s the path forward for large cities once COVID-19 is controlled? Will workers and residents come back downtown? Will riders return to mass transit systems? How can we sustain them until then? Will the demand for

    • 14 min
    Broadband Access - Technology and Policy

    Broadband Access - Technology and Policy

    Is the Internet a part of U.S. infrastructure? Although the physical infrastructure that carries the data is largely invisible, broadband Internet communication has become a backbone of our society and economy, carrying messages that support work,

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 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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