Event Title

How to Blow a Trillion Dollars of Other People's Money and Get Away With It?

Presenter Information

Chuck Hansen

Streaming Media

Infographic

Description

We all agree that America needs to fix its crumbling sewer & water infrastructure. But, with a host of characters that eerily resemble the cast from Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, it appears our dream of living in a smart city is further out of reach than first thought. This presentation discusses our continued over-reliance on archaic inspection equipment, out of date construction specifications, and supplier/vendor dominated associations that tend to guide the repair, rehabilitation, and renewal of our nation's infrastructure. What changes are needed? How can machine-intelligent technologies help provide an accurate and unbiased prioritization of our capital funding? And, not wishing to come across as a sequel to the American teen comedy, Mean Girls, how can we make sure that citizens and municipal bondholders get their money’s worth from new infrastructure spending while getting a socially acceptable Return on Asset from our upcoming trillion-dollar investment?

Location

Stewart 279

Start Date

9-27-2017 3:15 PM

 
Sep 27th, 3:15 PM

How to Blow a Trillion Dollars of Other People's Money and Get Away With It?

Stewart 279

We all agree that America needs to fix its crumbling sewer & water infrastructure. But, with a host of characters that eerily resemble the cast from Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, it appears our dream of living in a smart city is further out of reach than first thought. This presentation discusses our continued over-reliance on archaic inspection equipment, out of date construction specifications, and supplier/vendor dominated associations that tend to guide the repair, rehabilitation, and renewal of our nation's infrastructure. What changes are needed? How can machine-intelligent technologies help provide an accurate and unbiased prioritization of our capital funding? And, not wishing to come across as a sequel to the American teen comedy, Mean Girls, how can we make sure that citizens and municipal bondholders get their money’s worth from new infrastructure spending while getting a socially acceptable Return on Asset from our upcoming trillion-dollar investment?