Description: Introduction and overview to US and global infrastructure issues, focusing on transportation, energy, and wireless communications. Topics on condition, needs, and performance assessment methods for infrastructure management. Discussions of life cycle of planning, building, and maintaining infrastructure systems. State of the art in sensing and data collection/acquisition using information technology. Failure and interdependency analysis for management and security. Overall purpose is to understand the need for consideration of lifetime performance in the planning phase, to develop decision support metrics and systems for management, and to understand policy issues related to infrastructure design and maintenance. 3 hrs lec per week.
provider: Carnegie Mellon University