Meeting Archive:
Conceptual Models for Infrastructure Leadership

Meeting Description:

Offered by the ASCE Committee on Critical Infrastructure

In policy and aspirational documents both the American Society of Civil Engineers and the National Academy of Engineering have called for engineers of the 21st century to take a leading role in infrastructure discussions and decisions. These discussions and decisions routinely involve stakeholders, constituencies, and organizations that are unfamiliar with traditional engineering modeling and analysis techniques. Removing communication barriers and assuming a leadership role in these conversations requires engineers to adopt new conceptual models that enhance communication between people with dissimilar backgrounds and promote shared understanding. 

Date: Tue, Sep 17, 2013
Time: 03:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): ASCE eLearning
 Presenter Information
Lt. Col. Steven Hart, Ph.D.,P.E.
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Steve Hart is a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Corps of Engineers with over 25 years of service in both command and staff positions in Iraq, Kuwait, Panama, Germany, Korea, and the United States. He is currently assigned as the ERDC Engineering Fellow and Director of Infrastructure Studies in the Center for Innovation and Engineering at West Point. He has also served as an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at West Point where he taught innovative courses on Infrastructure Engineering and Critical Infrastructure Protection. He has authored numerous articles and a book chapter on these subjects and has spoken on them extensively.  As the Chair for The Infrastructure Security Partnership Certification, Academic, Research & Education Programs Committee, he coordinates the planning and execution of The Critical Infrastructure Symposium.


Dr. Led Klosky
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Dr. Led Klosky is an associate professor of civil engineering in the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering and Deputy Director of the Center for Innovation and Engineering at West Point. He received a B.S. and M.S. from Virginia Tech in Civil Engineering and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Led has been at West Point for 13 years teaching courses on infrastructure, geotechnical engineering, mechanics and other civil engineering topics; prior to that he worked for Fugro Geosciences on the Gulf Coast of TX and LA on petrochemical projects large and small. An experienced practicing engineer, scholar, educator, and university administrator, Led was the 2010 winner of ASEE’s National Outstanding Teaching Medal and works and writes in the areas of infrastructure, innovation and engineering education; he is also closely involved with strategic planning at the Academy, especially facilities and infrastructure.