This lecture series will address past, current, and future initiatives, constraints, and budgets. Weekly programs are scheduled for every Tuesday from noon to 1 PM EST, via Zoom. On Tuesday, August 18, 2020, the speaker will be Penghua Zhou, Chief Engineer, China Construction Third Engineering Bureau Group. There is no fee to participate. Advance registration by Eventbrite is required.
The COVID-19 response has helped assure the health and safety of those who live, work, and study in New York City and other metropolitan areas in the United States and around the world. Since the lock down in mid-March, we have learned new ways of interacting, new ways of learning, new ways of working. Through the application of technologies, we have shared knowledge, assumptions, aspirations, and anxieties. Now comes the time of re-working our civic infrastructure, rebuilding our structures, and re-thinking our public space. We need to re-conceptualize the work done for government agencies and private sector companies while addressing how they both carry out their mission. Industry thought leaders, from principal engineering, architectural, and construction management firms, along with government officials and major asset owners, will provide candid analyses of how essential buildings and necessary infrastructure will adapt to a world turned upside down by new needs and new perspectives.