|(3 cr.) This course identifies, analyzes and assesses
built infrastructure, which is the foundation for
modern society. The complex and interconnected
lifecycles are investigated and demands on
critical components are calculated.
Students explore the nontechnical factors
necessary for the functioning of infrastructure
including supplies, trained personnel, public
policy, ethics and cross-sector dependencies.
The course provides a basis for understanding the
complexity and cost of maintaining, rebuilding
and developing infrastructure. Topics include
general infrastructure concepts, water and
wastewater, transportation, energy and buildings
and cities. Several in-class scenarios are
provided to synthesize the connectivity between
the major items of infrastructure.
Every Year, Fall|