Principles for Sustainability for Engineered Works Case Studies Impacting Water, Habitat, Energy, and Atmosphere

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Jun. 20 - Aug. 12, 2022

Online

Course Overview

After completing this course, you will have working knowledge of relevant sustainability principles and definitions. You will be able to evaluate the sustainability goals of current projects while also considering environmental capacity and limits. Finally, you will be able to apply sustainability goals to future engineering projects.

Who Should Attend?

  • Civil Engineers
  • Technical professionals interested in the topic of sustainability

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Sustainability and Analysis Approaches
  • Case Studies Impacting Water and Habitat
    • Regional Water Quality Management
    • Drinking Water
    • Coastal Protection
  • Case Studies Impacting Energy and Atmosphere
    • Mobility
    • Buildings
    • The Electric Grid  
  • The Role of the Engineer in Sustainable Project Development

Instructors

Derek Hungness

Derek Hungness, PE, PTOE, AICP, is project director – traffic operations for SRF Consulting Group and adjunct faculty member of the UW-Madison Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Derek has more than 25 years of multimodal transportation system planning and traffic engineering experience. He specializes in developing computer models used to forecast the need for new highways and transit services based on trip-making changes due to land use changes over time.

Robert Montgomery

Robert Montgomery, P.E., is a principal engineer at Emmons & Olivier Resources and is an adjunct faculty member of the UW-Madison Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Rob is a diplomate in the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers. Over a 45-year career, Rob has worked on a wide range of water resources, coastal and civil engineering projects as a consulting engineer, specializing in multidisciplinary projects and those involving groundwater-surface water interaction.

John Nelson

John Nelson, P.E., is head of Sustainable Infrastructure Strategy at Ziegler Capital Management and adjunct faculty member of the UW-Madison Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. For 25+ years, Nelson served at Affiliated Engineers, and under his leadership as CEO, the engineering firm became nationally recognized for designing dynamic building systems for large and complicated projects. His background includes design, applications, and research of dynamic building systems, and management/technical consulting for the investment, design, manufacturing, and construction industries. Nelson serves on the UW Foundation and Nelson Institute boards.

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Program Director

Dave Peterson

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