Arup Senior Geospatial Analyst Samantha Lustado and Associate Principal and Americas East Transportation Decarbonization Leader Kate Fichter discuss the many issues surrounding infrastructure and the transition to electric vehicles such as the various community needs for charging in places as far flung as Los Angeles and Pittsburgh, range anxiety , electrical generation and transmission and even their own experiences driving in Boston, LA and the diverse communities in both, as well as in between them. ENR Senior Transportation Editor Aileen Cho and Associate Technology Editor Jeff Yoders add their own perspectives about growing up in LA and Pittsburgh, respectively, and the daunting opportunity that this once-in-a-generation transportation transition promises.
Jeff Yoders and Aileen Cho discuss artificial intelligence in construction and society at large with Burcin Kaplanoglu, Oracle vice president and leader of the company’s Innovation Lab, who also is Critical Path’s first returning guest.
ENR Editors Aileen Cho and Jeff Yoders talk to the McCarthy Cos. project manager on how a team dealt with nearly zero-vision conditions underwater at the Texas site to remove old concrete and steel—with the help of a robot vessel named Little Dude.
Skanska Executive Vice President Bryan Northrop has seen the evolution of Boston’s life sciences and pharmaceutical market and solved some of most challenging preconstruction and renovation problems over more than 20 years of projects in New England. He talks with Aileen Cho and Jeff Yoders about what clients want and need in this growing and competitive market.
Trunk Tools Founder and CEO Sarah Buchner talks to Jeff Yoders and Aileen Cho about growing up in the trades, working her way through the worlds of Fintech and Contech startups, the psychology of construction jobsites, making an AI that’s responsive to requests from the field and even a little bit about Oktoberfest in Munich. Prost!
As markets shift toward less carbon-intensive energy production, workforce development efforts are intensifying to ensure there are enough craft workers with skillsets necessary to build infrastructure critical to a more sustainable future. Leaders interviewed by Environment and Policy Senior Editor Pam McFarland in this episode include Heidi Binko, co-founder and executive director of The Just Transition Fund (pictured).
Earth Matters, Special installments in ENR’s Critical Path podcast taking a deep dive at the intersection of construction and climate change.