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“Unprecedented workshop” highlights new infrastructure delivery methods

    The Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy (CPIP) at the Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy and the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction at Cambridge University (CSIC) will bring together top private and public sector leaders, academics, experts, and practitioners for a workshop focusing on new methods of infrastructure delivery.

    Discussions will be led by prominent leaders in the field including:

    Raymond DiPrinzio – a Senior Vice President and Team Leader of the Infrastructure Finance Team at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. He is responsible for originating and arranging debt financing for infrastructure projects in North America. He also serves on the CPIP Board of Advisors.

    Thomas O’Rourke ’70 – The Thomas R. Briggs Professor in Engineering Emeritus in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and associate director of CPIP, O’Rourke is an expert in geotechnical engineering for earth retention systems, foundations, and soil/structure interaction; earthquake engineering; underground construction technology, and engineering of large, geographically distributed systems, such as water supplies, gas and liquid fuel systems, electric power, and transportation facilities.   

    Jennifer Schooling – Director of CSIC and an expert in the development and delivery of smart infrastructure solutions to real-life industry problems. She is also an expert in using data as an engineering tool for tackling pressing challenges facing industry, including climate change, resource constraint and resilience.

    Kenichi Soga – A professor of civil and environmental engineering at UC Berkeley, Soga is the founding director of the Center for Smart Infrastructure, a collaboration with the East Bay Municipal Utility District that applies cutting-edge technology to tackle infrastructure challenges caused by climate change, aging systems, and natural hazards.