Women in Infrastructure

 
 
Springer (Verlag)
  • erscheint ca. am 27. Februar 2022
 
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • XIV, 460 Seiten
978-3-030-92820-9 (ISBN)
 

The status of America's infrastructure is graded every four years by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and reports are provided on the various categories. In this book, prominent women engineers discuss many of the eighteen infrastructure categories from the 2021 ASCE Infrastructure Report Card providing background, analysis of the issues facing the category and projections for the future. Categories covered include aviation, bridges, dams, water and wastewater, energy, hazardous waste, inland waterways, levees, ports, public parks, rail, roads, solid waste, and transit. Case studies from the authors' work are included throughout. These topics touch on many of the challenges facing the world today and these solutions by women researchers and practitioners are valuable for their technical excellence and their non-traditional perspective. As an important part of the Women in Engineering and Science book series, the work highlights the contribution of women leaders in many of the infrastructure categories, inspiring women and men, girls and boys to enter and apply themselves to secure our future infrastructure.

1st ed. 2022
  • Englisch
  • Cham
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  • Schweiz
Springer International Publishing
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  • 50 farbige Tabellen, 35 s/w Abbildungen, 236 farbige Abbildungen
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  • 50 Tables, color; 236 Illustrations, color; 35 Illustrations, black and white; XIV, 460 p. 271 illus., 236 illus. in color.
  • Höhe: 23.5 cm
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  • Breite: 15.5 cm
978-3-030-92820-9 (9783030928209)
10.1007/978-3-030-92821-6
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Peggy Layne, P.E., retired from Virginia Tech in 2019 after serving as Assistant Provost for Faculty Development and director of the AdvanceVT program, a National Science Foundation sponsored program to increase the number and success of women faculty in science and engineering. As director of Virginia Tech's NSF ADVANCE program, she led initiatives to increase gender equity in faculty hiring, development, retention, and advancement. Ms. Layne has degrees in environmental and water resources engineering and science and technology studies. She spent 17 years as a consulting engineer in the fields of water and wastewater treatment and hazardous waste management, and a year as an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow in the United States Senate, where she was responsible for water, wastewater, and solid and hazardous waste policy issues for Senator Bob Graham. A registered professional engineer, Layne served as president of the Society of Women Engineers in 1996-97. She is the editor of Women in Engineering: Pioneers and Trailblazers and Women in Engineering: Professional Life , published by ASCE Press in 2009, and a contributor to the Society of Women Engineers' review of scholarly literature on women in engineering published annually in SWE Magazine.

Ms. Tietjen is the President and CEO of Technically Speaking, Inc. An electrical engineer, she has spent more than 40 years in the electric utility industry where she provided planning consulting services to electric utilities and organizations comprising the electric utility industry and served as an expert witness before public utility commissions and other government agencies. In 2015, she served as the CEO of the National Women's Hall of Fame, based in Seneca Falls, New York (the birthplace of women's rights). Today, she is a worldwide advocate for telling women's stories and writing women into history. An author and national speaker, Tietjen is the co-author of the award-winning and bestselling book Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America. Her introduction to engineering textbook, Keys to Engineering Success, was published by Prentice Hall in 2001. Previously (as Jill S. Baylor), she was a contributing author to the 1995 book She Does Math! Tietjen is the co-author of the Setting the Record Straight series of which three volumes have been published. Her book, Inspiring Women of the National Women's Hall of Fame, was published in 2015. Her ebook for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' Women in Engineering series titled Recognizing and Taking Advantage of Opportunities was published in 2016. She is the series editor for Springer's Women in Engineering and Science series and wrote the inaugural volume (published in 2016), Engineering Women: Re-visioning Women's Scientific Achievements and Impacts. She has since written a second volume in the series, Scientific Women: Re-visioning Women's Scientific Achievements and Impacts (in press). She blogged for The Huffington Post from 2014-2018. Her award-winning and bestselling book Hollywood: Her Story, An Illustrated History of Women and the Movies was published in 2019. Tietjen graduated from the University of Virginia (Tau Beta Pi, Virginia Alpha) with a B.S. in Applied Mathematics (minor in Electrical Engineering) and received her M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina - Charlotte. She is a registered professional engineer in Colorado.

Chapter1. Introduction.- Chapter2. The American Society of Civil Engineers' Report Card on America's Infrastructure.- Chapter3. Infrastructure Pioneers.- Part1. Moving People and Things.- Chapter4. Airport Infrastructure.- Chapter5. Roadway Infrastructure.- Chapter6. Roadway Lighting and "Smart Poles".- Chapter7. Community Engagement + Community Partnerships = Community Projects: Implementing Successful Rail Transit Projects.- Chapter8. Public Transportation Ridership Patterns: Past, Present and Possible Future Trends.- Part2. Making Connections.- Chapter9. Creating Bridges as Art.- Chapter10. Inland Waterway Transportation System .- Chapter11. Seaports.- Chapter12. Tunnels.- Part3. Controlling Water.- Chapter13. Dams.- Chapter14. Managing Levees in the Modern Age.- Part4. Cleaning Up.- Chapter15. Contaminated Sites.- Chapter16. Solid Waste Management.- Chapter17. Water and Wastewater Infrastructure.- Part5. Improving the Quality of Life.- Chapter18. Preparing for the Electric Grid of the Future.- Chapter19. Infrastructure in a Park and Recreation Setting: the example of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area - "The teams behind the partnership brand".

The status of America's infrastructure is graded every four years by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and reports are provided on the various categories. In this book, prominent women engineers discuss many of the eighteen infrastructure categories from the 2021 ASCE Infrastructure Report Card providing background, analysis of the issues facing the category and projections for the future. Categories covered include aviation, bridges, dams, water and wastewater, energy, hazardous waste, inland waterways, levees, ports, public parks, rail, roads, solid waste, and transit. Case studies from the authors' work are included throughout. These topics touch on many of the challenges facing the world today and these solutions by women researchers and practitioners are valuable for their technical excellence and their non-traditional perspective. As an important part of the Women in Engineering and Science book series, the work highlights the contribution of women leaders in many of the infrastructure categories, inspiring women and men, girls and boys to enter and apply themselves to secure our future infrastructure.
- Provides insight into women's contributions to the field of infrastructure and what the issues are with respect to improving the grades across the infrastructure categories as enumerated in the ASCE Report Card;
- Presents information from academia, research, and industry into advances, applications, and threats for infrastructure;
- Discusses infrastructure challenges and solutions.

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