Date: Thursday, November 2
Time: 3:40 pm - 4:55 pm
Location: 327 John D. Tickle Building
In this seminar, we will discuss transportation infrastructure management from financing and procurement, to construction, operation, and maintenance from both policy and technology perspectives. Specifically, the design and analysis of investment incentives and management regimes of infrastructure projects will be elaborated, and their managerial implications will be discussed. Innovative technologies used in the construction and maintenance of transportation infrastructure will be presented, which include intelligent compaction technology, real-time lift-thickness monitoring system, and automated pavement distress evaluation method. Lessons learned from the design of policies and the development of technologies will also be shared in the seminar.
Dr. Shuai Li is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He graduated with his Ph.D. from Purdue University. He also holds M.Sc. degrees in Economics and Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. Dr. Li teaches and conducts research in construction engineering and management. His research interests are related to multisensory data processing applied to construction automation and innovative public-private mechanisms to finance infrastructure investment.