12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
7 October 2021

Positioning Your Community for an UNIMAGINABLE Future!

State of the Industry / Profession

Join us in this session to learn about the inevitable avalanche of new technologies that are now transforming your city and your entire urban fabric. You’ll leave with a crystal-clear understanding of the 38-steps Civil Engineers MUST take to prepare for the unprecedented changes, becoming “smarter” and accommodating the consequences of new advancements on our nation’s infrastructure.

In this session, you’ll learn what you can do to start preparing now for this comprehensive modal transformation – and “tsunami of change,” which is now underway. Inside your city, there are strategic decisions you MUST make today which can position your community for quick, full adoption of these technologies; conversely, ignoring these trends and taking no action can be disastrous for your community.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify merging and EMERGING transportation and telecommunications technologies and discover how to repurpose your utility systems and transportation infrastructure systems to “Future-Proof” your city. Understand how these “secondary consequences” will be even more profound and impact our lives, our communities, and our Public Works infrastructure in ways which are only now becoming fully understood.
  • Evaluate the cost, benefits, consequences, challenges, and opportunities inherent in emerging technologies; understand the risks of slow adoption and the array of opportunities available to position your agency today for the inevitable demand for these future, smart city Public Works technologies
  • Understand the 38 critical actions you must take today; be able to compare, design, and implement new telecommunications, smart city and transportation technologies in your utility and transportation infrastructure.