Dean Joseph Schofer and Paul James on the Infrastructure Show

Dean Joseph SchoferProfessor Joseph Schofer hosts a podcast – the Infrastructure Show – on which he interviews experts on many aspects of civil infrastructure systems to inform listeners about U.S. infrastructure, how things work, important new developments, problems and policies. In a recently posted interview, Schofer talks with Paul James, Senior Vice President with Lendlease U.S. Construction in Chicago, about the tradeoffs in design and materials selection as a function of use of the structure, the rate limiting factors in the construction of tall concrete and steel buildings, the effects of weather on construction speed, and the role of the construction engineer in material specification.  This interview is the third and final of a series in which Professor Schofer explores the use of advanced concretes in mega structures.

Schofer has been hosting the Infrastructure Show since 2009 and has posted nearly 70 interviews covering a wide range of infrastructure topics.

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