Tom A. Pedersen is Senior Vice President and Director of Sustainability at CDM, where he is responsible for driving continual sustainability performance improvement in CDM projects and global operations encompassing over 4000 employees in 100 offices worldwide. He leads the development and implementation of CDM’s Sustainability Management System, Sustainability Performance Report, internal Sustainability and CDM website and blog, Sustainability Representatives Team and portal, and Sustainapedia. With over 32 years of environmental consulting experience, he has provided consultation on strategy, sustainability, organizational development, business process improvement, and management system development and implementation to a wide array of clients including Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, Lucent Technologies, T3 Energy Services, PetroChina, Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority, Los Angeles World Airports, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US Agency for International Development and currently for Lambert—St Louis International Airport and US Customs and Border Protection. Tom has served on the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) US Technical Advisory Group (TAG) and the ISO 26000 Social Responsibility TAG. He is Vice Chair of the Water Environment Federation (WEF) Sustainability Community of Practice and Chair of the WEF EMS Committee. He received his BS from Cornell University and his MS from the Pennsylvania State University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Water Infrastructure and Sustainability
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IntroductIon nearly double from current 3.4 billion to 6.4 billion by 2050,
with numbers of people living in slums rising even faster,
Water is our most important natural...
Tom Van Mele is a structural engineer and architect and a postdoctoral researcher at the BLOCK Research Group, ETH Zurich. He studied at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, where he earned his PhD in 2009 on scissor-hinged membrane structures. He won the Tsuboi Award (2010) from the IASS. His current research involves three-dimensional collapse behaviour of masonry vaults and graphicstatics- based form-finding methods. He is also the project lead and lead developer of eQuilibrium, an online graphic statics platform. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Daniele Panozzo is a computer scientist and a postdoctoral researcher at the Interactive Geometry Lab, ETH Zurich. He studied at the University of Maryland, was a visiting researcher at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University and earned his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Genova in 2012. His research interests are digital geometry processing, shape modelling, computational photography and architectural geometry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Olga Sorkine-Hornung is a computer scientist and Assistant Professor of Computer Science at ETH Zurich, where she leads the Interactive Geometry Lab at the Institute of Visual Computing. She earned her degrees at Tel Aviv University, and became Assistant Professor at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University in 2008. She has received many honour and awards such as the EUROGRAPHICS Young Researcher Award (2008) and the ACM SIGGRAPH Significant New Researcher Award (2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Philippe Block is a structural engineer and architect and Assistant Professor at the Institute of Technology in Architecture, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, where he directs the BLOCK Research Group. He studied at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium and MIT, USA, where he earned his PhD in 2009. He is a founding partner of Ochsendorf, DeJong & Block LLC, where he consults on the stability of historic masonry structures and develops new, unreinforced stone and brick structures. He has received the Hangai Prize (2007) and Tsuboi Award (2010) from the International Association of Shells and Spatial Structures (IASS) as well as the Edoardo Benvenuto Prize (2012). He developed thrust network analysis for the analysis of historic vaulted masonry and design of new funicular shells. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Shell Structures for Architecture: Form Finding and Optimization
Best-fi t thrust network analysis
Rationalization of freeform meshes
Tom Van Mele, Daniele Panozzo, Olga Sorkine-Hornung and
By manipulating the force diagram (through simple
LEARNING OBJECTIVES geometric operations),...
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