April 04, 2011

Wentworth to Host Infrastructure Symposium to Discuss Challenges of Completing Public Projects in the 21st Century

Congressman Stephen Lynch and Former Governor Michael Dukakis Lead Forum


Infrastructure Challenges of the 21st Century: Why Does It Take So Long To Complete Public Construction Projects?


Thursday, April 21

7:30 – 10:00 a.m. (registration and breakfast at 7:30 a.m.)


Wentworth Institute of Technology

Watson Auditorium

550 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115


The symposium will highlight the issues that are constantly confronted by policy makers, engineers, designers, and constructors. The panelists will share perspectives on project scheduling issues and budgetary and regulatory constraints, and discuss new efficient approaches to improve the delivery of public projects. These approaches may be applicable to privately financed projects as well.

Former Governor Michael S. Dukakis will be the honored guest, and Congressman Stephen Lynch will provide the keynote address.

The panel is comprised of leading industry experts and professionals, including Frederick Laskey, executive director, Massachusetts Water Resource Authority; Steve Davis, president, Rackemann Strategic Consulting; David Ryan, vice president, SHAW Group; and Dr. Michael Kupferman, department chair, Wentworth’s Department of Civil Engineering.

The forum will be moderated by construction management professor Ilyas Bhatti. Dr. Craig Capano, department chair, Department of Construction Management, will offer opening remarks. For more information, please contact the Department of Construction Management 617-989-4170 or gariepyj@wit.edu. The event is open to members of the Wentworth community and industry professionals.

© Wentworth Institute of Technology   |   550 Huntington Avenue   |   Boston, MA 02115   |   617-989-4590