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Cities from New York to Seattle and all around the nation face challenges that are typical in dense, complex, and diverse built environments.

Improving the Built Environment Symposium

  • May 3, 2019
  • 9:00 am–4:00 pm

This full-day symposium is designed for industry and agency stakeholders to build relationships with researchers and identify opportunities to collaborate. It is the second CEE Symposium, which Rutgers plans to be a long-running bienniel event.

Speakers include NJDOT Commissioner Diane Guitierrez-Scaccetti and other industry leaders. Guests will tour the specialized labs in the new Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering and see demonstrations of many engineering innovations birthed at Rutgers. ASCE President Robin Kemper presents the afternoon keynote, which will be followed by a panel discussion.

Companies supporting the event are AECOM, French & Parrello, Langan, Pennoni, and Turner.


Morning Session

Keynote Address sponsored by Langan

Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Transportation

  • Robert Fischer, Chief Engineer, New Jersey Turnpike Authority
  • James Starace, Chief Engineer, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • Franklin Moon, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rutgers School of Engineering
Demonstrations: Specialized Laboratories and Equipment
  • Sustainable Infrastructure Laboratory
  • Smart Mobility and Infrastructure Systems Laboratory
  • ECHOES Sensing Laboratory
  • Urban Systems Decision Theater
  • Other infrastructure related laboratories

Luncheon and Afternoon Session

presented by AECOM and Pennoni

Luncheon Speaker sponsored by French & Parello

Robin Kemper, President, American Society of Civil Engineers

Panelists and Presenters
  • Elkins Green, Director, Environmental Services, New Jersey Department of Transportation
  • Sacha Patera, Associate Vice President, Corporate Engagement Center, Rutgers University
Panel Discussion

The Role of Engineering Innovations and Government-Industry-Academe Collaboration in Meeting Infrastructure Challenges



There is no charge for this event, but registration is required.


Register Now Deadline: April 21, 2019

Sponsors / Partners

Hosted by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Cosponsors: CAIT and Rutgers School of Engineering

Industry sponsors: AECOM, French & Parrello, Langan, Pennoni, and Turner

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