An Integrated Framework for Managing Smart, Sustainable, and Resilient Infrastructure

Presented By: Michael Salvato

A new framework for managing infrastructure systems could help transportation, energy, and water organizations harness the power of digitalization and address challenges such as decarbonization and resilience.  To build smarter, more sustainable, and resilient infrastructure, cities need to reimage the infrastructure services they provide, and arrange deeply interconnected technological, social and environmental systems to do so. The Infrastructure Architecture Framework follows two years of collaborative research supported by the United Engineering Foundation and delivered by the New York Academy of Sciences, with support from Mott MacDonald.

The aim was to introduce civil infrastructure leaders to the type of enterprise architecture and systems engineering approaches that have proven effective in managing complex e-commerce, aviation, and defense systems.  Examples from the water, energy, and transportation sectors show how the model can be applied to civil infrastructure. This project demonstrated that an enterprise architecture can provide a systemic approach for describing complex sociotechnical infrastructure systems, their purpose, services, standards, integration and content.

Participants will be exposed to emergent standards and practices for integrating management and information and engineering systems for complex cyber-physical infrastructure systems.

Live Webinar: Thursday, May 24, 2022 at 11:00am EDT Register Now


Who Should Attend?

The IAF provides infrastructure owners, as well as operators, suppliers, and regulatory agencies, a common language, and suggests processes and tools to integrate new assets into existing systems. Owners of civil infrastructure systems, in energy, transportation, and water services, can use the IAF to improve sustainability, and to modernize infrastructure for smarter, more integrated, and lower-carbon systems that meet current and future community needs.


About the Speaker

Salvato square pic 2Michael A. Salvato is Vice President of Infrastructure Advisory Services at Mott MacDonald, a global engineering, management and development consultancy guiding our clients through many of the planet’s most intricate challenges.

Michael’s clients include the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, where he is the manager of the Aviation Digital Transformation Program. In 2018, he retired from the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority as the Program Executive and Director of Enterprise Information and Asset Management.

He has over 35 years of experience in infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, program management, economics, finance, asset management and information systems.


Tags & Topics for This Webinar:

  • infrastructure; engineering; smart cities; enterprise architecture; standards; water; energy; transportation; mobility; asset management; systems engineering; digital; transformation