Paul S. Chinowsky

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PAUL CHINOWSKY1∗, CAROLYN HAYLES, AMY SCHWEIKERT, NIKO STRZEPEK, KENNETH STRZEPEK and C. ADAM SCHLOSSER Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Queen’s University, Belfast, UK Climate and Civil Systems Group, University of Colorado,(More)
Engineering and construction projects are dependent on two fundamental elements: 1 the ability to plan and manage the technical components of the project such as the tasks and resources; and 2 the ability of the project participants to effectively develop into a high performance team. Historically, the industry has focused extensively on optimizing the(More)
This paper presents the results of the current study on the impact of climate change on the road and building infrastructure within South Africa. The approach builds upon previous work associated with the UNU-WIDER Development under Climate Change effort emphasizing the impact of climate change on roads. The paper illustrates how climate change effects on(More)
The traditional philosophy of management in construction, both in academia and in industry, places great emphasis on the ability to plan and execute projects. In contrast, a similar emphasis on strategic management has received less attention in the construction industry. Although the pressures of project performance can often obscure the broader social,(More)
The African continent is facing the potential of a US$183.6 billion liability to repair and maintain roads damaged from temperature and precipitation changes related to climate change through 2100. As detailed, the central part of the continent faces the greatest impact from climate change with countries facing an average cost of US$22 million annually, if(More)
There is concern that climate change may greatly increase the costs of providing water infrastructure in rich countries, but the estimates available cannot be compared across countries. This paper develops and applies a top-down approach to estimate the costs of adapting to climate change on a consistent basis for different climate scenarios. The analysis(More)
Climate change is a potential threat to Vietnam’s development as current and future infrastructure will be vulnerable to climate change impacts. This paper focuses on the physical asset of road infrastructure in Vietnam by evaluating the potential impact of changes from stressors, including: sea level rise, precipitation, temperature and flooding. Across 56(More)