G. Edward Gibson, Jr., director, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, has been appointed to the Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment (BICE), an active board within the Division of Engineering and Physical Sciences for the National Research Council. Gibson will serve a three-year term through 2015.

BICE advises the executive and legislative branches of government, other governmental and private sector organizations and the general public on questions of technology, science and public policy applied to:

  • the design, construction, operations, maintenance, security and evaluation of buildings, facilities and infrastructure systems
  • the relationship between the constructed and natural environments and their interaction with human activities
  • the effects of natural and manmade hazards on constructed facilities and infrastructure
  • the interdependencies of infrastructure systems (power, water, transportation, telecommunications, wastewater, buildings) and the potential for cascading failures

Board members are recognized experts in the built environment disciplines, chosen from industry, academia, research institutes and government.

Gibson joined ASU and the Del E. Webb School of Construction in 2009 as its program chairman. He is professor and Sunstate Chair of Construction Management and Engineering, and has served as director of the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment since 2011.

For more information on BICE projects and publications, visit http://nationalacademies.org/bice.

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