Building Enclosure was recently joined by civil engineer Professor Necati Catbas of the University of Central Florida Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering to discuss developing quicker, safer, more cost-effective ways to assess the health of aging infrastructure.

Listen in as Necati talks about the American Society of Civil Engineers' Report Card for America's Infrastructure. The U.S. was rated C-. Necati sheds some light on how that report card works and why we were rated so low.

He also discusses his current research on ways to better understand the health of our buildings. Necati describes this structural health monitoring, what he’s been working on, and how we can develop technologies to sound alarms before buildings fail.