Wednesday, February 22, 2012
2315 GG Brown, North Campus
The University of Michigan
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Nick Gutschow Civil & Environmental Engineering University of Michigan
A partial life cycle analysis of teleworking and mobility at the Denver Federal Center
Teleworking" is the decoupling of work from the traditional workplace by means of modern information technology. Through the use of various telecommunication tools, employees are able to perform their duties and make good on their deliverables working in whole or in part from home or from some other form of mobile workspace. Making use of teleworking options has many potential environmental and economic benefits. The General Services Administration of the federal government is considering encouraging implementation of teleworking models to its tenets at the Denver Federal Center. To this end a review of several teleworking studies was performed and planning for a study based at the DFC has begun. From this a teleworking cost/benefit estimation tool will be developed to allow the GSA to assess the risk and opportunity for various forms of teleworking.
Andrea Trese Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Michigan
CANARY Event Detection System for Contaminant Warning
As part of a water security initiative, water quality is monitored in the drinking water distribution system to enable early detection of potentially dangerous contamination. This presentation introduces EPA's CANARY software, which has been developed to analyze monitoring data to detect contamination events.