Nick Perozzi, E.I.T., is a M.S. student in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. Looking at cultural, political, educational, technical and economic components of a project, his research focuses on international engineering projects and the impact of a project’s origin on its execution and outcome. Nick has been involved with international engineering projects since his undergraduate days at Illinois, and he currently works as a project lead and a board member for a non-profit organization.
• Societal implications of engineering infrastructure
• International engineering project assessment metrics
• B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2018
• Jack and Kay Briscoe Scholarship
• IPEng International Engineering Travel Fellowship
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OTM Technology No. 2017-194, titled "Diagnostic Tool for Engineering
Effectiveness in Rural International Societies".
Creator: Ann-Perry Witmer
The Survey provides a list of 41 questions (rated on 5-point Likert scales)
to evaluate relative influences of critical non-engineering conditions and
guidelines for selection/implementation of technologies within a rural
society. The Survey identifies design and implementation strategies that
enhance engineered infrastructure sustainability and durability.
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· Column 1 lists the five community influences most likely to affect
design, implementation and acceptance of an engineered infrastructure.
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upon scores You provided after observing Your client.
· Column 3 draws upon open and free data from World Bank database of World
Development Indicators. Where data are lacking for Your country, those
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