Mike Walters welcomed to advisory board
Consulting-Specifying Engineer has added Mike Walters, PE, LEED AP, to its editorial advisory board.
Consulting-Specifying Engineer is pleased to announce that Mike Walters, PE, LEED AP, has joined the editorial advisory board. Walters is a principal with AEI/Affiliated Engineers Inc. in Madison, Wis. As the firm’s sustainable market leader, Walters provides leadership in the planning and design of sustainable and energy-efficient public, private, and government projects worldwide, including climate action plans for Cornell University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Case Western Reserve; the development of Ohio State University’s Energy and Infrastructure Plan; and the 5-million-sq-ft LEED Platinum King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.
A popular SCUP, Greenbuild, and Labs21 speaker, Walters has been a featured lecturer at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and is a frequent lecturer at the University of Wisconsin, where he developed the sustainable building design and LEED course for the College of Engineering. Walters came to early prominence working on the National Institutes of Health’s Sustainable Design Initiative, plotting a concurrent reduction of energy consumption during the extensive expansion of the institute’s laboratory and medical research campus. He has directed sustainable planning strategies for the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, the University of Washington’s Molecular Engineering Building and Husky Union, and the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Walters was a 2009 40 Under 40 winner.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey