Improving infrastructure service and access for communities
Dr. Kasey Faust is an Assistant Professor in Construction Engineering and Project Management in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Faust’s work focuses on human-infrastructure interactions, infrastructure interdependencies, and water sector infrastructure. Her research on sociotechnical systems aims to improve service to communities.
Her work involves the application of qualitative and quantitative methods to evaluate the impact of population dynamics and socio-demographic parameters on the built environment. Current studies within her research group include: human-water sector infrastructure interdependencies in cities experiencing urban decline; disaster migration and the resilience of the built environment; incorporating equity into water infrastructure decision-making; impact of social distancing policies on the water infrastructure systems; operating water infrastructure in the Arctic amidst workforce constraints and climate change; sociotechnical modeling of infrastructure systems including gentrification and food deserts; the impact of policies and regulations on the built environment; understanding the impact of institutional elements on projects; the impact of public controversy on construction project performance; and modeling of public perceptions.