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CIVE 578 - Infrastructure and Utility Management

  • 3 credits

The course explains the critical roles played by infrastructure in the economy and sustainable and smart cities. Continuing political debates about the need for upgrading infrastructure illustrate issues discussed in the course to include financial strategies, transportation systems and supply chains, and safe drinking water, among others. The course uses the systems and case study approaches to focus on improving infrastructure and utility organizations to deliver essential public services for transportation, water, energy, waste management, and building systems. Skills supported by the course include comprehensive planning, infrastructure programming and budgeting, asset management, financial management, and sustainability assessment. The course is appropriate for students from engineering, construction, business, and public administration fields.


Ten credits of engineering, economics, public administration, or planning courses.

Important Information

Military personnel admitted to a College of Engineering online degree program may be eligible for a 15% tuition discount. Tuition discounts can only be given if you provide the appropriate discount code at the time of registration. Call (877) 491-4336 or email to learn more.


Neil Grigg
Neil Grigg

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Neil S. Grigg is a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Colorado State University. His professional fields are water resources and infrastructure engineering and management. He is a registered professional engineer in Colorado, Alabama, and North Carolina. Currently, he is teaching courses on infrastructure management and security and water resources planning and management.

He works on water resources and infrastructure management and specializes in topics related to local governments and utilities, with emphasis on buried infrastructure management. His engineering experience includes business, government and academia. Recent books authored include: Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Infrastructure Management; Integrated Water Resources Management; Infrastructure Finance: The Business of Infrastructure for a Sustainable Future); and the Water Business: From the Global Environment to Your Tap.