Josh Rowan

Presentation: Urbanization, Resiliency, and Civil Society

Abstract: Over the past 25 years, the construction industry has realized an average 1% gain in productivity per year (versus 3.6% in manufacturing). By 2050, it is estimated that 75% of the global population will live in cities. This continued urbanization will continue to stress an already aging infrastructure. Couple with the shocks that nature can provide, we have an incredible challenge ahead of us to provide for the water, sanitation, healthcare, transportation, and basic housing that our citizens will require. What is the role of the engineer or the project manager in the construction industry? This presentation will address the transformation that is needed to deliver the infrastructure and facilities required to build resilient cities.

PMI Talent Triangle: Strategic and Business Management

Biography: Josh Rowan, PE, PgMP, PMP is the Leader of Innovative Strategies at MBP, where he is responsible for leading the firm’s initiatives to transform the construction industry. As a program manager, Josh has successfully delivered infrastructure and facility projects with an aggregate construction value of $5 Billion. In addition to his professional accomplishments, Josh serves on the External Advisory Board for Civil and Environmental Engineering as well as the Construction Infrastructure Systems Engineering Board at Georgia Tech. Josh is a graduate of Leadership Atlanta and the Regional Leadership Institute. He is a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Leonardo Nogueira.