ERIC TEICHOLZ is president and founder of Graphic Systems, Inc., a Cambridge, Massachusetts, firm specializing in facility management and real-estate automation consulting, system integration, market research, education, and publishing. He is a fellow of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA’s highest honor), a member of the IFMA Foundation’s Board of Trustees, chair of IFMA’s Sustainability Committee, coeditor of the International Journal of Facility Management, and a member of the Facility Maintenance and Operations Committee at the National Institute of Building Sciences. Mr. Teicholz has helped organizations to define and implement technology for more than 25 years. He lectures internationally and is the author of hundreds of articles on computer graphics, facility management, computer-aided design and architecture, computer-aided facilities management and geographic information system technology. He is also the author or editor of 11 books on those subjects. Mr. Teicholz was educated as an architect at Harvard University. Before founding Graphic Systems, he spent 12 years at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design as an associate professor of architecture and associate director of Harvard’s largest research and development facility, the Laboratory for Computer Graphics and Spatial Analysis.
DONALD R. UZARSKI has been on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) civil-engineering faculty since 1994. He retired in 2004 from the U.S. Army Engineering Research and Development Center-Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (ERDC-CERL) after 20 years of service. At ERDC-CERL, Dr. Uzarski conducted research to develop the science of facilities asset management, including modeling the decision-making process, determining the data required to support decisions, establishing business rules to support the process, creating new metrics to measure condition and performance, and performing necessary analyses. He served as a principal investigator and project manager for research efforts in railroad-track and building-asset management. He also served as a technical consultant in those fields to the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy. Before his ERDC-CERL career, he served in various public-works assignments as a U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps Officer. Dr. Uzarski earned his BS, MS, and PhD in civil engineering from the University of Illinois. He is the author of more than 70 papers, reports, and articles on the various aspects of infrastructure (railroads, roads, and buildings) asset management. Dr. Uzarski is a member of the editorial advisory board for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Journal of Infrastructure Systems and an active member of ASCE, the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA), and the National Research Council Transportation Research Board (TRB). He serves or has served on several national committees for ASCE, AREMA, and TRB and is a past chair of the ASCE Infrastructure Asset Management Committee. He is a registered professional engineer in Illinois and Pennsylvania.