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Brian Potter
Brian Potter
Senior Infrastructure Fellow
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Brian Potter is a senior infrastructure fellow with the Institute for Progress and author of the Construction Physics newsletter.

Brian writes about the technology and economics of building construction, with a focus on improving productivity and reducing costs. He previously managed an engineering team at Katerra, a SoftBank-backed construction startup, and has 15 years of experience as a structural engineer.

Brian has a bachelor's in civil engineering from Georgia Tech, and a master's in systems engineering from University of Central Florida.

 

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How Cost Allocation Works for Transmission Lines
Why it matters, and why it shouldn't stop the clean energy buildout
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April 19th 2024
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Infrastructure
How to Save America’s Transmission System
The overwhelming priority of energy policy must be making it easier to build things
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February 22nd 2024
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Infrastructure
The Technological Innovations that Produced the Shale Revolution
Part One of Hot Rocks: Commercializing Next-Generation Geothermal Energy
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October 30th 2023
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Biotechnology
Indoor Air Quality Is the Next Great Public Health Challenge
Cleaner indoor air can increase productivity, improve student outcomes, and prevent pandemics
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June 29th 2023
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Infrastructure
Why Does Nuclear Power Plant Construction Cost So Much?
The source of clean energy shouldn't be displaying "negative learning" over time
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May 1st 2023
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Infrastructure
“Demand Commitment Mechanisms” Can Jumpstart Long-Duration Energy Storage
A response to the DOE's request for information on advanced market commitments
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March 6th 2023
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Infrastructure
How to Stop Environmental Review from Harming the Environment
Permitting reform is an opportunity to accelerate decarbonization
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September 13th 2022
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