Future Proofing Our Cities Podcast

On this episode of Liquid Assets, host Ravi Kurani speaks with Adam Tank, co-founder and Chief Customer Officer of Transcend, about their mission to transform infrastructure design through technology. With experience across microbiology, consumer goods, and robotics, Adam brings a unique perspective to improving the water sector. Seeing inefficiencies in engineering firms firsthand, Transcend overhauls the conceptual design process for critical assets like wastewater treatment plants.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Adam’s Journey: Adam’s unique background across microbiology, consumer goods, and robotics.
  • Transcend’s Mission: How Transcend’s software transforms infrastructure design through automation.
  • Empowering Engineers: Understanding how Transcend gives engineers time to focus on innovation.
  • Startup Insights: Adam’s perspectives on starting a company and finding product-market fit.
  • Global Impact: Discovering how Transcend’s technology impacts millions around the world.
  • Optimizing Design: Seeing how integrated calculations optimize preliminary design.
  • Purposeful Entrepreneurship: Finding inspiration in startups using technology for good.
  • Envisioning the Future: Adam’s vision for more sustainable and equitable infrastructure.


Technology Providers & OEMs Technology Providers & OEMs

TDG rapidly generates accurate budgetary proposals to help suppliers bid more, win more, and sell more.

Asset Owners and Utilities Asset Owners and Utilities

TDG streamlines the capital planning and conceptual design processes to accelerate project timelines and deliver better outcomes.

EPCs, AECs, and Consultants EPCs, AECs, and Consultants

TDG enables engineering firms to deliver more value to their clients & increase competitiveness.

Individuals Individuals

TDG works for individual engineers who want to grow their business and reduce their non-billable time.

Academic Academic

Transcend supports students and professors around the world to incorporate TDG into their curriculum.


Articles Articles

Read posts written by Transcend team members sharing their points of view on the company mission, vision, and products.

Webinars Webinars

Watch on-demand webinars like Transcend’s popular ‘How To’ series.

Case studies Case studies

Understand how Transcend’s customers are utilizing TDG to bring more value to their customers and grow their businesses.


View a list of the questions we are most frequently asked about our company and our software

Transcend tools Transcend tools

Access a number of tools Transcend has developed to help engineers and industry professionals take back their time.

Security Security

Learn more about Transcend’s security practices


Water and Wastewater Water and Wastewater

TDG creates unique, optimized designs of water & wastewater treatment facilities by automatically combining decisions and calculations from each engineering field.

Power Power

TDG creates unique, optimized designs of T&D assets by automatically combining decisions and calculations from each engineering discipline.