Center for Underground Infrastructure Research & Education (CUIRE )
CUIRE is a university/government/industry cooperative research center. The organizational structure of the CUIRE provides two lines of authority: The University of Texas at Arlington and the Industry Board (IB). The University provides an oversight committee that will supervise the everyday operations of the Center developed by the Industry Board (IB). The IB, composed of contractors, owners/public agencies, academics, engineers, general interest groups, and manufacturers, provides policy direction, reviews budgets, and monitors progress of projects. The IB is composed of one member from each organization that participates in the Industrial Consortium.
Funding: Funding for the CUIRE comes principally from industrial contributions, university support, symposia/seminar proceeds, university/industry consortium contributions, and funded research.