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The mission of the Organized Research Center of Excellence (ORCE) on Sustainable and Resilient Civil Infrastructure is to explore and develop research solutions for better design and construction of sustainable and resilient civil infrastructure in complex, natural, and man-made hazard environments.

Better design models and methods are formulated from comprehensive understanding of hazard environment utilizing advanced geological and engineering research tools, as well as physical modeling and testing of full scale instrumented infrastructures in a simulated or natural hazard environment.

The civil infrastructure focused by this center includes transportation infrastructure, comprising of highways and airfield runways, high speed and transit rail infrastructure, embankments, retaining walls, dams, levees and others.

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