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Sustainable and Resilient Civil Infrastructure

The Organized Research Center of Excellence on Sustainable and Resilient Civil Infrastructure explores and develops research solutions for better design and construction of sustainable and resilient civil infrastructure in complex, natural, and man-made hazardous environments.

Consideration of public policy, architecture, environmental science, and engineering issues require a multi-disciplinary approach. Faculty from the College of Engineering, the College of Science, the School of Architecture, and the School of Urban and Public Affairs combine their expertise to solve complex research problems involving civil infrastructure.



"Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." - Burndtland Report


Resilient structures absorb disturbances (natural and man-made hazards) and still function as designed.


Civil infrastructure includes pavement infrastructure, high speed and transit rail infrastructure, bridges, tunnels, pipelines, dams, levees, and more.

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