The Center for Smart Infrastructure addresses challenge areas of interest to Civil infrastructure systems including:
Infrastructure Replacement, Renewal, and Maintenance, System Operations, Natural Resources, Climate Change, Disaster Response &, Emergency and Community Preparedness, Sustainability and Resilience
The center develops and tests emerging technologies such as intelligent systems and networks, remote sensing and monitoring, and data analytics for decision-making. It houses a large-scale testing facility to develop intelligent infrastructure system components and trial smart construction and maintenance methods using remote monitoring and robotics technologies. The center also has a computer simulation and data analytics facility to examine the resiliency of infrastructure systems in terms of aging, energy management, climate change and cascading failures using the state-of-the art big data and AI tools.