Center for Infrastructure Renewal
Focusing on research, innovation and workforce development, the Center for Infrastructure Renewal (CIR) is the national leader in the development of transformative infrastructure solutions. Its labs innovate new materials, technologies and processes to create solutions that last longer, have lower costs and can be built in less time.
New solutions are needed to replace today’s aging infrastructure that is in need of repair or has outlived its intended capacities. In 2015, the Texas Legislature recognized the need for new solutions and appropriated funds to create the CIR as a joint center between the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI).
The CIR is located in an integrated research, innovation and education environment at the new RELLIS Campus, located in Bryan/College Station, Texas, bringing knowledge from multiple TEES and TTI divisions and centers into the infrastructure domain to greatly accelerate deployment of new technologies and concepts.
CIR research focuses on critical infrastructure sectors including: chemical; communications; critical manufacturing; smart energy; information technology; nuclear reactors, materials and waste; transportation systems; and water and wastewater systems.
Research will be further stimulated through a few large multidisciplinary initiatives aligned along key national themes, such as:
- Resiliency and Security
- Smart Systems and Technologies
- Advanced Manufacturing
- Innovative Financing and Funding
- Materials Development
The CIR houses 10 labs, a conference and training facility, and materials handling and storage facilities.
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