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USDOT Innovations in Infrastructure

Innovations in Infrastructure with USDOT Grant

CU Denver will research causes of infrastructure deterioration as part of a $7.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) establishing a national University Transportation Center (UTC) charged with “Improving the Durability and Extending the Life of Transportation Infrastructure.” The new center is one of just seven national UTCs and the only one focused on fixing the nation’s crumbling infrastructure. “Our objective is to develop cost-effective methods to extend the longevity of infrastructure investments, ultimately reducing the cost to society,” said Yail Jimmy Kim, Ph.D., P.Eng., F.ACI, professor, Department of Civil Engineering. Kim is managing CU Denver’s research for the UTC. Read more

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