Additional information about the Center For Infrastructure Renewal from the Texas A&M system:

The Center for Infrastructure Renewal (CIR) is a 138,000-square-foot multidisciplinary research environment that has capabilities to accelerate design, testing and validation of new materials, technologies and processes that will enable longer lasting critical infrastructure systems and ensure that it costs less and can be built in less time.

The CIR provides tools and techniques for renewing aging infrastructure that is in need of repair or replacement because it has outlived its intended capacities.

CIR research is focused on nine critical infrastructure sectors: transportation systems; chemical systems; communication systems; critical manufacturing; smart energy; information technology systems; nuclear reactors, materials and waste systems; and water and wastewater systems.

The CIR includes 12 distinct laboratories, from asphalt and concrete for pavements, to intelligent sensor and power grid controls. u