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IBE researchers and bridge engineering students are actively engaged in a number of different research areas associated with bridge and tunnel engineering. Our institute often collaborates with similar centers at other universities and industry organizations.  

Research in bridge engineering drives the use of new construction methods, components and materials. Current areas of investigation are Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) in seismic regions using prefabricated segmental construction, multiple-hazard mitigation, and performance-based design, advanced concretes and automated structural health monitoring.