IBE researchers and bridge engineering students are actively engaged in a number of different research areas associated with bridge engineering. Our insitute 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 response modification devices. MS students work with a mentor to tackle real engineering assignments such as computing the live load capacity of a unique bridge or designing a repair of a bridge flagged for structural deficiency.