The overall mission of CICI is to accelerate the adoption of polymer composites and innovative construction materials into infrastructure and transportation applications through collaborative research. More specifically, the center intends to stimulate applications and cost effective repair and rehabilitation schemes using composites in civil and military structures in collaboration with industry partners. Focus areas cover different fibers and polymers, including natural and bio-constituent materials to create new application areas.
CICI provides an opportunity to explore high-risk, high impact research that could lead to technological innovations that could not be explored by each university individually. The role of cooperative research continues to be crucial in identifying and shedding light on existing gaps, in developing new solutions, and in guiding promising technologies towards full exploitation on the basis of scientific and technical rigor.
Miami and its partner NCState have successfully transititioned former I/UCRC Repair of Bridges and Buildings with Composites (RB²C) after ten years of successful operations. RB²C started in 1998 at the University of Missouri-Rolla (now Missouri S&T), and was transferred in 2006 to Miami. In 2002, RB²C became a multi-university center when NCState joined. CICI has worked with several industry members, often in partnership with public agencies, on a wide range of research, development and technology transfer projects.
The results of research conducted by CICI members and partners have led to the development and validation of successful advanced composite materials and systems for the construction industry. A significant body of knowledge has been gained, disseminated, and accepted by academia and industry.
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