In the face of worsening natural disasters, man-made threats, and ever-growing urban populations, the resilience of multi-modal transportation assets and infrastructure in cities is critical. C2SMARTER’s research addresses a pressing need to assess the vulnerabilities of urban infrastructure and work towards resilient systems that continue to function when strained by difficult conditions.
Currently, most repair, maintenance, and replacement decisions for urban infrastructure are made in the absence of reliable structural health data. These data can be collected by relatively inexpensive and non-destructive sensing technologies. C2SMARTER’s team has a wealth of expertise on different aspects of infrastructure management and is applying that knowledge to finding ways to better maintain and manage critical transportation links in high-volume urban networks.