Center for Underground Infrastructure Research and Education (CUIRE)

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Definition - What does Center for Underground Infrastructure Research and Education (CUIRE) mean?

The Center for Underground Infrastructure Research and Education (CUIRE) is a cooperative research center headquartered in Arlington, Texas. CUIRE is dedicated to the development and training in the field of underground infrastructure construction. The organization is a consortium of university, government, and industry participants.

The Center was organized in 2002 and provides support for the trenchless technology industry.

Trenchlesspedia explains Center for Underground Infrastructure Research and Education (CUIRE)

The Center for Underground Infrastructure Research and Education (CUIRE) is one of the organizations that contribute to the advancement of trenchless technology.

There are two lines of authority at the Center: The University of Texas at Arlington and an Industry Board (IB) that includes representatives from a variety of entities. Industry Board members include contractors, engineers, manufacturers, utility companies, and academics.

The organization’s website and a downloadable brochure cite their objectives, including the development of partnerships, interdisciplinary education, cooperative research, and the facilitation of technology transfer. The group also aims to improve pipeline inspection and monitoring and promote the development of new technologies.

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