Center for Underground Infrastructure Research and Education (CUIRE)
The North Texas Chapter of UCTA supports the Center for Underground Infrastructure Research and Education (CUIRE). The Center was established in 2002 with the goal of promoting research, development and training in underground infrastructure construction and renewal technologies. The primary goal of CUIRE is to provide leadership in research, outreach and education activities, which enhances safety, cost-effectiveness, construction productivity, environmental improvement in renewal of the aging underground infrastructure.
CUIRE works closely with the industry, government agencies and professional and trade associations and welcomes membership from all sectors to assure research and educational topics within the Center are relevant and essential to the future of the underground infrastructure.
As part of its mission, CUIRE offers training and certification courses for engineers, inspectors, government agencies, and contractors.
Dr. Mohammad Najafi, P.E. F. ASCE
Director, Center for Underground Infrastructure Research & Education (CUIRE)
Founder and Editor-in-Chief, ASCE Journal of Pipeline Systems
Director, Construction and Infrastructure Engineering & Management
Department of Civil Engineering
The University of Texas at Arlington
The purpose of the Underground Construction Technology Association (UCTA) is to promote education; training; research and development; information concerning traditional, trenchless and rehabilitation technology; and to promote the use of these technologies. UCTA serves to advance the science and practice of installing, repairing, maintaining, and replacing utility lines, as well as related facilities through construction and rehabilitation techniques. This also includes municipal water, sewer, wastewater, gas distribution, oil/gas transmission and gathering lines, telephone, electric, and cable systems.