• Promote research in design and construction of underground infrastructure
  • Conduct basic and applied research for industry and government agencies
  • Prepare educational and curriculum materials and organize courses to assist university faculty to teach underground infrastructure courses
  • Conduct web-based distance education courses, conferences & workshops
  • Assist industries in developing and evaluating new methods and products
  • Establish and disseminate standard guidelines and specifications
  • Develop contractor, designer and inspector certification programs
  • Work closely with professional and trade organizations/associations and university/research centers

CUIRE Holds Annual Board Meeting

Posted: Wed Jul 21 16:05:47 2010


In conjunction with 50th anniversary of UT Arlington College of Engineering, the Center for Underground Infrastructure Research and Education (CUIRE) held its annual board meeting on Thursday, May 26, 2010, at the Civil Engineering Laboratory Building (CELB). The agenda for the meeting included welcome by Dean Carol, introductions by board members, status of CUIRE research projects, recognition of board members, and discussion on short- and long-term plans. Before the lunch, board members had an opportunity to visit the lab facilities. Dr. Nur Yazdani, Chair of Civil Engineering presented each board member with a plaque of appreciation. The following board members were in attendance:

  • Mr. Sam Arnaout, Hanson Pressure Pipe
  • Mr. Robert Carpenter, Underground Construction Magazine
  • Dean Bill Carroll, UT Arlington
  • Mr. Craig Fisher, S & B Technical Products
  • Dr. Tom Iseley, IUPUI
  • Mr. John Morgan, Cantex, Inc.
  • Dr. Mohammad Najafi, UT Arlington/CUIRE
  • Mr. Gary Natwig, 3M Water Infrastructure
  • Mr. Lynn Osborn, Instituform Technologies
  • Dr. Mario Perez, 3M Water Infrastructure
  • Mr. Ellis Pope, UT Arlington
  • Mr. David Slawson, JM Eagle
  • Dr. Kris Sridhar, 3M Water Infrastructure
  • Dr. Nur Yazdani, UT Arlington

The meeting concluded at 3:00 PM. CUIRE 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. For more information, visit