Welcome to CUIRE Research!


CUIRE promotes strategic partnerships across the disciplines,

 and integrating a dynamic network of expertise to address

Underground Infrastructure issues.


Featured Research Project:

Update on Spray Applied Pipe Lining (SAPL) Project

Investigating and Reporting Solutions for Microbiologically Induced Corrosion of Concrete in Sanitary Pipe and Manholes

Pipelines Research Needs Symposium -- Saturday, June 22, 2013

Evaluation of Potential Release of Organic Chemicals in the Steam Exhaust and Other Release Points

An Evaluation of the Value of Structurally Enhanced PVC Pipe

Installation Guide for iPVC Pipe

Final Report for TxDOT 0-6870 Project on Integrating Underground Freight Transportation with Intermodal Systems

Durability and Reliability of Large Diameter HDPE Pipe for Water Main Applications

Structural Capabilities of No-Dig Manhole Rehabilitation


Performance Investigation of Different Large Diameter Water Pipe Materials (Report)


Performance Investigation of Different Large Diameter Water Pipe Materials (Presentation)




Below Ground Pipeline Network for Utility Cables -- OPCS/UT Arlington/CUIRE Final Report -- July 2009


Culvert Asset Management


Use of Trenchless Technologies for Culvert Renewal


ASCE Emerging Concepts for the Design of Pipeline Renewal Systems


ASCE Pipeline Research Symposium -- August 2006 in Chicago -- Final Report

Trenchless Construction Methods, and Implementation Support -- Final Report -- Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) -- August 2005


The Fiscal Impacts of Alternative Single Family Housing Densities: Infrastructure Costs -- Final Report -- May 2006


Feasibility of Underground Pneumatic Freight Transport in New York City


U.S.-China Workshop on Trenchless Technologies and Critical Underground Infrastructure Issues


The U.S.-China Workshop on Trenchless Technology and Critical Underground Infrastructure Technologies was funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF)1 and was held at the China University of Geosciences (CUG) in Wuhan, in October 2007. The U.S. team included well known researchers from major universities and research centers. This award provided travel support for U.S. participation in the workshop, where researchers from both countries reviewed the state-of-the-art of critical underground techniques, the experiences in China to-date, and exchanged ideas on development of research strategies. Dr. Mohammad Najafi, Director of the Center for Underground Infrastructure Research and Education (CUIRE) at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), was the Principal Investigator (PI) on this project, assisted by several Co-PIs indicated in this proposal. The Chinese collaborators included: Dr. Baosong Ma, Professor of Civil Engineering (CUG), the foreign organizer of this unique workshop, Dr. Huiming Tang, Dean of College of Engineering (CUG), and Dr. Xiaoming Wu, Professor of Civil Engineering (CUG). Dr. Tang and Dr. Wu assisted Dr. Ma with logistics, coordination, publicity, and organization of Chinese contributions to the research agenda.


1 This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0741764. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

For more technical reports, or information on above reports, contact CUIRE at 817-272-9177 or cuire@uta.edu