Pittsburgh-Based IRISE Focuses on Practical Highway Infrastructure Research

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette looks at a consortium set up by the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering to undertake academic research projects that are particularly relevant and beneficial to builders of highways and bridges. The organization — Impactful Resilient Infrastructure Science and Engineering, or IRISE — supports government, industry and academic collaboration on research, and it has a five-year funding commitment underwritten by the Pennsylvania Turnpike, PennDOT and Michael Baker International, among others.