- CAIT Main
- Infrastructure Areas
- Program Sites
- ANDERS - Automated Nondestructive Evaluation and Rehabilitation System
- BEAST - Bridge Evaluation and Accelerated Structural Testing
- CAES - Center for Advanced Energy Systems
- FMP - Freight and Maritime Program
- ICMP - Infrastructure Condition Monitoring Program
- IMG - Information Management Group
- LESS - Laboratory for Energy Smart Systems
- LPS - Laboratory for Port Security
- LTBP - Long-Term Bridge Performance Program
- NJ LTAP - NJ Local Technical Assistance Program
- PRP - Pavement Resource Program
- PSSP - Pipeline Safety and Security Program
- SAM - Structures and Advanced Materials
- SSML - Soil and Sediment Management Laboratory
- TSRC - Transportation Safety Resource Center
- TTG - Technology Transfer Group
Accurately gauging and continually monitoring the health of infrastructure gives highway and bridge authorities the information they need to maintain it more effectively and economically.
CAIT’s nondestructive evaluation program, ICMP, uses ground-penetrating radar and other technologies, to detect the condition of structures or components of structures much like a doctor would use an X-ray to diagnose a broken bone.
Detecting potential problems before they are visible on the surface allows engineers to intervene before a catastrophic failure, which saves both money and lives. Thorough and frequent condition assessment is also key in understanding the performance of structures, which can greatly inform future designs and materials.
Embracing the goals set forth in the U.S. Department of Transportation Strategic Plan, CAIT’s work researching and developing more accurate nondestructive evaluation and other monitoring systems provides better and more accurate information on the condition of our infrastructure.