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Measurement Science Needs for Advancing Infrastructure Delivery

Identify measurement science needed to achieve significant improvements in advancing delivery of sustainable physical infrastructure [1] and have spill over benefits to other construction sectors.This includes the following:

  • Performance metrics, measurement methods, predictive tools, test cases, and reference data
  • Evaluation and assessment of technologies, systems, and practices
  • Comparison studies to determine uncertainties associated with current practice
  • Technical guidelines that form the basis for standards, codes, and practices

The United States depends on a robust physical infrastructure to provide a high quality of life for its citizens and to advance our nation's competitiveness in the global economy. Much of this vast physical infrastructure is nearing the end of its service life and needs to be repaired or replaced. The projected cost of renewing existing, critical physical infrastructure is $2.2 T. Expected growth in the U.S. will require significant expansion of our existing physical infrastructure as well.

Agenda, Presentations, and Reports


Building and Fire Research Laboratory

Created May 18, 2010, Updated May 13, 2016