Infrastructure Research is a consulting firm headquartered in Provo, Utah, that specializes in materials engineering, pavement engineering, and nondestructive evaluation of civil infrastructure. With an emphasis on roads and bridges, Infrastructure Research offers innovative approaches to a variety of transportation infrastructure challenges. With personnel having decades of experience in materials and pavements engineering, Infrastructure Research provides sustainable, data-driven solutions that represent the state of the art in infrastructure design, construction, and management.
Quality Control/Quality Assurance
Aggregate and Cement-Treated Base
Concrete and Asphalt
Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement
Soil and Soil-Cement
Pavement Layer Thickness Design
Pavement Condition Assessment
Crack and Delamination Mapping
Reinforcing Steel Corrosion Assessment
Reinforcing Steel Locating
Sensor Installation and Data Logging
New Product Evaluation
Infrastructure Research has participated in local, national, and international projects, including many projects in cold regions where sustained freezing temperatures and/or repeated freeze-thaw cycling require special consideration. Through advanced education and experience, Infrastructure Research personnel understand the responses of highway construction materials—including soil, aggregate, asphalt, concrete, and reinforcing steel—to service conditions typical of cold regions. The firm has acquired significant experience investigating the effects of both environmental factors and loading conditions on the performance of infrastructure materials.
Infrastructure Research has extensive experience with field and laboratory work and maintains a suite of advanced testing equipment for measuring engineering properties of infrastructure materials. With a strong background in both theory and practice, Infrastructure Research personnel understand the strengths and limitations of different testing approaches and can recommend the proper approach for various projects to ensure that the desired outcomes are achieved.
Infrastructure Research personnel carefully follow established standards for data collection and analysis and are skilled in collecting, evaluating, and interpreting many types of data sets. Furthermore, the firm has expertise with experimental design and statistical procedures available for maximizing efficiency and robustness in data-intensive projects. The firm is also experienced with numerical modeling for simulating conditions that may not be measurable under a given project schedule or budget.
Infrastructure Research has broad experience with preparation of numerous types of deliverables to meet the needs of its clients. Such deliverables include but are not limited to data reports, technical memorandums, white papers, manuals of practice, research reports, specifications, drawings, videos, oral presentations, and training seminars as needed to effectively communicate results and recommendations. All deliverables are prepared according to applicable project guidelines and carefully reviewed to ensure the highest quality.
All of the senior engineers at Infrastructure Research hold Ph.D. and/or M.S. degrees in civil engineering, with specializations in construction engineering, materials engineering, pavement engineering, and nondestructive evaluation. Infrastructure Research personnel actively engage and contribute to the technical literature in civil engineering materials, constructed facilities, infrastructure management, and related topics to provide state-of-the-art solutions to pressing infrastructure research needs. The firm also regularly participates in academic and industry-sponsored conferences on these topics to ensure implementation of the latest technological approaches in its projects. Infrastructure Research personnel actively participate on professional committees within the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Concrete Institute.
Infrastructure Research prioritizes safety in all of its projects. Formal job safety analyses are collaboratively developed for each project, and mitigations are implemented to minimize or eliminate risks in both field and laboratory settings. Together with appropriate personal protective equipment, safety-oriented policies and practices ensure sustained productivity.