CCEE researchers are using fiber-reinforced polymers (FRP) for both the repair of existing bridges and enhancing the durability of new bridges. The department is collaborating with NCDOT to retrofit existing prestressed concrete bridges to extend their useful service life. Dr. Rudi Seracino and Ph.D. candidate Army Lt. Col. Brad McCoy are part of the team conducting research on previously in-service bridge beams provided by NCDOT. This work was featured in a recent Press Release from NCDOT. Read more here.