Civil Infrastructure Durability

UMaine Engineers Unveil and Test Innovative Bridge System

ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine unveiled an innovative, rapidly deployable bridge system today at the Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC). Engineers, Maine Department of Transportation officials, business leaders, investors, researchers, members from Advanced Infrastructure Technologies (AIT), and staff attended the event, during which a bridge span was strength-tested in the laboratory using computer-controlled […]

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UMaine Wins $14.2M DOT Award from Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center

Taxpayer dollars will be saved with longer-lasting bridges, roads FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Meghan Collins 207.581.2117 ORONO, Maine – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has selected the University of Maine to lead the creation of a highly competitive University Transportation Center (UTC) called the Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center (TIDC). TIDC aims to help save taxpayer […]

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Bridge-In-A-Backpack spinoff company signs North American marketing and distribution agreement with international construction and engineering firm Terre Armee Internationale

Contact: Meghan Collins,, 207.852.8414 Orono, Maine — Advanced Infrastructure Technologies (AIT), a University of Maine spinoff company, has signed an exclusive distribution and marketing agreement for North America with Terre Armee Group/Reinforced Earth Company (TA/RECo). This formative agreement will help grow adoption of UMaine’s patented composite arch bridge technology in North America, with the […]

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