The Structures Team focuses on how to support and improve the VDOT's transportation structures, which primarily includes bridges, tunnels, culverts and ancillaries. The scope of the program broadly includes research on innovative structural materials, design, inspection, maintenance, preservation and management strategies for bridges and other structures. The team's research emphasizes reliability, durability, inspectability, low maintenance, and cost-effectiveness for structures in any point in their life cycle to improve the overall transportation infrastructure in Virginia.
Focus areas include:
This team is supported by two Research Advisory Committees (RACs):
Associate Director for StructuresSoundar.Balakumaran@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Last updated: November 2, 2023