Centre for Innovation in Infrastructure
Director: John Newhook, PhD, PEng
Location: Room B233, Sexton Campus
  1360 Barrington Street
  PO Box 1000
  Halifax, NS  B3J 2X4
Phone: (902) 494-2847
Email: forgeron@dal.ca

The Centre for Innovation in Infrastructure is an industry-oriented research centre with the Faculty of Engineering and with strong affiliations with the Department of Civil and Resource Engineering. Established in 1983 as the Nova Scotia CAD/CAM Centre, the Centre originally focussed on assisting Atlantic Canadian industry with the integration of computer added manufacturing and computer aided design technology in their operations. Since the 1990’s the Centre has continued to evolve to meet the needs of industry in other areas and to take a more active role in research and development in civil infrastructure.

Today the Centre act as a focal point for research, innovation and technology transfer in Civil Infrastructure related areas. The major funding partnerships are with the Atlantic Canadian departments of transportation, industries related to bridge and structural engineering and with companies developing new materials and products for infrastructure.

Our combined areas of expertise and research interests include:

  • Structural Analysis and Design
  • Structural Health monitoring
  • Bridge engineering and innovations
  • Soil-steel structures
  • Fibre reinforced polymers
  • Fibre reinforced concrete
  • NDT of bridge decks and pavements
  • Sustainable asphalt technology

The Centre has acquired and maintains significant testing equipment related to these research areas and contributes to the maintenance and operation of the research facilities within the Department of Civil and Resource Engineering.