The Preeminent Institute for Resilient and Sustainable Coastal Infrastructure
In 2016, through a yearlong faculty-driven process, FIU selected Bridge Engineering as one of five preeminent programs at the university. In 2017, in discussion with the Division of Research at FIU, it was agreed that bridge engineering is part of infrastructure and, given the FIU location, it would be beneficial to expand the scope of preeminent bridge engineering to include various aspects of infrastructure.
In early 2019, the decision was finally made to follow up with the original goals of expanding the scope of the preeminent bridge engineering program. This decision signified the establishment of the Preeminent Institute for Resilient and Sustainable Coastal Infrastructure (InteRaCt).