1. A Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) structural laboratory will be developed with the state-of-the-art technologies, which will be utilized for education and to conduct research for structural retrofitting.
2. Structural and geotechnical evaluations will be conducted to assess structural vulnerability of typical masonry and concrete structures – both buildings and bridges.
3. Different alternate methods of retrofitting schemes for these structures will be verified with testing in the laboratory.
4. Determine the most cost-effective alternatives for various categories of critical civil infrastructure based on experimental investigations, real-time monitoring and life-cycle-risk analyses through experiment.
5. Dissemination of the developed technologies by arranging workshops/training programs for the faculty members of the department, the practicing engineers, masons and construction workers for wide implementation of the most cost-effective retrofitting techniques.