Built Environment Research Group (BERG)
BERG is the research group of Dr. Brent Stephens in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology. BERG is dedicated to investigating problems and solutions related to energy and air quality within the built environment. The research team works on projects ranging from measuring exposures to indoor air pollution to dynamic building energy modeling.
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Center for Work Zone Safety & Mobility (CWZSM)
The Center for Work Zone Safety was formed with the mission of providing long-term solutions to work zone safety related problems. The center works towards this mission by building a consortium of major work zone stakeholders including transportation agencies, road contractors, the trucking industry, and the insurance industry. By working together through the consortium, the stakeholders can combine their resources and knowledge, and work towards preventing the 50,000 work zone injuries and 1,000 fatalities that occur every year. The initiatives of the center focus on developing highway work zone safety audit guidelines, discovering/developing/transferring new technologies and measures for improving work zone safety, reducing its negative impacts on private industries and the national economy, and providing work zone safety training and education to the transportation community and the public.
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