The Institute is unique
among many policy organizations. It is a scientific and engineering
organization with the defined purpose of analyzing, educating and
advocating. To this end, it intends studying both immediate and
longer-term policy issues relating to infrastructure policy, delivery,
operation and maintenance.
Our core value is to be objective in examining issues based on
sound science, engineering and technological analysis.
The Institute shall bring together a diverse range of perspectives
and create real partnerships across sectors and disciplines. Almost
all of the issues to be studied will involve disciplines such as
economics; engineering; environmental and social science; leading
to research that will be inherently interdisciplinary.