The Construction Industry Research and Policy Center (CIRPC) is a unit of the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee. Its purpose is a result of efforts beginning in the 1970’s to obtain more accurate information about the construction industry in order to enhance the operation of various government programs. Funding for the development of a system of econometric models and databases providing detailed information, both historical and current, on construction activity for each county in the nation is the foundation of the center, which is organized into four units:
- Davis-Bacon Wage Surveys
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration Services
- Statistical Analysis and Special Studies
- Computer and Data Processing Services
Additional information about each function may be found at the departmental website.