Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering's comprehensive programs are future-focused and founded on UA's long tradition of excellence. Civil engineering is one of UA's oldest programs, offering many specialties. Students work with the latest materials and technologies to design buildings, develop transportation networks, and enhance environmental systems for a sustainable world.

In The News: Alabama’s lagging infrastructure could hurt economic development efforts

In economic development, companies consider three key elements as they look to locate or expand in an area. When it comes to business climate and workforce development, Alabama is tops. When it comes to reliability and access to infrastructure, not so much. Shashi Nambisan, executive director of the Alabama Transportation… Read more

Sources: Alabama Today, Yellowhammer News

In The News: Lone Peak Graduate Hired to Start Sustainability Program in Big Sky

Sayler Tatom cares about Big Sky, which means she cares about snow, plants and the environment. Originally from Dallas, Tatom moved to Big Sky at about 10 years of age and graduated from Lone Peak High School in 2017 … While Tatom is currently enrolled in the environmental engineering and… Read more

Sources: Explore Big Sky (Montana)

New SEC Program to Match Entrepreneurs, University Startups

The University of Alabama, along with the rest of the Southeastern Conference, is launching the Southeast Executives-on-Roster to broaden access to experienced entrepreneurial talent and to match that talent to university-affiliated startups in need of executive management. Read more

In The News: The urge to merge: Road projects spark debate about drivers’ etiquette

It’s summer, and that means Tuscaloosa is a sea of orange cones and construction zones. And it’s not clearing up any time soon, with two major road work projects under way on Interstate 20/59 and the heavily traveled Lurleen Wallace Boulevard and Hugh Thomas Bridge. Work to improve Alabama Highway… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News

In The News: Annual summit talks future of Tuscaloosa transportation

Alex Hainen, an assistant professor in UA’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, also works in conjunction with ALDOT in the Traffic Management Center on the UA campus. He presented a series of studies that are ongoing to optimize traffic signal flow throughout the Tuscaloosa and Northport area using… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News

In The News: Meet Your Neighbor: Perrine takes the STEM path to obtain an MBA

Name: Sierra Perrine; Where I live: Scottsdale, AZ; When & why I moved here: Born and raised in Arizona … What I do: I am currently a student at the University of Alabama majoring in civil engineering and minoring in art while on the STEM Path to an MBA. Read more

Sources: Scottsdale Independent

In The News: Doug Jones Thinks He’s Supposed To Be Here

“I literally had déjà vu the first time I stepped out of the van in one of these situations because it had the smell and the heat and the humidity — it was just like being in rural Vietnam or Cambodia or Haiti,” said Mark Elliot, who’s an engineering professor… Read more

Sources: Five Thirty Eight

In The News: Shelby County student earns $1,000 Alfa Foundation Scholarship

The tuition bill for a local college student will be a little lower in August thanks to a scholarship awarded through the Alfa Foundation … Scholarship recipient Jacob Odom of Birmingham is a Briarwood Christian High School graduate and a freshman at the University of Alabama studying civil engineering.  Read more

Sources: Shelby County Reporter, Tuscaloosa News

In The News: COLLEGE NEWS: May 20, 2018

‒ The University of Alabama College of Engineering recently recognized N. Hugh Mathews as its 2018 Outstanding Alumni Volunteer. Mathews, a Birmingham native, has demonstrated consistent loyalty to the College, according to the award presenters. He has served for two years as the chair of the College of Engineering Leadership… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News