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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: Composting toilets could be the way of the future

Big, black wasplike things living in your toilet may sound more like a horror scene than a sanitation solution … Often they do so because there are no sewer systems available, and the soil is so impermeable that traditional septic systems back up into people’s yards when it rains, said… Read more

Sources: ABC News

Red Light. Green Light.

A team at The University of Alabama is working to modernize traffic lights to become smarter and communicate with vehicles passing through. Changes are needed, they say, to improve the flow of traffic because congested areas have no other option. Read more

In The News: In Little Bellas, mentors teach young girls in cycling program

Mentor Ashton Greer, who recently defended her dissertation as part of graduate work in civil engineering at the University of Alabama, enjoyed the breaks outdoors from grad school life. Greer said she has been cycling for the past few years. The community of women cyclists in Tuscaloosa helped her get… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News

In The News: Applied Information highlighting V2X technologies at ITS America Annual Meeting

During North America’s biggest event for the smart transportation industry, which is taking place this week from June 4-7, Applied Information is taking part in four presentations on connected V2X technologies and their deployment, as well as showcasing some of the company’s latest systems and equipment. The sessions with AII… Read more

Sources: Traffic Technology Today

In The News: In School

Nearly 500 students at The University of Alabama highlighted their research and creative projects during the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference on March 27. Among the participants and presentations were Timothy Foley, of Hampstead, “Determination of Set Point for Alkali-Activated Materials Utilizing Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy” in the Engineering, Transportation and Energy category… Read more

Sources: Carroll County Times (Virginia)

UA Engineering Recognizes 2019 Outstanding Alumni Volunteer

The University of Alabama College of Engineering recently recognized Robert P. Barnett as its 2019 Outstanding Alumni Volunteer. He has demonstrated loyalty to the College by previously serving on the Capstone Engineering Society Board of Directors and on the advisory board for the civil, construction and environmental engineering department. Barnett… Read more

In The News: Member Voices: Jobsite Safety for Construction Safety Week and Beyond

It’s Construction Safety Week, an important time to highlight concepts and practices that are crucial to the industry year-round … It’s a group effort by Miranda Reed, Anil Cercer, and Ifeanyi Okpala, engineering students at the University of Alabama, discussing important safety topics for this year’s Construction Safety Week. Read more

Sources: ASCE News

In The News: Atmospheric Circulation Patterns Associated with Extreme United States Floods Identified via Machine Learning

The massive socioeconomic impacts engendered by extreme floods provides a clear motivation for improved understanding of flood drivers … Affiliations: Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA – Hamid Moradkhani. Read more

Sources: Nature.com, Phys.org, Smart Water Magazine