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: Spills, Sediment, and Shoreline Contamination

A recent paper in Reviews of Geophysics describes the formation and behavior of oil-sediment residues in marine and coastal environments following an oil spill. (T. Prabhakar Clement, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, University of Alabama; email: pclement@ua.edu) Read more

Sources: American Geophysical Union - Earth and Space Science News:

In The News: The Impact Cannon

In 2011, Alabama was hit by a giant tornado- the largest tornado recorded in the U.S. terms of the amount of damage it caused. Thousands were displaced from their homes- We look at the new technology the University of Alabama is using to keep our homes safe from the severe… Read more

Sources: Daily Planet - Discovery

University of Alabama Team Assesses Hurricane Irma Aftermath

A team of faculty, graduate and undergraduate students collected data in four Florida cities including Marco Island, the location where Irma made landfall. Read more

In The News: Researchers use innovative lab to study storm shelter designs

Storm shelters are an expensive and time-consuming add-on when building a home. To save time and money, sometimes homeowners and builders skimp on the protection they provide from high-winds from tornadoes or hurricanes. What if a homeowner could have the protection at a more affordable price? Answering that question is… Read more

Sources: Phys.org

In The News: Alabama lays groundwork for future automated vehicles

Advanced technology to make traveling safer and more efficient is the focus of a new project led by the University of Alabama and the Alabama Department of Transportation. Tuscaloosa is the first city in Alabama to install the technology that will collect data for research used to decrease travel time… Read more

Sources: Roads and Bridges , Fox 6 (Birmingham), ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), WALB 10 (Albany, Georgia), NBC 5 (Memphis, Tennessee), WDAM 7 (Moselle, Mississippi), WTOC 11 (Savannah, Georgia), NBC 12 (Montgomery), WTVM 9 (Columbus, Georgia), Alabama Public Radio, WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Birmingham Business Journal, Informed Infrastructure, Tuscaloosa News, College and University, Future Structure, Al.com, Crimson White

In The News: Students learn about engineering through UA visit

Abigail Miller does not know who she wants to be when she grows up, but she likes knowing what is out there in the world for her. Abigail, a fourth-grader from Myrtlewood Elementary School, was one of nearly 1,000 students from the area to see careers up close during “E-Day,”… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News