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.

Opening Borders: Group from UA, first engineering students to study in Cuba since the revolution

As relations between the United States and Cuba began to thaw, The University of Alabama found itself in a unique position to reach out to universities on the island nation thanks to a long-established relationship of cultural and heritage exchange. As a result of this strengthening relationship, eight students from… Read more

In The News: Sustainability Report: Are Composite Building Materials Sustainable?

In grade schools long ago, many people had to build something out of toothpicks or Popsicle sticks—a house, a bridge, a boat. It might have been an art project or a science experiment, but the idea was to make something new out of existing materials … One of those requirements is… Read more

Sources: Paste Magazine

UA Students Selected for National Research Experience

Two juniors at The University of Alabama were selected to work this summer at one of the of the nation’s premiere research institutions for the physical and engineering sciences. Read more

In The News: UA Civil Engineering Department works for bicycle lanes

If you build it, they will come. That’s what Sassafras and their local partners think about Bike paths in Tuscaloosa. They are trying to make Tuscaloosa a bike friendly map. Partners include the University of Alabama Department of Civil Engineering, Druid City Bicycle Club, Trek Bicycle Store and Velocity Pro… Read more

Sources: WVUA (Tuscaloosa)

UA engineering students participate in ASCE conference

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Engineering students from The University of Alabama traveled to Florida Atlantic University in March to participate in the American Society of Civil Engineers Southeast Student Conference. More than 1,000 students from 25 universities in the southeastern region of the United States, as well as Puerto Rico and… Read more

Back Receives UA Engineering’s Hackney Leadership Award

The University of Alabama College of Engineering announces Dr. W. Edward Back, professor and chair of the department of civil, construction and environmental engineering, as the 2017 T. Morris Hackney Endowed Faculty Leadership award recipient. Read more

In The News: America needs an upgrade _ the sacramento bee

In the entire political realm, perhaps no arena illustrates this gap between rhetoric and reality more starkly than infrastructure repair and replacement: Politicians regularly opine about the need to rebuild America and produce millions of jobs in the process … Michael Kreger, an award-winning professor of civil engineering at the… Read more

Sources: Gas and Electricity