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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.

UA civil engineering students place in national contest, adviser wins award

A team of University of Alabama students placed in the top five at a national competition in civil engineering and their faculty adviser won an award for his contributions to education. Sumedh Sharma, Daniel Bridi Valentim and Gabi Willis made up UA’s team for the 2018-2019 Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Big… Read more

In The News: Scientists may now be able to predict forest die-off up to 19 months in advance

Within months, millions of trees had been lost statewide—a massive die-off whose seemingly abrupt onset left researchers like Mukesh Kumar shaken. “It really caught our eye,” recalls the University of Alabama ecohydrologist. “We couldn’t understand…why the trees died so suddenly.” Read more

Sources: PBS, SciGlow, NBC (Huntsville), Fox 6, NBC (Montgomery), Scitech Europa

In The News: University of Alabama researchers to design next-gen transportation system in west central Alabama

Researchers at the University of Alabama are embarking on a $16.8 million project to transform the roads and highways in the Tuscaloosa area into a smart transportation network that is safer, less congested and more environmentally friendly. By dotting the roadways in west central Alabama with sensors and cameras, utilizing… Read more

Sources: Alabama Newscenter, Wired Focus

In The News: USA professor sets ambitious goal to improve wastewater infrastructure in rural Alabama

For years – 13, to be exact – Dr. Kevin White has been on a mission to improve wastewater management infrastructure in portions of rural Alabama. The $755,761 grant came about largely because of a summary paper White and co-author Dr. Mark Elliott, assistant professor in the University of Alabama… Read more

Sources: Yellowhammer

In The News: UA to lead study on farming in Deep South

The University of Alabama is set to lead a study on farming in the deep south, specifically irrigation-fed farming. According to The University of Alabama, that practice of farming isn’t as common in our region compared to the rest of the country. The study will focus on the impact of that style… Read more

Sources: NBC 13 (Birmingham), Business Alabama, WVUA

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