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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: University of Alabama team look at untreated sewage issue

How much untreated sewage gets dumped in Alabama’s Black Belt? That’s the question a team of students and professors at the University of Alabama is trying to determine. Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News, USA Today, NBC 13 (Birmingham), Yellowhammer News, Alabama News Center, AL.com, Alabama Public Radio, U.S. News, 945 The Answer, Washington Times, Seattle Post Intelligencer, Beaumont Enterprise (Texas), Bristol Herald Courier (Virginia), WWLP 22 (Chicopee, Massachusetts), West Plains Daily Quill (New York), Municipal Water and Sewer Magazine, Al.com

EPA Grant Assists in Understanding Wastewater Issues in Rural Alabama

With a grant from the federal Environmental Protection Agency, researchers from environmental engineering and geology will build a model to quantify the extent of untreated raw sewage discharges from homes throughout five counties in the Black Belt, an economically depressed region in the state. Read more

In The News: Alabama testing materials to create buildings that better withstand earthquakes

Researchers at the University of Alabama are testing whether tall, wood-framed buildings built with a hybrid technique that combines conventional construction materials and a newer material called cross-laminated timbers can better withstand earthquakes. Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News, ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Apalachicola Times

In The News: UA to receive $8 million grant to improve traffic control systems in West Alabama

The University of Alabama is getting an $8 million grant to help improve traffic control systems in west Alabama. The money comes from the US Department of Transportation. It will be used to improve safety, reduce congestion, and help with local transportation systems. Read more

Sources: ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), NBC 13 (Birmingham), WAAY-ABC (Huntsville), Yellowhammer News, WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Travel Wire News, NBC 13 (Birmingham), Fox 6 (Birmingham), ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), CBS 42 (Birmingham), WAAY-ABC (Huntsville), Crimson White, Phone Week

UA Leading Transportation Project to Improve West Alabama Traffic

In a partnership with federal, state and local agencies, The University of Alabama is leading a more than $16 million project to transform traffic operations in West Alabama and provide leading-edge research to address societal transportation needs. Read more

UA engineering students launch test balloons

A group of University of Alabama engineering students held a test balloon launch in November to prepare for an upcoming series of complex launches this spring. Project Fenrir is a team of nine UA engineering and computer science students who have the goal of designing and testing a modular, multi-mission… Read more

In The News: ASTM International Selects Alabama Student for WISE Internship

ASTM International will sponsor Kaitlyn Bishay, a rising senior at the University of Alabama, for the prestigious Washington Internships for Students of Engineering (WISE) program. WISE is a competitive summer program in Washington, D.C., offered annually to about a dozen engineering juniors and seniors interested in public policy. The program… Read more

Sources: ASTM Standardization News, ASTM International

UA engineering student wins AGU presentation award

A University of Alabama doctoral student has received a prestigious presentation award at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. Atieh Alipour, a civil, construction and environmental engineering doctoral student, was awarded the Outstanding Student Presentation Award at the AGU Fall Meeting held Dec. 10-14, 2018, at the Walter E. Washington… Read more

In The News: National Engineers Week Alabama Power Spotlight

During National Engineers Week, Feb. 17-23, Alabama NewsCenter is profiling engineers at Alabama Power’s Corporate Headquarters and each of the company’s divisions. Read more

Sources: Alabama NewsCenter: Arnab Ghosal, Alabama NewsCenter: Jodi Franklin, Alabama NewsCenter: Ben Ayer