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 Students Highlight Research, Creativity during Annual Conference

More than 450 undergraduate students at The University of Alabama are highlighting their research and creative projects during the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference March 28-30. Read more

In The News: EPA Awards more than $28,000 in Grants to the University of Alabama for Innovative Technology Projects

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the University of Alabama would receive two grants totaling $28,909 to fund two Phase I student teams through the People, Prosperity, and the Planet (P3) grants program. Over $463,000 in funding is being provided by the program for 31 teams nationwide that… Read more

Sources: EPA.gov, NBC 13 (Birmingham)

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

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