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.

A 3D Printing Lab Open to Creativity

When the forefathers of what we call the Internet were connecting their computer centers together in the 1960s, it is doubtful any could have predicted the radical changes the network would one day bring. Like any new technology, it is the unexpected applications that often are the most exciting. Society… Read more

Through the Doors and Staying the Course

In many ways Larry Summerville is the realization of a dream that began more than 50 years ago. An African-American who studies engineering at The University of Alabama, he walks through doors open to all students. Summerville, a senior in metallurgical and materials engineering who recently won first place for… Read more

UA News: UA Students Learn First-Hand in Cooperative Education

More than 170 University of Alabama students during the summer of 2013 received a hands-on educational experience at more than 30 companies and organizations through UA’s Cooperative Education Program. Read more

UA News: UA Start-Up Companies Prep for July 12 Launchpad Presentations

Cell phones that charge wirelessly, orthopedic implants that safely degrade inside the body, and a social network designed to connect those in the construction industry: these are the central concepts behind three University of Alabama start-up companies competing July 12 in a statewide business competition. Read more

UA News: UA Leads Multi-Institute Research of Oklahoma Tornado Damage

The University of Alabama is the lead on a research grant to study the damage left by the tornado that struck Moore, Okla., to understand whether past tornadoes influenced building practices to better withstand future events. As part of the grant, the research team is also studying whether social media… Read more

In The News: Can Anything Be Done To Tornado-Proof A House?

Linda Wertheimer talks to Professor Andrew Graettinger of the University of Alabama about what can be to strengthen buildings and save lives when tornadoes strike. He was part of a study that looked at the structural impact of the 2011 tornadoes that ripped through Joplin, Mo., and Tuscaloosa, Ala. Read more

Sources: NPR

College successfully launches mentor program, looks to expand

Before coming to The University of Alabama as a freshman, JP Gravitt signed up for the College of Engineering mentoring program at the urging of his mom. “I decided to go along with it,” said Gravitt, a native of Columbiana, Ala. “I didn’t think it would be useful or beneficial… Read more