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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: 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

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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

In The News: Tidal floods driven by climate change may hurt small businesses

Sea level rise, driven by climate change, is causing increased flooding during high tides along much of the U.S. coastline. Though such floods are usually minor, a new study suggests that car traffic patterns could help reveal how floods harm an area’s business revenues … The study is useful in… Read more

Sources: Science News

In The News: State needs to invest at least $600 million annually in infrastructure, study finds

A report from the University of Alabama’s Alabama Transportation Institute and Alabama Transportation Policy Research Center found that the state needs to invest between $600 million and $800 million annually for the next 20 years to meet infrastructure needs. Read more

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