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 Path to Success: STEM MBA Program graduates first class

Five years ago an ongoing conversation in The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Commerce launched a unique program aimed at helping students studying the sciences and engineering gain experience with business before graduating. Called the STEM Path to the MBA, students in the program earn a bachelor’s of science… Read more

In The News: Hope Hull man competes on ‘American Ninja Warrior’ contest: Civil, construction engineering double major to compete on TV show

On a piece of his grandfather’s land tucked in this rural community, Casey Suchocki is living his dream. The American Ninja Warrior contestant – and who will be featured on the show’s upcoming eighth season in June – has built with his grandfather an obstacle course that mimics the show’s course… Read more

Sources: The Montgomery Advertiser, WTUG 92.9 FM, WSFA 12, The Tuscaloosa News, AL.com, WDAM 7, WTVM 9, The Tuscaloosa News

In The News: NASA Responds to an S.O.S. of Historic Proportions: Rocket technology could save our (historic) structures from earthquakes

The earth shakes millions of times every year. Often, these earthquakes strike in familiar places, such as the recent, deadly quakes in Ecuador and Japan. At other times, a quake may hit in a spot less familiar with the temblors, such as the magnitude-5.8 earthquake that struck Virginia in 2011 and damaged the Washington Monument. Historic… Read more

Sources: Smithsonian.com, Now Space

In The News: Construction Technology Pilot Project Prepares University of Alabama Students for Workforce: Partnership Exposes Students to Technology

With graduation looming, many seniors at The University of Alabama are busy preparing for final exams. For a select group of students, wrapping up the semester means presenting the findings from a research project to management at Brasfield & Gorrie. The research project is the result of a partnership that… Read more

Sources: Brasfield & Gorrie, Seattle Post-Intelligencer , Construction Equipment Guide

In The News: Homes can be built to avoid wind damage, but no codes or inspectors in some rural counties: Dr. Andrew Graettinger featured

After Moore, Okla., got hammered by its third monster tornado in 13 years, Mayor Glenn Lewis had had enough. He pushed to make Moore the first U.S. city to beef up its building code for tornadoes and require new homes to withstand 135 mph winds — in the same way… Read more

Sources: Chattanooga Times Free Press, Insurancenewsnet.com, WVUA 23

In The News: University of Alabama, NASA partner on earthquakes

It seems like an unlikely collaboration when it comes to earthquakes: the University of Alabama and NASA. After all, NASA is more commonly associated with the space program, and Alabama isn’t an area notorious for recent, devastating seismic activity. However, NASA is testing what’s known as disruptive tuned mass technology… Read more

Sources: WIAT CBS 42, NASA, WBRC Fox 6, WCFT ABC 33/40, WVUA 23

UA News: UA Honors Five Distinguished Engineering Fellows

The University of Alabama College of Engineering honored five alumni by inducting them into its 2016 class of Distinguished Engineering Fellows. Read more