Dr. James A. Richardson

In The News: Creating Longer-Lasting Concrete Girders

Finding ways to cut down on cost without sacrificing safety is always a challenge when it comes to infrastructure projects. Engineering researchers at the University of Alabama are finding ways to improve bridges to span longer distances and use fewer supports, while also trying to cut down on costs; and… Read more

Sources: The Concrete Producer, Aggregate Research, Phys.org, WBHM ABC 33/40, Civil + Structural Engineer, Concrete Construction, Public Works, Daily Commercial News

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

Capstone Engineer – Spring 2012

Engineers have always strived to build what is needed for today by attempting to solve tomorrow’s problems. While today’s problems are being solved, we must train tomorrow’s engineers and computer scientists, our students at The University of Alabama College of Engineering, for the challenges ahead. The third phase of the… Read more

Capstone Engineer – Fall 2011

As Tuscaloosa and the state of Alabama recover from the devastating tornadoes in April, it is quite a comfort to recognize the stellar efforts of our alumni. As you explore this issue of the Capstone Engineer, you will get a glimpse of a few of the many stories of our… Read more

Capstone Engineer – Spring 2008

cre · a · tive \krē-ā-tiv\ adj 1: marked by the ability or power to create 2: having the quality of something created rather than imitated synonyms: produce, form, fabricate, construct, manufacture, build, erect, organize, develop Engineers, by our very nature, are creative. As problem solvers, we demonstrate the “quality… Read more