New materials can make Florida condos more durable. Almost no one uses them

By Krishna Sharma, Miami Herald

michael kreger

Unlike many diseases that afflict aging humans, there are already cures for the most common, serious and expensive threat to thousands of aging buildings… “Most old concrete buildings in this country, even ones from the ‘70s, are completely reliable,” said Michael Kreger, Drummond Endowed Chair in Civil Engineering at the University of Alabama. (Krishna Sharma, Miami Herald)

In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s College of Engineering has more than 5,800 students and more than 150 faculty. In recent years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz, Boren, Mitchell and Truman scholars.

Author: Krishna Sharma, Miami Herald    /    Posted on: September 12, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features: