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

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…


Source: ArcaMax Publishing    /    Published: September 12, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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Florida condo collapse ‘extremely rare’: How Alabama beaches keep it from happening here    /  AL.com

The sudden collapse of a 40-year-old beachfront condominium near Miami Beach might be an “extremely rare” tragedy, but it has heightened the awareness this week over how similar structures are…


Source: AL.com    /    Published: June 28, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News    /    Features:     

Engineering Doctoral Graduate Receives National Fellowship    /  UA News

A recent graduate of The University of Alabama civil, construction and environment engineering program has received a prestigious fellowship with the National Institute of Standards and Technology.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: December 17, 2018    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

FORTIFIED Assessment    /  UA News

A team of faculty, graduate and undergraduate students collected data in four Florida cities including Marco Island, the location where Irma made landfall.


Author: Kaylin Bowen    /    Published: November 16, 2017    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Outreach, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

University of Alabama Team Assesses Hurricane Irma Aftermath    /  UA News

A team of faculty, graduate and undergraduate students collected data in four Florida cities including Marco Island, the location where Irma made landfall.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: November 15, 2017    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Outreach, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

Researchers use innovative lab to study storm shelter designs    /  Phys.org

Storm shelters are an expensive and time-consuming add-on when building a home. To save time and money, sometimes homeowners and builders skimp on the protection they provide from high-winds from…


Source: Phys.org    /    Published: October 28, 2017    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach, Research, Students    /    Features:   ,   

Shelter from the Storm    /  UA News

Could homeowners have protection from high winds at a more affordable price than traditional storm shelters provide? Answering that question is the goal of research inside an innovative University of Alabama lab designed to help the construction and insurance industries.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: October 25, 2017    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

UA students use debris cannons to test storm shelter wall panels    /  Fox 6 (Birmingham)

University of Alabama students and faculty broke out some big guns to test FEMA approved storm shelter wall panels. They fired 2x4s from a debris cannons to study the stability…


Source: Fox 6 (Birmingham)    /    Published: September 14, 2017    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research, Students    /    Features:     

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America needs an upgrade _ the sacramento bee    /  Gas and Electricity

In the entire political realm, perhaps no arena illustrates this gap between rhetoric and reality more starkly than infrastructure repair and replacement: Politicians regularly opine about the need to rebuild…


Source: Gas and Electricity    /    Published: April 25, 2017    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News    /    Features:     

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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.