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PCI Honors Contributions to Precast Concrete Industry at Fall 2020 Committee Days and Technical Conference    /  For Construction Pros

The George D. Nasser Award recognizes PCI Journal papers relating to the design, research, production, or construction of precast concrete structures from authors who are 40 years old or younger….


Source: For Construction Pros    /    Published: October 20, 2020    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News    /    Features:     

Gabi Willis

UA Engineering Student Awarded U.S. Department of Transportation Fellowship

A University of Alabama engineering doctoral student was awarded a national fellowship with the U.S. Department of Transportation. Gabi Willis, a civil engineering doctoral candidate, was awarded a fellowship with…


Author: Brooklyn Pfanstiel    /    Published: March 2, 2020    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Research, Students    /    Features:     

Two UA students touch a cement beam being made in a workshop.

UA civil engineering students place in national contest, adviser wins award

A team of University of Alabama students placed in the top five at a national competition in civil engineering and their faculty adviser won an award for his contributions to…


Author: Brooklyn Pfanstiel    /    Published: October 29, 2019    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Students    /    Features:     

Two men in hard hats stand next to a wooden structure

Higher Reach    /  UA News

Engineering researchers at The University of Alabama hope to combine two methods of constructing tall-wood buildings to yield a new system that could lead to wood-framed buildings reaching eight to 12 stories and that withstand earthquakes better than traditional light-frame wood structures.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: May 13, 2019    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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Alabama testing materials to create buildings that better withstand earthquakes    /  The Tuscaloosa News

Researchers at the University of Alabama are testing whether tall, wood-framed buildings built with a hybrid technique that combines conventional construction materials and a newer material called cross-laminated timbers can…


Source: The Tuscaloosa News    /    Published: March 31, 2019    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research, Students    /    Features:   ,   

UA Engineering Students Place in Big Beam Competition

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – University of Alabama student team, Alabeama, recently placed third in the 2018 Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Big Beam Competition. The objective of the national competition is to design,…


Author: Gillian Castro    /    Published: October 3, 2018    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Students    /    Features:     

Bridging the Gap    /  UA News

Pass under one bridge on the interstate, and you might as well have seen them all. Right? Not so fast. Researchers at The University of Alabama are using a one-of-a-kind lab in the quest for longer, more durable bridges.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: October 24, 2016    /    Posted in:   Center for Sustainable Infrastructure, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

NASA Responds to an S.O.S. of Historic Proportions    /  Smithsonian.com

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…


Source: Smithsonian.com    /    Published: April 27, 2016    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, In The News, Research    /    Features:   ,   

University of Alabama, NASA partner on earthquakes    /  WIAT CBS 42

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…


Source: WIAT CBS 42    /    Published: April 15, 2016    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, In The News, Research    /    Features:   ,   

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The Ancient Material That’s Being Used To Develop Earthquake-Proof Skyscrapers? Wood.    /  Gizmodo

Some of the fastest-growing cities in the world sit in high-risk earthquake zones. That’s why researchers are trying to figure out how to build tall buildings using a material that’s…


Source: Gizmodo    /    Published: December 1, 2015    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    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.