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The Impact Cannon

In 2011, Alabama was hit by a giant tornado- the largest tornado recorded in the U.S. terms of the amount of damage it caused. Thousands were displaced from their homes-…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: January 10, 2018    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach, Research, Students    /    Features:     

Researchers use innovative lab to study storm shelter designs

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…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    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

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:   ,   

Bridging the Gap

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:   ,   

UA Faculty Selected to Participate in SECU Program

Ten faculty members at The University of Alabama will take part in the 2016-17 Southeastern Conference Faculty Travel Program, which provides travel support and encourages collaboration among colleagues at other SEC member institutions.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: October 12, 2016    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, UA News    /    Features:     

ariel view of Engineering Quad

Engineering Professors Chosen as 2014 Teaching Fellow

Tuscaloosa, Ala. – Dr. Wei Song and Dr. Stephanie Vereen, both assistant professors in the UA department of civil, construction and environmental engineering, were selected to participate in the American Society of Civil…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: April 8, 2014    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff    /    Features:     

ariel view of Engineering Quad

UA Engineering Professor Selected for International Conference

Dr. Wei Song, assistant professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering at The University of Alabama, will represent the structural control and monitoring community as a member of the U.S. delegation to the Sixth International Workshop on Structural Control and Monitoring.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: September 27, 2012    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, UA News    /    Features:     

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