Teaching and research are linked: the skills and leading edge technology utilized in research projects are transferred to students in the classrooms and laboratories.



Clayton Selected as Recipient of UA’s Non-Traditional Thesis and Project Thesis Award

Jonathan Clayton, a non-thesis master’s student studying civil engineering, was recently selected as the recipient of The University of Alabama’s Non-Traditional Thesis and Project Thesis Award.  Clayton’s thesis project involved...

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Reeder selected as Outstanding Fall 2023
Co-op Student

Kymberly Reeder, a junior majoring in architectural engineering with a minor in engineering positive and intentional change (EPIC), has been selected as the Outstanding Fall 2023 Co-op Student. While participating...

a brick wall being busted up by high speed wood

Watch: What Happens When a Two-by-Four Going 200 mph Hits a Wall?

In The University of Alabama Debris Cannon Lab, home to the world’s only quad-barrel cannon of its kind, engineering students learn the power of tornadoes — and problem-solving — with...

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Areas & Laboratories

The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering operates environmental, geotechnical, materials, hydraulics, structures and transportation laboratories in Cyber Hall, the North Engineering Research Center (NERC), and the South Engineering Research Center (SERC). The Department also maintains two Senior Design Studios equipped with the latest computer-aided design software for students enrolled in CE 401/402/405 and CE 403/404/406 Capstone Senior Design Project.

Major research topics include pre-project planning for construction projects, evacuation routing during emergencies, contaminants in wet-weather flows, affordable housing through engineering and manufacturing innovation, and the potential safety enhancements of seat belts in school buses.

More CCEE Research Areas

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Specialized Research Units

The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering also directs four specialized research units:

Center for Sustainable Infrastructure

The Center for Sustainable Infrastructure conducts research associated with expanding, maintaining and rehabilitating all aspects of physical infrastructure.

Center for Water Quality Research

The Center for Water Quality Research conducts research for developing novel solutions to solve water quality problems related to natural systems such as lakes, streams, and groundwater aquifers, as well as engineered systems such as water and wastewater treatment plants.

Center for Complex Hydrosystems Research

CCHR conducts cutting-edge research at the intersection of Climate, Water, Energy, Food and Human as a complex system with the goal of meeting societal demands and also protecting the livelihood against natural disasters as populations swell and weather patterns shift in varying climate.

Center for Transportation Operations, Planning and Safety

The Center for Transportation Operations, Planning and Safety conducts transportation education, research, and technology-transfer activities throughout the state and region.

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