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National media tap Tech structural engineering, transportation expertise after I-85 bridge collapses

Lauren Stewart talks with WSB-TV's Tom Regan about the Interstate 85 bridge collapse in Atlanta. Stewart said coordinated investigationsof the cause, cleanup of the site, and reconstruction of the highway will likely take months. She was among a handful of School of Civil and Environmental Engineering researchers who offered their engineering expertise to Atlanta and national media in the wake of the disaster. (Photo: Jess Hunt-Ralston)

Reporters looking for insight into the collapse of the Interstate 85 bridge in Atlanta talked with four School of Civil and Environmental Engineering professors in the hours afterward in an effort to understand how the structure crumbled.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Watkins to AJC: MARTA expansion vote will have huge effect on Atlanta

A MARTA train in the Edgewood-Candler Park transit station.

The Atlanta City Council voted June 20 to ask residents whether they want to pay an additional half-penny sales tax starting in 2017 to fund transit expansion in the city. The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Kari Watkins told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution what residents decide will play a significant role in how the city evolves and the kinds of people who will want to live in Atlanta.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Grossman’s op-ed in AJC highlights Atlanta’s sidewalk problems

The sidewalk along North Avenue in Atlanta. Photo: Jennifer Tyner

Lack of spending on Atlanta’s sidewalks has created a system of haves and have-nots when it comes to who can walk alongside the city’s roadways. That’s the perspective of School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Ph.D. student Alice Grossman, who penned a guest column for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Dec. 29 arguing for more funding for the city’s crumbling sidewalks.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

AJC: Old landfill forced Atlanta United soccer team to flee DeKalb

AJC screen shot: Old landfill forced Atlanta United to flee DeKalb

Atlanta’s new Major League Soccer team recently announced it would not build a new training facility and headquarters in DeKalb County as planned, citing unexpected remediation costs for the proposed site. The site was formerly a landfill, so the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reached our to Susan Burns to find out what kinds of problems that can cause for redevelopment.

Friday, November 20, 2015

AJC: Hunter says driverless cars present opportunity, challenges

Imagine sharing the highway with cars driven by computers rather than people. Google is rather famously experimenting with such self-driving vehicles. And a Georgia General Assembly study committee is weighing the issues around allowing these driverless cars on the state’s roads. The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Michael Hunter has served as an expert witness for the committee and outlined some of the issues in an Atlanta Journal-Constitution guest column Oct. 7.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
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