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TRB highlights Ashuri’s work with GDOT on alternative project delivery as research that has paid off

Looking up at several levels of highway bridges and overpasses stretching across roads with blue sky above. (Photo Courtesy: Drriss & Marrionn via Flickr)

The Transportation Research Board has highlighted a partnership between Baabak Ashuri and the Georgia Department of Transportation as an example of research that has paid dividends, improving how the state builds transportation infrastructure.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Teams of industry mentors, students compete in Tech Blitz to 'radically' boost Living Building construction productivity

The Living Building from the northwest, showing the building's "porch" opening to the Eco-Commons to the west. (Image Courtesy: The Miller Hull Partnership and Lord Aeck Sargent)

Industry mentors will team with civil and environmental engineering students in a day-long competition April 10 aimed at improving the construction of Georgia Tech’s Living Building.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Ethics, trust, taking care of your people some of fall Hyatt speaker Andy Phelps’ key traits for leaders

Andy Phelps delivers the fall 2017 lecture for the Hyatt Distinguished Alumni Leadership Speaker Series. (Photo by Zonglin "Jack" Li)

Leadership is complicated — “squishy,” even — but the principles are simple, according to the fall 2017 Hyatt Distinguished Alumni Leadership Speaker. The hard part is applying those principles effectively.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Marks joins faculty as construction engineering professor of the practice

Eric Marks joined the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Aug. 1 as a professor of the practice — a homecoming of sorts, since Marks earned his Ph.D. in the School a few years ago.

Students studying construction engineering in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering will see a new face in their classes starting this fall. Eric Marks joined the School Aug. 1 as a professor of the practice — a homecoming of sorts, since Marks earned his Ph.D. in the School a few years ago.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Building for the future: Undergrad construction program completes transition to CEE

Students examine construction plans in a tunnel. (Photo: Rob Felt)

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering began an important new chapter in its century-long history in the fall when Georgia Tech’s undergraduate building construction curriculum officially became part of the civil and environmental engineering program. With the change, all undergraduates who wish to study construction will earn a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, marrying the technical excellence the School is known for with a broad array of courses specifically tailored to construction engineering and management careers.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Toward ‘greener’ concrete: Kurtis article in MRS Bulletin focuses on innovations in producing the ubiquitous material

Cover of MRS Bulletin December 2015 special issue

Kimberly Kurtis surveys innovations in cement-based materials and efforts to improve the sustainability of concrete in a new article published in a December 2015 special issue of MRS Bulletin. The issue celebrates 40 years of the journal from the Materials Research Society. Editors invited Kurtis’ to explore recent developments in the design of concrete as part of the issue’s focus on the interplay between materials and engineering and how that relationship is driving innovations in materials.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

How software, sensors and mobile alerts could make one of the nation’s most dangerous industries safer

Researchers in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering are working to change the way construction companies plan for safety on the jobsite. Their work has the potential to save millions of dollars and some of the hundreds of lives lost on construction sites each year.

Friday, September 25, 2015
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