Construction and Infrastructure Systems Engineering

Taylor Elected to National Academy of Construction

Professor John E. Taylor stands in front of the Mason Building

Professor John E. Taylor has been recognized as one of the nation’s most distinguished engineering and construction professionals after being elected to the National Academy of Construction.

Election to the academy is reserved for exceptional leaders representing all sectors of the built environment who have made a significant impact on the engineering and construction industry. Taylor is one of 36 new members selected for the 2020 class through a rigorous peer nomination and election process.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

CEE Introduces Construction and Infrastructure Systems Engineering Concentration

A man in a yellow hard hat and orange reflective vest works on a concrete sensor installation

Civil engineering students are now able to earn a concentration in Construction and Infrastructure Systems Engineering (CISE), an official designation that lets employers know they are ready for careers in the construction industry.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

CEE Researchers Study Inland Flood Risks with AT&T

Georgia Tech is one of five universities that has been selected to participate in AT&T’s Climate Resiliency Community Challenge.

The company has awarded a team of researchers from the Institute $50,000 to study flood resilience in the Southeast using new climate data from the Argonne National Laboratory. The researchers will assess risks and help local governments with climate adaptation and resilience planning.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Tech Blitz Challenges Teams to Reduce Construction Time with Virtual Reality

Rendering of 16-story Piedmont Atlanta Tower

In just one day, could you devise a way to reduce construction time by 50 percent using virtual reality? That was the challenge presented to four teams of civil engineering students at the third installment of Tech Blitz—an all-day hackathon focused on pushing the technological boundaries of the construction industry. 

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Taylor, Watkins, Guin will help Columbus, Milton with smart communities projects

Angshuman Guin demonstrates how a cell phone tracks Gwinnett County Fire Department trucks and data about traffic to improve response times. Guin is working with Gwinnett on connected vehicle technology as part of the first round of Georgia Tech’s Georgia Smart Communities Challenge. (Photo: Allison Carter)

Georgia Tech’s Georgia Smart Communities Challenge named four new grants June 18 in Macon, including two led by School of Civil and Environmental Engineering researchers.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Your carbon footprint is probably higher than you thought, thanks to methane leaking from natural gas systems

Natual gas storage tanks with excess methane burning off. (Photo Courtesy: Jeffrey Phillips via Flickr)

If you're someone who looks at the carbon footprint of the things you buy, you could be significantly underestimating your impact on the environment.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Building a better foundation: Iris Tien accepts the challenge

Assistant Professer Iris Tien sits at her desk in her Georgia Tech office. (Photo: Allison Carter)

For Iris Tien every road, bridge, or building is a potential research project.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Tien picked to help lead working group for Atlanta’s ‘roadmap to resilience’

Downtown Atlanta skyline with the Downtown Connector and the eastern edge of Georgia Tech's campus. (Photo: Fitrah Hamid)

Iris Tien will co-lead a working group for the City of Atlanta’s efforts to address inadequate transportation systems and the related risks to the city’s broader infrastructure.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Industry pros team with students at Tech Blitz to ‘hack’ construction of Atlanta airport canopies with robots

McCarthy Building Company Project Manager Justis Brogan tells a group of School of Civil and Environmental Engineering students about the canopies being installed at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Teams of students and industry mentors spent a day brainstorming ways to use robotics to improve the installation as part of the School's second Tech Blitz Nov. 9. (Photo: Eric Marks)

How could robots improve the installation of new canopies at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport? That was the challenge for teams of School of Civil and Environmental Engineering students and industry mentors at Tech Blitz Nov. 9, a day-long hack-a-thon designed to highlight the School’s work driving technological change in the architecture-engineering-construction industry.

Thursday, November 15, 2018


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