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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction News

The civil engineering program includes in-depth study in areas from environmental engineering to water resources. The construction management program serves the educational, research, and service needs of the construction industry by focusing on a blend of topics related to both the engineering and the management sides of construction.

Current Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction News

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People | January 17, 2023

Beyond being passionate about researching climate change and its environmental impacts — Marie-Odile Fortier is unobjectively enthusiastic about educating others on the complex topic.

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Campus News | January 5, 2023

Boyd Law and the College of Fine Arts at UNLV produce a documentary about Windsor Park homes built over geologic faults and facing long-term subsidence problems.

Ph.D. engineering graduate George William Kajjumba is hooded during the Spring 2022 commencement ceremony
Campus News | December 28, 2022

Student achievements including competition wins, a science fellowship first, and new innovations splashed local and national news headlines in 2022.

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People | November 1, 2022

UNLV professor leads the way for first-gen doctoral student Meena Ejjada to attend prestigious Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting. 

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People | September 15, 2022

Even after relocating to Phoenix, engineering alumna Lisa Freestone continues to prove a loyal, active, and generous Rebel.

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Campus News | July 13, 2022

The immersive experience for high-achieving students aimed at solving urban planning issues.

Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction In The News

Las Vegas Review-Journal En Español
September 14, 2022

After dropping more than 27 feet since the start of the year, Lake Mead has made a bit of a comeback in part thanks to the August monsoon season.

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 14, 2022

After falling more than 27 feet since the start of the year, Lake Mead got a bit of a bump thanks in part to the August monsoon season.

Las Vegas Sun
March 30, 2022

U.S. News & World Report recognized 23 UNLV programs, including 13 from the William S. Boyd School of Law, in its annual list of top graduate and professional schools.

PBS
February 18, 2022

After more than six months, Governor Steve Sisolak announced an end to Nevada’s mask mandate. In January, the Omicron variant spurred a surge in coronavirus cases but since a peak in mid-January cases have steadily been declining. 

Vegas Inc
December 27, 2021

Broadbent & Associates Inc., an environmental, water resource and civil engineering firm, expanded its team with the addition of Taylor Musarra as a project engineer and Will Wiggins as water/wastewater division manager. 

Nevada Business
November 19, 2021

Broadbent & Associates, Inc. (Broadbent), a full-service environmental, water resource, and civil engineering firm, is expanding their Las Vegas team with the addition of Taylor Musarra as a new project engineer.

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Recent Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction Accomplishments

January 27, 2023
Jin Ouk Choi (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) has published a book titled, Modularization: The Fine Art of Offsite Preassembly for Capital Projects (ISBN: 978-1-119-82471-8) with Michael Kluck at KBR through the publisher Wiley. The book is for both graduate students and practitioners in the construction industry who wants to…
December 12, 2022
Each year during the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium, OUR recognizes and honors UNLV faculty members with a record of excellence in inspiring, influencing, supporting, and mentoring undergraduate researchers in their professional development, career training, and educational journey. OUR awards one…
July 29, 2022
Marie-Odile Fortier (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction), along with collaborators and graduate students at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, published their study, "Integrated Stochastic Life Cycle Assessment and Techno-economic Analysis for Shrub Willow Production in the Northeastern United States" in the…
June 16, 2022
Rithesh Shivuni, Sabrina Moore, and Shashi Nambisan (all Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) co-authored the presentation “An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Speed Feedback Signs in the City of Las Vegas." Shivuni and Nambisan presented it at the 2022 Institute of Transportation Engineers Mountain District’s annual meeting in…
June 14, 2022
Rithesh Shivuni (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction), the immediate past president of the UNLV student chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), accepted the ITE Mountain District’s 2022 Outstanding Student Chapter award this month at the district's annual meeting in Boise, Idaho. The district covers eight…
June 13, 2022
Shashi Nambisan (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction and the Transportation Research Center) received the Institute of Transportation Engineers Mountain District’s 2022 Outstanding Educator award, which was presented at the district’s annual meeting held in Boise, Idaho, earlier this month. He was nominated for this award by…