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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 | September 28, 2020

An early adopter of online teaching, this professor understands that technology is both a curse and a blessing.

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People | May 28, 2020

Engineer’s research on improved flood control for Las Vegas led to a flood of research publications and a bright future.

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Research | May 28, 2020

Physical therapy professor Szu-Ping Lee relies on patients – particularly veterans and seniors – as well as clinicians to help guide his research on ways to improve mobility after limb loss.

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Business and Community | April 16, 2020

Engineering faculty, staff, and grad students design and fabricate personal protective equipment for local health care professionals.

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Campus News | March 16, 2020

U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of top graduate and professional schools ranks 22 UNLV programs within nation’s top 100 in their field.

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Business and Community | May 8, 2019

Nearly 40 student-created engineering projects provide technological solutions to real-world problems; prototypes on display May 9 at Thomas & Mack Center.

Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction In The News

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
May 26, 2020

While Nevada eases back into business amid the COVID-19 crisis, construction, while an essential business, has not escaped the impact of the pandemic.

Newswise
April 17, 2020

Typically at this time of the spring semester, engineering labs would be filled with faculty and graduate assistants working on research projects, student groups gathering to design their next rocket or robot, and senior design teams making the final tweaks to the prototypes for their capstone competition.

Newswise
April 16, 2020

Typically at this time of the spring semester, engineering labs would be filled with faculty and graduate assistants working on research projects, student groups gathering to design their next rocket or robot, and senior design teams making the final tweaks to the prototypes for their capstone competition.

KNPR News
January 27, 2020

If nothing else, the plan to shuttle visitors under the Las Vegas Convention Center in electric vehicles has sparked discussion about transit needs in the tourist corridor.

Archinect
December 19, 2019

The study explored a system that notified workers through vibrations where nearby machinery and vehicles were in operations. The experiment even went so far as to cover the eyes of the participants, resulting in 95% accuracy in completing tasks.

Las Vegas Review Journal
December 16, 2019

When Mary Bodimer and her husband, John, moved into their Las Vegas rental home in May, they noticed a suspicious patch on the master bedroom’s ceiling.

Recent Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction Accomplishments

September 21, 2020
George William Kajjumba (Civil & Environmental Engineering) was selected for the 2020 Dr. Pankaj Parekh Memorial Scholarship awarded by the California-Nevada American Water Works Association. This scholarship was established in memory of Parekh, late director of water quality at the Los Angeles department of water and power, who passionately...
September 17, 2020
Olivia Cheche (Political Science, Brookings Mountain West, and Honors College) and Joshua Padilla (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) recently co-authored, "Students Shortchanged by Lack of Oversight, Transparency at NSHE." Their Las Vegas Sun OpEd discusses the need to fix the culture within NSHE, citing current and past...
August 21, 2020
Jin Ouk Choi (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) with his colleagues at Louisiana State University published a paper, "Feasibility and Implications of the Modular Construction Approach for Rapid Post-Disaster Recovery," in the International Journal of Industrialized Construction. 
June 25, 2020
Jin Ouk Choi (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) has been selected as an associate editor for the American Society of Civil Engineers’s Journal of Management in Engineering. The journal presents contemporary issues on management and leadership for civil engineers. It is one of the top journals in the area of construction...
June 16, 2020
Saba Nikkhah Manesh worked with Jin Ouk Choi (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) was recognized by Horrocks Engineers in an interview about the poor participation of women and the gender wage gap in the construction and engineering industry. The construction industry is one of the largest job providers in the United States, but...
June 11, 2020
Mohammad Nazari-Sharabian, along with Moses Karakouzian and Mehrdad Karami (all Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction), and joined by Mohammad Aghababaei of Washington State University, published a review paper, "Water on Mars—A Literature Review," in the latest issue of the journal GALAXIES. Their article was featured on the...