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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 | December 6, 2020

UNLV alumna Brittany Radke applies lessons from UNLV's Senior Design competition in her work as an environmental engineer.

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People | December 6, 2020

An interest in Lego and science, and an introductory class at UNLV, led one-time potential graphic design student Iani Batilov to civil engineering.

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People | December 6, 2020

Alumnus Noe Santos says getting involved at UNLV was his key to securing lasting employment.

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People | December 6, 2020

Miles Buckner, who came to UNLV after 12 years in civil engineering, learned new tricks through Senior Design Competition.

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Research | November 5, 2020

Five-year project supported by a $2.5 million National Science Foundation grant.

Haroon Stephen stands in front of the Engineering Complex.
People | September 28, 2020

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

Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction In The News

The Nevada Independent
December 3, 2020

With every spring and fall semester comes an inevitable uptick in hastily changed majors. Faced for the first time with a career-defining choice, it’s not unusual for college students to find themselves eye-to-eye with a field that, for one reason or another, is not for them.

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.

Recent Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction Accomplishments

January 11, 2021
Jin Ouk Choi and Binit K. Shrestha (both Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction), with colleagues at the University of Texas at Austin, published a paper, "Relationship between Commissioning and Start-Up Success Factors Achievement and Performance in Capital Projects," in the Journal of Construction Engineering and Management ...
November 23, 2020
Angela Chen (Finance) and Justin de Leon (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) placed second out of 14 teams in the Sherwin-Williams Marketing Design Competition with the digital marketing plan they created and presented. Chen is a junior in the finance program at the Lee Business School. De Leon is a junior in civil engineering...
October 28, 2020
Jin Ouk Choi (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) with his colleagues Yong-Cheol Lee and Pedram Ghannad of  Louisiana State University published a paper, "Prioritizing Postdisaster Recovery of Transportation Infrastructure Systems Using Multiagent Reinforcement Learning," in the American Society of Civil Engineers Journal of...
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.