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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 14, 2021

Engineering Alumnus of the Year Jim Caviola has been involved in some of Southern Nevada's most important infrastructure projects.

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People | August 13, 2021

Civil engineering doctoral student George William Kajjumba on his journey from Uganda, diversity in STEM, and what it means to represent UNLV at national and global events.

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Campus News | May 11, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting remembrance, recovery, and progress at UNLV.

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People | April 12, 2021

Longtime civil engineering faculty member David James takes a look back at how UNLV and Southern Nevada have changed over the last 30 years

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Campus News | March 29, 2021

U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of top graduate and professional schools ranks 26 UNLV programs within nation’s top 100.

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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.

Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 20, 2021

Most people think it’s natural to see a new home constructed from scratch on its own lot. But not Paolo Tiramani, chief executive of modular home manufacturer Boxabl in North Las Vegas.

Homeland Security News Wire
September 2, 2021

The recent collapse of the condo building in Florida served as a dire warning for the nation’s aging infrastructure problem and the deadly consequences that can result.

KNPR News
April 19, 2021

Las Vegas City Council voted last week to explore the idea of a multibillion-dollar, 19-mile mass-transit system that a private company wants to develop for Charleston Boulevard.

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.

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Recent Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction Accomplishments

September 8, 2021
Mingon Kang (Computer Science), Ji Yoo (Medicine), Brendan Morris (Electronic and Computer Engineering), Zhaohuam Zhu (Physics and Astronomy), Qiang Zhu (Physics and Astronomy), Mira Han (Life Sciences), Kazem Taghva (Computer Science), and Shashi Nambisan (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) were awarded National Science...
August 20, 2021
Shashi Nambisan (Civil and Environmental Engineering), director of UNLV's Transportation Research Center, was recently appointed to serve as a voting member on the Nevada Advisory Committee on Traffic Safety. Nambisan has more than 30 years of experience in developing research enterprises and has led efforts on more than 170 projects, grants, and...
August 13, 2021
Sajjad Ahmad and Haroon Stephen,(both Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) along with master's student Usha Poudel, published an article, "Evaluating Irrigation Performance and Water Productivity Using EEFlux ET and NDVI" in the Sustainability journal's special issue Machine Learning with Metaheuristic Algorithms for Sustainable...
August 4, 2021
Melissa Bartshe, Courtney Coughenour (both Environmental & Occupational Health), and Haroon Stephen (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) published an article on "The relationship between tree canopy and social capital on physical activity in college students" in the Journal of American College Health. Rates of physical...
August 4, 2021
Jin Ouk Choi, Shreyansh Paliwal, James Bristow, Seungtaek Lee (all Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) and Hyun Kyung Chatfield (Harrah College of Hospitality) published a paper, "Construction stakeholders’ perceived benefits and barriers for environment-friendly modular construction in a hospitality centric environment," in the ...
July 8, 2021
Jin Ouk Choi (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) was appointed president of the Korean-American Construction Engineering and Project Management Association for AY 2021-2022. The association is a membership association consisting principally of Korean and Korean-American construction industry professionals, college and university...