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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 | 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.

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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.

Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction In The News

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.

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.

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Recent Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction Accomplishments

April 21, 2021
Jin Ouk Choi and Binit K. Shrestha (both Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) along with colleagues at the George Washington University and the Iowa State University published a paper, "Recipes for Standardized Capital Projects’ Performance Success" in the Journal of Management in Engineering published by American Society of Civil...
April 19, 2021
Shashi Nambisan (Civil Engineering and Transportation Research Center) was interviewed by Joe Schoenmann of KNPR about a mass transit initiative proposed along Charleston Boulevard in the city of Las Vegas. The segment aired earlier this month as part of KNPR's State of Nevada.  
April 9, 2021
Jin Ouk Choi and Binit K. Shrestha (both Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) along with colleagues at the George Washington University and the Iowa State University published a paper, "Exploring the Benefits and Tradeoffs of Design Standardization in Capital Projects," in the Engineering, Construction, and Architecture Management...
January 25, 2021
Jin Ouk Choi, Rajarshi Ghimire, Seungtaek Lee (all Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) and Jin-Yeol Lee (Architecture), with Yong-Cheol Lee at the Louisiana State University, published a paper, "Combined Application of 4D BIM Schedule and an Immersive Virtual Reality on a Modular Project: UNLV Solar Decathlon Case," in the ...
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...