Students earn International Bridge Conference recognition for accelerated bridge construction research

Zhao Cheng knows first-hand the serious effects of earthquakes. “I experienced the 2008 Sichuan earthquake in high school,” Cheng said. “So I desire to construct a bridge that can resist an earthquake well.” Through his research at Iowa State University, that’s what Cheng and fellow graduate assistant Robert Peggar are doing. The two ISU Department of [Continue Reading…]

Transportation engineering takes students, faculty to Rome

When it comes to engineering, Chris Williams knows history tends to lead to Rome. “Engineering in its infancy started back in B.C.” the Gerald and Audrey Olson Professor in Civil Engineering explained. “If you look at Greek and Roman societies, that’s how they flourished and grew. It was because of those basic engineering principles.” So [Continue Reading…]

Broad experience in new CCEE Department staff

No two are alike. That statement describes the five new members of Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) staff. Over the past year, the department has added to its staff. And from outreach to advising, each person brings a unique perspective to helping students and faculty succeed. Emily Bowers, Academic Adviser Ask Emily Bowers [Continue Reading…]

CCEE professor earns grant for developing energy-efficient, comfortable buildings

When it comes to energy-efficient buildings, Kristen Cetin looks for a balance between comfort and cost. “The controls that you can propose might save energy but might not make the occupants feel too comfortable,” Cetin said. “If you just turn off the A.C. (air conditioning), yes, you save a lot of energy. But nobody’s going [Continue Reading…]

CCEE students substitute AGC service trip for spring break

Leaky roofs, chipping paint … Jack Viverito paints a vivid picture of houses devastated by storms in Oklahoma City. “You could just see, some of the houses were a complete mess,” Viverito said. “You couldn’t believe [people] were still living in them, when you look next door and [the house] is perfectly fine.” The construction [Continue Reading…]

CCEE collaborative research recognized in Measurement Science and Technology’s “Highlights of 2015”

Simon Laflamme knows both his study and the place in which he works. “We do a lot of work on energy in Iowa—wind energy—and at Iowa State,” Laflamme said. For about six years, the Iowa State University assistant professor has been researching soft elastomeric capacitors, or SECs. This May, that research was recognized. Laflamme, along with students [Continue Reading…]

CCEE Graduate Research Takes Off at PEGASAS Annual Meeting at ISU

This week, students and faculty of Iowa State University’s Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Department presented their research to the top minds of their field. And they never had to leave campus. ISU’s CCEE Department hosted the Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility and Sustainability’s (PEGASAS) Fourth Annual Meeting. More than 100 participants attended the event, [Continue Reading…]

New CCEE Faculty Solve Current Engineering Challenges

They may be from across the globe. But the four new members to this year’s faculty at Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering are coming to the Midwest for one goal: to solve challenging problems in modern engineering. Ashley Buss, Assistant Professor Do you get excited about a department of transportation internship? What about [Continue Reading…]

Engineering Students Receive FAA Honor, Earn Aviation Research Opportunity

Students in the College of Engineering and Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) have taken top honors for work in aviation and big data. This spring, the Federal Aviation Administration and Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility and Sustainability (PEGASAS) chose Ikkyun Song as a Centers of Excellence Fellow. Song is a CCEE Department [Continue Reading…]

CCEE Graduates Celebrate Success during Commencement

Senior Lecturer Larry Cormicle has a message for the spring 2016 graduating class of the Iowa State University Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering. “On graduation Saturday, you are now one of our peers,” Cormicle said. And he has a question. “You are now one of over 2,600 ConE (construction engineering) alumni…You are part [Continue Reading…]

Concrete Canoe Leadership Focuses on Goals while Hosting Regional Competition

ISU Concrete Canoe Co-Captain Abdullah Abdullah knows how to inspire recruits. “We have a project, a due date,” Abdullah said. “We have to finish it before the due date. We are representing [Iowa State University], so we have to have a really good final product.” This spring, the ISU chapter of the American Society of [Continue Reading…]

CCEE Department to Host Federal Aviation Researchers on National Scale

In one week, Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering opens its doors to researchers from across the nation. The Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility and Sustainability (PEGASAS) has chosen Iowa State University to host its annual meeting June 7-9. PEGASAS works to partner researchers, educators and industry leaders with [Continue Reading…]