How Iowa State civil, construction engineering alumni built the Jack Trice Stadium South End Zone

One of Iowa State University’s largest construction projects had many Iowa State civil engineering and construction alumni and students at the helm. Students and graduates put their skills to practice on the Jack Trice Stadium South End Zone, a fast-paced, $37.4 million project that opened in August 2015. The Jack Trice Stadium South End Zone … Continue reading How Iowa State civil, construction engineering alumni built the Jack Trice Stadium South End Zone

Iowa State awarded multidisciplinary NSF project to improve response of structures to high wind

Iowa State University civil engineering and aerospace engineering researchers partner to improve a structure’s resiliency to wind hazards. Iowa State recently received a 3-year, $400,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant that focuses on the development of high-performance structural control systems for wind response mitigation. The multidisciplinary research team comprises Simon Laflamme, the project’s principal investigator … Continue reading Iowa State awarded multidisciplinary NSF project to improve response of structures to high wind

Iowa State, industry partners dedicate $5.3M biopolymers pilot plant

Iowa State University, in partnership with many state and national organizations, is one step closer to commercializing bio-polymers. More than 200 Iowa State faculty, staff and students, as well as university corporate and government partners, celebrated the dedication of the $5.3 million Bio-Polymer Processing Facility August 26. The new facility at Iowa State’s BioCentury Research … Continue reading Iowa State, industry partners dedicate $5.3M biopolymers pilot plant

FHWA awards top graduate fellowship to Iowa State students

This fall Iowa State University’s civil engineering program attracts two exceptional graduate students as Dwight David Eisenhower Graduate Fellows, a national graduate student award that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) sponsors. Ellen Nightingale and Patricia Thompson, both master’s students in civil engineering, bring a wealth of experience to Iowa State’s transportation engineering research program. Each … Continue reading FHWA awards top graduate fellowship to Iowa State students

Iowa State’s Alleman completes US Department of State, USAID fellowship

Ukraine. Armenia. Moldova. Bosnia-Herzegovina. Jim Alleman, Cerwick Faculty Professor of Environmental Engineering at Iowa State University, provides his environmental engineering expertise to these countries as a way of implementing, in part, key U.S.-eastern Europe policy. Alleman is one of 13 U.S. university professors to complete a 2014-2015 Jefferson Science Fellowship. The Jefferson Science Fellow Program … Continue reading Iowa State’s Alleman completes US Department of State, USAID fellowship

Iowa State researchers mentor high school student in river contaminant flow study

Diana Rodriguez, incoming senior at Hoover High School in Des Moines, Iowa, took advantage of an opportunity that most high school students don’t experience – develop research at Iowa State University. Throughout summer 2015, Chris Rehmann, associate professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering at Iowa State, and Lauren Schwab, Iowa State master’s student in … Continue reading Iowa State researchers mentor high school student in river contaminant flow study

Iowa State civil engineering awarded national fellowship for concrete pavement research

The National Concrete Pavement Technology Center (CP Tech Center), which is housed at the Institute for Transportation (InTrans), partnered with the Civil, Construction and Environmental (CCEE) department at Iowa State University to receive the Portland Cement Association (PCA) Education Foundation J. P. Gleason Fellowship. Peter Taylor, research associate professor of CCEE and director of the … Continue reading Iowa State civil engineering awarded national fellowship for concrete pavement research

Iowa State Traffic Operations Lab partners civil engineering, Institute for Transportation, Iowa DOT

Many Iowa State University students, faculty researchers, and engineers at the Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) have partnered to develop traffic solutions for Iowa’s highways. Neal Hawkins, director of the Center for Transportation Research and Education (CTRE) and adjunct lecturer of civil, construction and environmental engineering at Iowa State, and Mike Jackson, state traffic … Continue reading Iowa State Traffic Operations Lab partners civil engineering, Institute for Transportation, Iowa DOT

Jordan Creek sixth-graders learn Iowa State concrete engineering

Forty-eight sixth-graders from Jordan Creek Elementary School of West Des Moines, Iowa, experienced cement concrete engineering April 30 at the Iowa State University Portland Cement Concrete and Materials Research Laboratory (PCC Laboratory). Students mixed water, cement, and sand in 4-gallon plastic tubs to form concrete mortar. Later, all were clad in laboratory safety gear as they … Continue reading Jordan Creek sixth-graders learn Iowa State concrete engineering

Iowa State’s Jeong named Construction Industry Institute Distinguished Professor

David Jeong, associate professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering at Iowa State University, has received the Construction Industry Institute (CII) 2015 Distinguished Professor Award. He will officially accept the honor at the 2015 CII Annual Conference, held this August in Boston, Mass. Jeong is honored for consistent efforts and active application of CII-sponsored research … Continue reading Iowa State’s Jeong named Construction Industry Institute Distinguished Professor

Iowa State hosts inaugural conference on autonomous, robotic construction

More than 100 engineers, professors, and project administrators from throughout Iowa, the U.S., and the world gathered at Iowa State University June 2-3, 2015, for the inaugural Conference on Autonomous and Robotic Construction of Infrastructure (CARCI). Construction technology experts discussed knowledge and practice in advancing autonomous and robotic-guided equipment that improves construction productivity, quality, reliability and … Continue reading Iowa State hosts inaugural conference on autonomous, robotic construction

Governor, Iowa DOT to honor Iowa State construction engineering students

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and the Iowa Department of Transportation selected students of the Iowa State University Associated General Contractors (AGC) Chapter to receive the Group Governor’s Volunteer Award. They will be honored at a recognition ceremony June 8 at Southeast Polk High School in Pleasant Hill, Iowa. Andy Reynolds, a spring 2015 construction engineering graduate, is … Continue reading Governor, Iowa DOT to honor Iowa State construction engineering students