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A number of products you use in your home contain resins. Resins are materials that act as a glue between polymers, and polymers make up synthetic organic materials like plastics and fibers. Chris Williams, a professor in civil engineering, is working on a collaborative project that could replace resins with cleaner, more efficient biomaterials. “It …Continue reading “Clean and green”
Kristen Cetin, an assistant professor in Iowa State University’s Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Department (ISU CCEE), is improving the energy efficiency of commercial and residential buildings. The main focus of Cetin’s research lies in developing comprehensive tools to evaluate the energy savings and reliability of occupancy sensors for commercial and residential buildings, including determining …Continue reading “ISU CCEE research turns analytical eye to building energy efficiency (text-only)”
Connections and institutional effectiveness shape how different communities respond to post-disaster housing reconstruction. A key example is Puerto Rican communities rebuilding after the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria. Cristina Poleacovschi, an assistant professor in construction engineering, wants more effective reconstruction. “Identifying the institutional challenges that household members experience when a disaster hits emphasizes the organizational …Continue reading “Construction engineering faculty member searches for best disaster response strategy (text-only)”