Charles Jahren inducted into National Academy of Construction

San Diego, CA ― The National Academy of Construction (NAC) has elected Charles “Chuck” Jahren, the W. A. Klinger Teaching Professor, construction engineering division leader, and associate department chair in Iowa State University’s Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Department, as a member of its 2018 class. He was inducted on Oct. 11 at the academy’s … Continue reading Charles Jahren inducted into National Academy of Construction

Team members from Cyclone Energy celebrate their win. Photos courtesy Beth Hartmann.

Cyclone Energy brings home fifth first-place finish in GEC

For the fifth year in a row, Iowa State University’s (ISU) Cyclone Energy team has earned a first-place finish at the Electri International/NECA Green Energy Challenge (GEC), held in Philadelphia on Sept. 29. The six-member team is comprised of civil and construction engineering students from ISU’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE). Cyclone Energy … Continue reading Cyclone Energy brings home fifth first-place finish in GEC

David Sanders, Incoming Greenwood Department Chair in Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

Greenwood Department Chair inducted to UT Austin Academy of Distinguished Alumni

On Friday, Sept. 28, the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) inducted Greenwood Department Chair David Sanders into its Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni. Sanders earned both his master’s and doctoral degrees at UT Austin in 1986 and 1990, respectively. Induction ceremonies took place at UT Austin’s Etter-Harbin Alumni Center. … Continue reading Greenwood Department Chair inducted to UT Austin Academy of Distinguished Alumni

Ellis speaks during celebration events. Photo courtesy Ellis.

ISU CCEE faculty member celebrates 60th anniversary with Lanzhou Jiaotong University

Environmental Engineering Associate Professor Timothy (Tim) Ellis participated this month in the 60th anniversary of Lanzhou Jiaotong University (LZJTU) in China. Ellis is a faculty member in Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE). Ellis gave a speech at the celebration of the anniversary. Along with fellow ISU faculty members, … Continue reading ISU CCEE faculty member celebrates 60th anniversary with Lanzhou Jiaotong University

(From left) Schussler, Perez, and co-principle investigator/ISU CCEE Assistant Professor Bora Cetin at a research site in Tama County, Iowa. Photo courtesy Schussler.

Engineering researchers explore preventative measures to limit waterbody contamination from construction sites

Iowa State construction engineering faculty member looks to minimize erosion and sediment discharge into Iowa’s waterways When does a body of water become too polluted to use for recreation or drinking? Take a look at this map of Iowa impaired waterbodies, prepared by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in 2016, and you’ll see impaired … Continue reading Engineering researchers explore preventative measures to limit waterbody contamination from construction sites

Larry Cormicle

ISU CCEE senior lecturer chosen to leadership role in new chapter of Lean Construction Institute

Larry Cormicle, a senior lecturer of construction engineering at Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE), has been named to a leadership role in the newest division of The Lean Construction Institute (LCI). LCI recently founded a local chapter named the Greater Des Moines Community of Practice. Cormicle will serve … Continue reading ISU CCEE senior lecturer chosen to leadership role in new chapter of Lean Construction Institute

ISU CCEE faculty member, team earns inaugural Bridging the Divide grant

Original article by Paula Van Brocklin, Office of the Vice President for Research Two interdisciplinary research teams have been selected to receive funding from Iowa State University’s inaugural Bridging the Divide internal funding opportunity, an experimental seed program to holistically address complex societal challenges through new collaborations among university researchers in design, art and humanities, … Continue reading ISU CCEE faculty member, team earns inaugural Bridging the Divide grant

Civil engineering graduates of Spring 2018

Iowa State civil and construction engineering graduates celebrate academic careers

Department’s 145 graduates share success with families, friends during pre-commencement events On Saturday, May 5, Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE) hosted its pre-commencement receptions. This spring semester, ISU’s Construction Engineering Program graduated 45 students, and ISU’s Civil Engineering Program graduated 100 students. Families and friends gathered at Ames … Continue reading Iowa State civil and construction engineering graduates celebrate academic careers

Paul Giroux (Photo by Jim Tkatch for ASCE)

Kiewit’s Raymond “Paul” Giroux named 2018 inductee to Iowa State University Construction Engineering Hall of Fame

Ames, Iowa – Raymond “Paul” Giroux, Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), is the 2018 inductee to Iowa State University’s Construction Engineering Hall of Fame. With a Kiewit career spanning more than four decades, Giroux has helped build some of North America’s most significant infrastructure. He has inspired a generation of … Continue reading Kiewit’s Raymond “Paul” Giroux named 2018 inductee to Iowa State University Construction Engineering Hall of Fame

Members of the Cyclone Energy team outside Iowa State University's Family Resource Center. Photo Courtesy Cyclone Energy.

New year, new team, same goal

Submitted by Julie “JP” Penton, Cyclone Energy member It’s springtime, and Cyclone Energy is ready! After winning last year’s ELECTRI International Green Energy Challenge (GEC), the team is working hard to get another win for the books. If they bring home first place this year, it would be the fifth consecutive win. One of the … Continue reading New year, new team, same goal

McLaren, Taylor, Gronewold, and Shah with their Student Chapter of the Year trophy. Photos courtesy ISU MCA.

Iowa State Mechanical Contractors Association wins Student Chapter of the Year

Mechanical Contractors Association of America awards Student Chapter, Educator of the Year to Iowa State students and faculty member On Mar. 28, the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) awarded the ISU Mechanical Contractors Association (ISU MCA) with the MCAA Student Chapter of the Year. Brad Perkins, adviser of ISU MCA and senior lecturer of construction … Continue reading Iowa State Mechanical Contractors Association wins Student Chapter of the Year

Li joins Iowa State Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Department as fiscal coordinator

Department welcomes new professional and scientific staff member to team Ying Li joined Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE) this week as the department’s new fiscal coordinator. Li holds master’s degrees in both accountancy and real estate management from California State University and the National University of Singapore, respectively. … Continue reading Li joins Iowa State Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Department as fiscal coordinator

ISU AGC takes a group picture during their five work days in the OKC area. Photos courtesy Nathan Pals.

Spring break takes Iowa State Associated General Contractors to Oklahoma for service

Construction engineering students spend five days repairing flood-damaged homes Five days on a beach isn’t Parker Lloyd’s idea of spring break. For the past two years, his vacation has included hard-core volunteer opportunities across the nation with Iowa State University’s Associated General Contractors student chapter (ISU AGC). “When you go on these trips, you get … Continue reading Spring break takes Iowa State Associated General Contractors to Oklahoma for service

Poleacovschi earns fall 2017 PIRS Research Seed Grant for micropolitan resilience studies

Interdisciplinary research explores ways that communities recover from economic shock and methods for struggling populations to adapt Last week, Iowa State University announced the recipients of the fall 2017 Presidential Interdisciplinary Research Seed (PIRS) Grant Program. Cristina Poleacovschi, assistant professor of construction engineering and principal investigator of the research project, “Resilient Micropolitan Areas: Evaluating Coping … Continue reading Poleacovschi earns fall 2017 PIRS Research Seed Grant for micropolitan resilience studies