What do Civil and Environmental Engineers do?
Civil and Environmental Engineers make sure that you have clean water to drink, clean air to breath, safe buildings to live and work in, roads to drive on, trains and buses to ride in, and we even treat sewage and waste water. We construct and maintain buildings, roads, railroads, dams, waterways, waste treatment plants, landfills and other structures and systems. Furthermore, we focus on accomplishing these essential features of society using a minimum amount of energy, and by making the smallest possible environmental impact. We ensure that the built environment functions properly following disasters such as earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, and terror attacks. Civil and Environmental Engineers bear tremendous responsibility and are essential for the proper functioning of society.
Guiding Vision of our Department:
"Engineering Sustainable Infrastructure for the Future"
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Strives To:
|•||Educate engineering leaders who can work in a multi-disciplinary environment to anticipate and address evolving challenges.|
|•||Develop and apply high performance structural materials and systems.|
|•||Develop performance‐based earthquake engineering as a new paradigm for analysis and design of disaster‐resistant infrastructure.|
|•||Improve the reliability, performance, and disaster-resistance of water supplies, treatment processes, and distribution systems.|
|•||Create new engineering materials to improve the performance of infrastructure.|
|•||Characterize and mitigate natural and man-made hazards.|
|•||Improve fundamental knowledge of the inter-relations between the built environment and natural systems.|
|•||Develop the technological innovations needed to safeguard, improve, and economize infrastructure and society.|