Construction and Infrastructure Systems Engineering

Cho is construction group’s distinguished professor of the year

Associate Professor Yong Cho with his Distinguished Professor award from the Construction Industry Institute. (Photo Courtesy: Construction Industry Institute)

A consortium of construction firms has named Yong Cho its distinguished professor for 2018, recognizing his commitment to incorporating the latest industry research in his courses.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Silence to sound: Looking at Twitter posts from 2017’s Hurricane Harvey shows lack of activity can tell first responders where trouble’s brewing

Floodwaters cover Port Arthur, Texas, on August 31, 2017, following Hurricane Harvey. Staff Sgt. Daniel J. Martinez took this photo from a South Carolina Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during rescue operations following the storm. (Photo: Staff Sgt. Daniel J. Martinez, U.S. Air National Guard)

With another hurricane season beginning June 1 — and some forecasters predicting another busy one — researchers in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering are working on a tool to help first-responders use Twitter activity to identify developing crises after a storm while also helping civilians more effectively plug in to disaster response efforts.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Teams of industry mentors, students compete in Tech Blitz to 'radically' boost Living Building construction productivity

The Living Building from the northwest, showing the building's "porch" opening to the Eco-Commons to the west. (Image Courtesy: The Miller Hull Partnership and Lord Aeck Sargent)

Industry mentors will team with civil and environmental engineering students in a day-long competition April 10 aimed at improving the construction of Georgia Tech’s Living Building.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Construction industry group honors Ashuri as outstanding researcher

Associate Professor Baabak Ashuri, who was named Outstanding Early Career Researcher for 2018 by the Construction Industry Institute.

The Construction Industry Institute has selected Baabak Ashuri as its 2018 Outstanding Early Career Researcher.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Marks joins faculty as construction engineering professor of the practice

Eric Marks joined the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Aug. 1 as a professor of the practice — a homecoming of sorts, since Marks earned his Ph.D. in the School a few years ago.

Students studying construction engineering in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering will see a new face in their classes starting this fall. Eric Marks joined the School Aug. 1 as a professor of the practice — a homecoming of sorts, since Marks earned his Ph.D. in the School a few years ago.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Smart Cities: Innovative approaches combining engineering, technology and the social sciences are boosting the urban IQ

Smart Cities graphic with a rendering of the city of Atlanta.

Georgia Tech has been intensifying its smart cities initiative, including membership in the national MetroLab Network and the launch of a new faculty council with members from more than a dozen university units. Tech has long been working in the, but the now the Institute is organizing all the research that’s happening to have a bigger impact.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Researchers work to make robots the first-responders after nuclear power plant disasters

International Atomic Energy Agency fact-finding team leader Mike Weightman examines Reactor Unit 3 at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant on May 27, 2011. The team assessed damage from an earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 that caused three reactors at the plant to meltdown. (Photo: Gregg Webb / International Atomic Energy Agency)

Disasters at nuclear power plants present all kinds of problems for search and rescue teams, from lethal radiation exposure to danger from weakened structures. Associate Professor Yong Cho has begun work on a new project that could one day put robots on the ground in the immediate aftermath of a meltdown or other catastrophe, helping to rescue people trapped in the plant and contain dangerous nuclear material in situations where quick action is critical.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Change agent: Many resist change, but John Taylor has made a career studying it

John E. Taylor, the new Frederick L. Olmsted Profession in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. (Photo: Jess Hunt-Ralston)

John E. Taylor joined the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the summer of 2016 as the inaugural Frederick L. Olmsted Professor. Taylor studies the dynamics where human and engineered networks meet, making him an ideal fit for an endowed professorship named for the father of landscape architecture and a designer who believed engineered infrastructure should be both functional and aesthetically appealing, serving society’s needs while also creating more livable and healthy communities.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Clough elected to National Academy of Construction

G. Wayne Clough with National Academy of Construction President Hugh Rice. Clough was inducted into the academy's 2016 class of new members Oct. 20. (Photo Courtesy: National Academy of Construction)

Georgia Tech President Emeritus G. Wayne Clough has a new accolade to add to his long list of honors: member of the National Academy of Construction.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Failing infrastructure: We can’t fix it all, so Chloe Johansen’s research will help us prioritize

Ph.D. student Chloe Johansen meets with her TI:GER program group in October 2016 to talk about their project. (Photo: Joshua Stewart)

Chloe Johansen, a School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Ph.D. student, is working on an idea with Assistant Professor Iris Tien they think will make a difference in improving America's crumbling infrastructure. It's work with so much potential that Johansen is working with other Georgia Tech and Emory University graduate students to commercialize her research.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

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