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Tag: Department of Civil Construction and Environmental Engineering

NC State belltower and US flag in early morning light.

Apr 5, 2022

CCEE’s Joseph DeCarolis confirmed by Senate for Department of Energy role

CCEE professor and University Faculty Scholar Dr. Joseph DeCarolis was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as administrator of the Energy Information Administration (EIA) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). 

rows of vials containing covid-19 vaccine

Apr 1, 2022

Researchers roll out data on COVID vaccine distribution and waste

The researchers hope others can use the data to improve vaccination efforts in the future. 

bell tower

Mar 24, 2022

NC State student chapter designated as “Outstanding University” by American Concrete Institute

The NC State American Concrete Institute (ACI) student chapter was given “Outstanding University” status by ACI, which identifies universities based on their participation in select ACI-related activities and programs through a points system. This year, 86 universities received recognition as part of the ACI Excellent or Outstanding Universities Award Program.  

Photo of graduate students waving at camera from behind a presentation table.

Mar 10, 2022

2022 EWC Graduate Research Symposium showcases melting pot of sustainable, innovative research

The annual, student-organized symposium highlights the current research conducted by CCEE’s EWC group, providing an opportunity for graduate students to gain experience in preparing and delivering 18 posters and 20 oral presentations of their research.  

View of old Bonner Bridge from new bridge.

Mar 2, 2022

The old Bonner Bridge provides a new kind of service for CCEE researchers

When the Bonner Bridge opened over North Carolina’s Oregon Inlet in 1963, it was projected to have a lifespan of 30 years. Now, Bonner Bridge is being deconstructed,but the old structure will provide ongoing service by helping researchers determine how to extend the service lives of concrete bridges. 

Students make their way to the Talley Student Union through a tunnel.

Feb 28, 2022

EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge submission presents potential solution to tunnel flooding

Their design primarily focuses on mitigating the amount of water going into the tunnel from the large parking lot on the northwest side of the tunnel. 

Colin Ramalho

Feb 10, 2022

Goodnight Scholar spotlight: Colin Ramalho

Now one semester and counting into his Construction Engineering degree NC State, Ramalho reflects on the unique perspective transfer students bring to NC State, and his plans for the upcoming summer term. 

James Levis on WRAL News

Feb 2, 2022

CCEE’s Dr. James Levis featured on WRAL for work on online solid waste-systems management tool

CCEE Research Assistant Professor Dr. James Levis was featured on news broadcast station WRAL for his work on SwolfPly — Solid Waste Optimization Life-Cycle Framework in Python — a free online tool developed at NC State with “models designed to better manage solid waste systems and environmental goals in the most cost effective way possible.” 

Screen capture of PBS video showing Katherine Anarde next to body of water.

Jan 27, 2022

Katherine Anarde’s work on “Sunny Day Flooding” research featured on PBS

CCEE assistant professor Dr. Katherine Anarde and other researchers from NC State and UNC Chapel Hill were featured on PBS for their work on the Sunny Day Flooding Project, which focuses on working with coastal communities in North Carolina to measure, model and better understand the causes and impacts of chronic flooding.  

Jan 21, 2022

New tool to help solid-waste systems reach cost, environmental goals

The free tool that uses models to help solid waste systems achieve their environmental goals in the most cost-efficient way possible.