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FIU lands Tier One University Transportation Center on Accelerated Bridge Construction

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded FIU a $1.4 million grant to work on one of the nation’s leading challenges—deteriorating bridges. The Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center (ABC-UTC) at FIU is the first federally-funded entity focused on developing technology and methods to improve and accelerate the construction of bridges.

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Larry Griffis, member of national academy of engineering, joins department as Professor of Practice 

Lawrence G. Griffis, P.E., is joining the FIU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty as a professor of practice. Griffis, known as one of the most established building designers in the world, will provide students and faculty with tremendous opportunities in the educational and research fronts.

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Transforming travel demand models for a better transportation system tomorrow
 
One of the most important issues affecting the daily lives of residents of Miami-Dade County in South Florida is the ever-changing transportation system. With an approximate population of 2.56 million people and an estimated 13.9 million tourists each year, driving in the city can often feel like an unwanted challenge.

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FIU’s Accelerated Bridge Construction Center announces October monthly webinar

FIU’s Center for Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) Oct. 24 monthly webinar will feature Dr. Bijan Khaleghu, P.E., S.E., of the Washington State Department of Transportation. Entitled “Washington State’s Skagit River Bridge Emergency Slide,” the topic of his presentation is related to bridge project where a sliding technique was used during the construction.

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Can wetlands mitigate global warming?

South Florida, home to Florida International University, has one of the world’s largest wetlands located in its backyard. Working within close proximity to this natural resource, CEE Assistant Professor of Ecological and Water Resources Engineering Dr. Omar I. Abdul-Aziz has decided to research the role wetlands play in regards to global warming.

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FIU helping to enhance the service life of bridges

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) is proud to announce that the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academy of Engineering, on October 29, 2013, will focus and showcase the research products that were developed as part of SHRP2 R19A project entitled “Bridges for Service Life beyond 100 Years: Innovative Systems, Subsystems, and Components.”

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Towards hurricane-resilient structures with WOW

Natural disasters can have a devastating effect on society, affecting people and infrastructure in often unalterable ways. Andrew, Katrina and Sandy are just a few of the powerful hurricanes that have greatly affected our nation. Hurricane-resilient infrastructure has a champion in CEE’s Dr. Ioannis Zisis.

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Kingsley Lau addresses national challenges in corrosion durability of bridges

Civil and environmental engineers are the modern-day builders of civilization. From airports to parking lots, these engineers are responsible for the infrastructure that billions of people use every single day. One problem that has become a costly durability issue for civil infrastructures is corrosion.

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