An article in USA Today about the collapse of a
pedestrian bridge in Miami that had only been put in place Saturday
interviews Amjad Aref, professor of civil, structural and
environmental engineering, who said the designers would have
created temporary supports for it until it was connected
permanently to the structure’s columns and foundation.
A civil engineering senior witnessed experts in the field of
structural and bridge engineering discuss her research during the
National Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) Conference in Miami,
An article on Eos, a publication of the American
Geophysical Union, about using airborne lidar, a pulsed laser light
technology, to hasten rescues from compromised buildings interviews
Chris Renschler, associate professor of geography and an
investigator with MCEER.
A new research project, funded by the Australian Research
Council (ARC), uses biologically inspired structural engineering.
Specifically, the research team hopes to develop a lightweight
composite system similar, in concept, to the armoring systems in
Last year, a UB assistant professor in the Department of Civil,
Structural and Environmental Engineering, and two of her PhD
students participated in two international bridge engineering
events in 2017.