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, Florida.
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 turtle shells.
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.