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Civil and Construction Engineering


Sustainability Lab well represented at Utah Water Users Workshop

April 08, 2024 09:26 AM
Four CCE Sustainability Lab members spoke at the Utah Water Users Workshop in St. George, Utah, last month. The event drew hundreds of water professionals from around the state. Read Full Story

Symposium celebrates 50 years of Safe Drinking Water Act

March 15, 2024 04:39 PM
The program included faculty and industry speakers, student posters, and lab tours. Read Full Story

Braxton Porter passes thesis defense

March 15, 2024 04:28 PM
His research can help incentivize actions to prevent water quality degradation from wildfires. Read Full Story

Annelise Capener passes thesis defense

March 06, 2024 07:51 PM
Her research demonstrates how remote sensing can support urban irrigation analysis, even when water use is unmetered. The findings may eventually lead to more automated feedback for water users and more targeted water conservation activities by water suppliers. Read Full Story

Sustainability Lab Hosts Interdisciplinary Workshop on Poverty in Nepali Brick Kiln Communities

December 01, 2023 02:46 PM
Students and faculty from the Sustainability Lab, joined by an interdisciplinary group of academics and practitioners, discuss air quality, education, and infrastructure in Nepal's brick kiln factories. The event was co-hosted by the Ballard Center for Social Impact and is part of a larger initiative to understand and address the complicated and interconnected challenges of poverty. Read Full Story

Study reveals cost, energy needed to pump Pacific Ocean water into Great Salt Lake

November 16, 2023 06:49 PM
A new study by BYU engineers shows just how much it will cost, and how much energy it will take, to save the Great Salt Lake by pumping water in from the Pacific Ocean. Read Full Story

Addressing Interrelated Challenges of Poverty in Nepal

October 06, 2023 01:31 PM
An interdisciplinary team seeks to understand the challenge of poverty in the brick kilns of Nepal, and finds that community members hope to improve air quality, critical infrastructure, and education. Read Full Story

Analysis of Irrigation by Remote Sensing (AIRS) supports water sustainability

October 05, 2023 10:53 AM
On urban parcels in particular, irrigation is difficult to measure and manage because of so many variables in landscape size, shape, quality, and water use behavior. Annelise Capener, a graduate student in the Sustainability Lab, is studying how remote sensing can help. Read Full Story

How do drinking water utilities use artificial intelligence?

May 17, 2023 01:46 PM
“AI is just one of many tools a water utility may choose to use, and although many currently choose not to, they are open to the idea,” BYU researchers say. Read Full Story

Andrew South receives Experiential Learning Award

April 28, 2023 03:52 PM
Civil and Construction Engineering professor Dr. Andrew South was selected as the College of Engineering recipient in BYU's 2023 Experiential Learning Awards. Read Full Story