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The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers Bachelor of Science programs in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering, Master of Science programs in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering, and doctoral degrees in Civil Engineering. Enrollment stands at more than 1,000 undergraduate students and about 150 graduate students, including over 80 doctoral students.

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Dec 8, 2022: 2022 International Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference: Including Advanced Bridge Technologies at Hyatt Regency Miami

To see a Short Video capturing highlights of the last (2019) face to face conference, click here.
For highlights of the 2014, 2015 and 2017 Conferences use this link.

About the Conference

The 2022 International Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference: Including Advanced Bridge Technologies will be a premier bridge engineering conference that is co-sponsored by 32 State DOTs, the Federal Highway Administration, and other bridge-related organizations. In 2022, the conference will also include topics related to advance technologies that affect all bridges, in addition to influencing the projects that uses Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC).

This Conference will also include keynote talks and technical presentations on Advanced Technologies that are transforming bridge engineering in general and ABC specifically. These technologies include automation and additive manufacturing (3D Printing) using concrete and steel, and advancements in UHPC. The 2022 conference will be held face-to-face on December 7-9, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency Miami located in Miami, Florida. Several ABC workshops will be held on Wednesday, December 7 one day prior to the conference.

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Dec 7, 2022: 2022 International Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference: Including Advanced Bridge Technologies at Hyatt Regency Miami

To see a Short Video capturing highlights of the last (2019) face to face conference, click here.
For highlights of the 2014, 2015 and 2017 Conferences use this link.

About the Conference

The 2022 International Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference: Including Advanced Bridge Technologies will be a premier bridge engineering conference that is co-sponsored by 32 State DOTs, the Federal Highway Administration, and other bridge-related organizations. In 2022, the conference will also include topics related to advance technologies that affect all bridges, in addition to influencing the projects that uses Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC).

This Conference will also include keynote talks and technical presentations on Advanced Technologies that are transforming bridge engineering in general and ABC specifically. These technologies include automation and additive manufacturing (3D Printing) using concrete and steel, and advancements in UHPC. The 2022 conference will be held face-to-face on December 7-9, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency Miami located in Miami, Florida. Several ABC workshops will be held on Wednesday, December 7 one day prior to the conference.

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Oct 20, 2022: Seminar: Urban Watershed Hydrologic Characterization and Management through Data-Model Integration at EC – Engineering Center

Urban Watershed Hydrologic Characterization and Management through Data-Model Integration

by:

Kun Zhang | Postdoctoral Research Associate

Marquette University

EC 3930 | October 20, 2022 | 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Urban watersheds, as highly nonlinear dynamical systems, are “stressed” by ongoing urbanization, deteriorating water infrastructure, and climate change. More frequent, damaging, and costly floods and degraded water quality increases the need for a new paradigm for urban stormwater management. More advanced monitoring and modeling strategies are needed to better characterize hydrologic processes and implement water infrastructure in urban watersheds. In this talk, first, some efforts in characterizing the partitioning of infiltrated stormwater and investigating its impact on water balances in urban watersheds will be introduced. In these works, a physically-based model was developed to quantify inflow and infiltration (I/I) into sanitary sewers, and hydrograph-based analysis was performed to quantify the impact of I/I on urban water balances and flow regimes. Second, some ongoing efforts in predicting hydrologic and water quality signals across watersheds will be introduced. In these works, sparse sensing technique was utilized to predict high-frequency hydrologic and water quality time-series and optimize the sampling strategies by leveraging the latent low-dimensional features in the signals.

Dr. Kun Zhang is a Postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at Marquette University. He obtained his Ph.D. from The University of Hong Kong in Civil Engineering in 2020. Dr. Zhang’s research at Marquette is mostly focused on studying the hydrologic impacts of climate and urbanization stressors and exploring solutions to increase the resilience of urban water infrastructure. He integrated physically-based and data-driven models with data to simulate surface and subsurface hydrologic processes in urban watersheds and optimize the implementation of green-grey stormwater infrastructure.

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