The New ABCs of Bridges

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The New ABCs of Bridges

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The New ABCs of Bridges – click here to read full article Prism Magazine: January 2017 Atorod Azizinamini directs the Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transpiration Center at Florida International University … Terry, Prism magazine is an ASEE publication.

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[FIU News] U.S. Dept. of Transportation awards FIU millions to help build safer bridges

The U.S. Department of Transportation is advancing the FIU Bridge Engineering Program’s efforts to make the country’s aging bridges safer. FIU will receive $1.5 million per year, for five years, for its Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center (ABC-UTC). A combined match from the state and private sector will bring the award to more than $10 […]

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[FIU News] FIU in D.C. debuts innovative bridge, high-rise design classes for professionals

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For the first time last week, FIU in D.C. offered classes for engineering professionals and graduate students from around the country. “Design of Steel Bridges” – taught by Atorod Azizinamini, chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering – was the first FIU course to leverage the university’s preeminent research strengths for a national executive educational […]

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FIU in D.C.: Accelerated bridge construction findings presented

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Last week, while FIU joined the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Innovation: An American Imperative (#InnovationImperative) initiative to encourage Congress to support more STEM research, the College of Engineering & Computing’s Atorod Azizinamini also presented on Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) at the U.S. Dept. of Transportation. Plus, a very special Panther alumna joined […]

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[Miami Herald] Building a bridge in a day: Miami conference shows ’em how

BY GLENN GARVIN ggarvin@miamiherald.com It’s not exactly the way Miami conventions look in chamber of commerce sales brochure, but the 600 or so highway administrators and engineers seemed to be having a great time at Miami’s Hyatt Regency Monday, playing patch-the-pothole with sample batches of asphalt (pretty much as messy as it sounds), watching videos […]

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Wall of Wind as a Unique Educational Tool

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The Wall of Wind (WOW), recently designated by NSF as one of the nation’s major “Experimental Facilities (EFs)” under the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) Program, is allowing CEE students to acquire unique education in wind engineering. Dr. Arindam Chowdhury, Associate Professor of CEE and Director of WOW, will integrate evidence-based instructional practices and […]

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Faculty certified Top 25 list of most downloaded articles during 2014

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Dr. Ioannis Zisis, Assistant Professor from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, received a certificate from Elsevier, the official journal by the International Associations for Wind Engineering. His journal paper titled: “Local and Overall Wind Pressure and Force Coefficients for Solar Panels” was ranked 23 on the top 25 in the list of most downloaded […]

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Two students receive Eisenhower Fellowships

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The Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) Transportation Research Board Fellowship provides funding for students pursuing degrees in transportation related disciplines. Recently Mario Rojas and Andres McEwen were named Eisenhower Fellows to conduct research and present their research results at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. in January 2016. Mario […]

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White House honors FIU bridge expert as Champion of Change

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The White House and the U.S. Department of Transportation will honor Atorod Azizinamini, chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Florida International University’s College of Engineering and Computing, for his innovations in making the nation’s aging bridges safer. Azizinamini has been named a 2015 White House Transportation Champion of Change. The White […]

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NSF makes Florida universities national hub for hurricane mitigation research

The National Science Foundation today announced grants to Florida International University and University of Florida totaling nearly $8 million that will position the state to become a national hub for research into making homes and businesses safer in hurricanes and tornadoes. FIU’s Wall of Wind and UF’s Powell Family Structures and Materials Laboratory are now among seven […]

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