CIVIL & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

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Welcome to the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Houston. We are located in Houston, Texas; a city with one of the highest concentrations of civil and environmental engineering companies in the country. Our educational programs offer unique opportunities for a successful career start. The Department has approximately 383 undergraduates and 169 graduate students pursuing BSCE, MS, MCE and PhD degrees in civil and environmental engineering.

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A team of researchers from University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering and Qatar University has won a $779,000 grant to develop a new way to rehabilitate deteriorating reinforced concrete structures.

March 26, 2014
A team of researchers from University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering and Qatar University has won a $779,000 grant to develop a new way to rehabilitate deteriorating reinforced concrete...
Cullen College researchers are developing a low-cost system that can send out warnings when an excavator is digging to close to a pipeline.

Damage to natural gas pipelines is both dangerous and expensive to repair. Much of it is also entirely avoidable.

Excavators cause about 30 percent of pipeline damage incidents. In most of these events, the team working the excavator hadn’t bothered to find out if a natural gas pipeline is nearby before digging, even though there’s a national hotline set up to provide this information 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

March 18, 2014
Damage to natural gas pipelines is both dangerous and expensive to repair. Much of it is also entirely avoidable. Excavators cause about 30 percent of pipeline damage incidents. In most of these...
Chellam

Anyone with respiratory sensitivities like asthma or allergies knows Houston’s air quality can be a problem.

March 4, 2014
Anyone with respiratory sensitivities like asthma or allergies knows Houston’s air quality can be a problem.
National Engineers Week Runs February 16 to February 22.

Yesterday marked the start of National Engineers Week, a time to recognize the essential roles engineers play in modern society. In cooperation with the Houston Engineers Week Committee, engineering professional organizations and societies in and around the Houston area use this time to recognize their outstanding young members with a Young Engineer of the Year Award. This year, four alums of the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering received the honor.

February 17, 2014
Yesterday marked the start of National Engineers Week, a time to recognize the essential roles engineers play in modern society. In cooperation with the Houston Engineers Week Committee, engineering...

Department Updates

Civil Engineering Undergrad Awarded ASCE Scholarship
Civil Engineering Undergrad Awarded ASCE Scholarship
April 17, 2013

Josue Navarro, a civil engineering undergraduate student, received a Houston Branch ASCE Scholarship. He was recognized at the April 16 Houston Branch ASCE 70th Anniversary Luncheon by Brett Pope, P.E., (MCE ’11), ASCE Houston Branch Vice President - Education.

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Read the latest news and highlights from the UH Civil and Environmental Engineering department.

Featured Faculty Research

Hanadi S. Rifai, Ph.D., P.E.

Dr. Rifai's expertise includes ground water flow and transport modeling, risk assessment, natural attenuation, hazardous waste, hydrology, urban storm water...

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