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Tag: Department of Civil Construction and Environmental Engineering

three pallets of bundled cardboard waste sit on a loading dock

Jan 20, 2022

New Tool to Help Solid-Waste Systems Reach Cost, Environmental Goals

The free tool that uses models to help solid waste systems achieve their environmental goals in the most cost-efficient way possible. 

Chris Frey and Joe DeCarolis

Oct 5, 2021

NC State Faculty Nominated for Key White House Roles

The faculty have been asked to take on leadership roles at the EPA and Department of Energy. 

aerial photograph of the ocean, beach, dunes, a highway, and then wetlands

Sep 28, 2021

Quantifying Change on Barrier Islands Highlights the Value of Storms

Researchers have developed a way to quantify landscape changes on barrier islands. What they found may surprise you. 

aerial view of a farmhouse, vehicles and outbuildings during a flood. all of the structures are submerged, leaving only roofs exposed

Aug 24, 2021

Human, Swine Waste Pose Dual Threats to Water Quality After Flooding

People in eastern NC face multiple water pollution hazards after hurricanes. 

diagram of metamaterial in cross-section explaining how its properties can be manipulated

Aug 17, 2021

Using Bioinspired Microvasculature to Control Material Properties

A vascular metamaterial can be reconfigured to modify its thermal and electromagnetic properties. 

A group of middle school students sit on a log and look out onto a lake.

Aug 10, 2021

Researchers Incorporate Marginalized Voices in Climate Change Solutions

As experts at NC State study aspects of climate change, they strive to center marginalized voices to ensure groups facing the highest risk aren’t overlooked. 

flood waters rise up the side of a levee

Jan 21, 2020

Study Finds Flooding Damage to Levees Is Cumulative – and Often Invisible

Repeated flooding has a cumulative effect on the integrity of earthen levees, suggesting that extreme weather associated with climate change could pose significant risks for the nation’s aging levees. 

Alumnus Brad McCoy stands in NC State's Constructed Facility Lab.

Jun 5, 2019

Breathing New Life Into Old Bridges

Bridges across our state are in rough shape, but NC State alumnus Brad McCoy has developed a solution to give them new life — and keep us safely on the road.