Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering

Research and Discovery

Students and faculty in the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering are impacting the local community with research focused on sustainable infrastructure, hazard mitigation, historic preservation, and fundamental research on component behavior.

The Institute of Architectural Engineering Heritage continues its multi-year collaboration with Rancho La Union, documenting and helping to preserve South Texas history.

Recently funded research projects include:

  • "Develop Guidebook for Managing System Costs: Operational and Capital Cost Management at Rural and Small Urban Public Transit Systems."  Funded by TxDOT.  Dr. Hessami is PI.
  • "Dune Restoration at Isla Blanca Park, Cameron County, TX - Phase II."  Funded by Cameron County, TX.  Dr. Choi is Co-PI.
  • "Resilient Coastal Dune Ecosystems for Erosion and Habitat Protection at South Padre Island."  Funded by Texas General Land Office.  Dr. Choi is Co-PI.
  • "Curricular Integration of Design and Material Standards in Engineering (CID-MaSE)."  Funded by NIST.  Dr. Bailey is Co-PI.