By uyen on January 16, 2024
1. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and the program that you are in? My name is Brody Granger and I completed my M.A.Sc. in Civil Engineering in the discipline of Environmental Fluid Mechanics with Dr. Bernard Laval in 2020. Since then I’ve been working for Dr. Laval as a research assistant, […]
UBC Civil in the media – UBC team probing tire chemical linked to salmon death wins $1.8M in funding
By uyen on December 19, 2023
It was one of 58 B.C. projects splitting $86 million in funding for salmon protection and habitat restoration.
Revolutionizing Affordable Housing: Dr. Tony Yang’s Research on Reinforcing Concrete Construction with Welded Wire Mesh
By uyen on November 22, 2023
Rapid population growth in major cities worldwide has created immense challenges when seeking affordable housing. However, excess construction costs can be reduced by employing concrete elements such as slabs, panels, and beams that are reinforced with welded wire mesh (WWM). This material consists of electrically welded rods to form a uniformly continuous mesh which has […]
By uyen on October 24, 2023
The key things for success in any disaster response plan are: for everyone involved to know what their responsibilities are
By uyen on October 23, 2023
Four of the twelve funded projects are under the skilled guidance of faculty from UBC Civil Engineering
By uyen on October 18, 2023
UBC engineering experts were among a group of researchers that visited Turkey to study the aftermath of its earthquake
By uyen on October 16, 2023
This announcement originally appeared on UBC Environmental Engineering. UBC Environmental Engineering (ENVL) has achieved the maximum allowable accreditation period for a new program by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB). The first accreditation period will be for three years for the four-year program at the UBC Vancouver campus, with regular renewal procedures planned to maintain program accreditation […]
By uyen on October 10, 2023
UBC Civil Engineering’s REACT Lab has been honored with the 2023 Climate Action Award from the Community Energy Association for their work on an income-qualified e-bike incentive program in collaboration with the District of Saanich, British Columbia and the Greater Victoria Community Social Planning Council. This award highlights the effectiveness of the program in reducing […]
By uyen on September 5, 2023
This research is crucial in BC where the next major earthquake is not a question of ‘if,’ but ‘when.”
By uyen on July 31, 2023
Salmon holds immense ecological and cultural significance in B.C. However, the survival of these magnificent fish is under threat due to multiple stressors. Among the challenge salmon fac is a toxic chemical associated with car tires, which finds its way into our rivers and streams when rainwater washes it off roads. Fortunately, there’s a ray […]
By uyen on July 26, 2023
Originally published in: UBC News Most navigation apps can show you the fastest possible route to your destination and some can even suggest an eco-friendly route calculated to produce the least amount of carbon emissions. But what if they could also map the safest route with the lowest possible risk of a crash? A new algorithm developed […]
By uyen on July 25, 2023
By uyen on July 18, 2023
Joining UBC in 1976, Professor Isaacson remained at the forefront of research, teaching, and professional engagements.
By uyen on July 5, 2023
This recognition is a testament to their dedication to teaching and exemplary service to the university.
By uyen on June 30, 2023
By uyen on June 21, 2023
Kishoare Tamanna, a PhD student in Civil Engineering and a UBC Killam Doctoral Scholar at the School of Engineering, is making waves in the field of sustainable infrastructure development. Working at the Applied Laboratory for Advanced Materials and Structures (ALAMS) under the guidance of Professor Shahria Alam and co-supervised by Professor Tony Yang at the […]
By uyen on June 8, 2023
The UBC Concrete Canoe team’s journey in the summer of 2022 was filled with challenges, but their unwavering dedication and resilience propelled them to remarkable success. The team’s outstanding performance at the ASCE Pacific Northwest competition, securing 3rd place overall and achieving notable victories in the races, stands as a testament to their skill and […]
By uyen on June 5, 2023
Dr. Yang’s election to the CAE is a testament to his remarkable contributions and career in the field of engineering
Assistant Professor Zhengbo Zou Received NERSC Grant to enhance human-robot interaction in construction
By uyen on June 1, 2023
Alliance grants encourage university researchers to collaborate with partner organizations.
By uyen on May 25, 2023
Originally published in Mechanical Business. Teams from the University of British Columbia and the University of Waterloo are among the winners of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Solar Decathlon 2023 Build Challenge. This was the 21st edition of the annual Solar Decathlon, a student competition that challenges the next generation of building professionals to design […]
By uyen on May 18, 2023
The benefits of the UBC-TEBO collaboration will go far beyond these organizations.
By uyen on May 16, 2023
Although their tower collapsed, their exceptional performance still earned them the second highest overall score
By uyen on May 11, 2023
On Design and Innovation Day in April, the project titled “Improving 16th Avenue for Walking, Biking and Rolling” by Team 10 from CIVL 446 was selected as the winner of the project poster category among several amazing projects by civil engineering students. Team 10, consisting of Adi Henegar, Bahati Msakamali, Jasmine Ma, Jeremy Karkanis, […]
By uyen on May 10, 2023
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has bestowed upon Dr. Ehsan Noroozinejad, a distinguished Senior Researcher at UBC Smart Structures, the esteemed ASCE Associate Editor Award of the year. This recognition is an exceptional honor, given the competitive nature of the award, with nearly 1,000 Associate Editors hailing from eminent universities across more than […]
Assistant Professor Zhengbo Zou Receives NFRF Grant to Enhance Social-Emotional Intelligence of Construction Robots
By uyen on May 3, 2023
The grant aims to support transformative Canadian-led research projects
By uyen on May 1, 2023
The Great Hall of the Museum of Anthropology at UBC (MOA) is a cultural and architectural masterpiece that requires modern seismic safety measures to protect against future risk
By uyen on March 31, 2023
Dr. Amy Kim and Dr. Tarek Sayed are among the 2022 recipients for UBC’s prestigious Killam Research Prize and Accelerator Fellowship.
Turning disasters into knowledge, Professor Trevor Carey travelled to Taiwan to advance earthquake resilience
By miyuki konishi on March 29, 2023
Professor Trevor Carey was part of a team funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation that travelled to Hualien County in Southeastern Taiwan to study the impact of the September 2022 Taitung earthquakes.
By miyuki konishi on March 16, 2023
Professor Yang and his team are setting new standards for disaster-resilient, mass timber buildings.
By Lee on February 14, 2023
Dr. Zou imagines a future where robots and humans work hand-in-hand on construction sites to deliver projects and maintain buildings.
UBC Civil In The Media – Wastewater off flights from China to Vancouver will soon be tested for COVID-19
By Lee on January 4, 2023
Originally published in: Victoria News Pilot project coming into effect alongside new federal mandate for COVID tests. The Vancouver International Airport will soon be testing wastewater off flights arriving from China and Hong Kong, as part of the federal government’s efforts to track how many cases of COVID-19 may or may not be entering Canada from […]
By Lee on December 15, 2022
Originally published in: UBC News Chronic ship noise can lead to stress, hearing loss and feeding problems for marine mammals like whales, dolphins and porpoises. UBC researchers are diving in to help address the issue. According to project lead Dr. Rajeev Jaiman, an associate professor in the department of mechanical engineering, propeller noise accounts for much […]
Professor Nemy Banthia receives $1.5 million from NSERC to develop carbon-neutral materials to rehabilitate Vancouver sewerage
By Lee on July 27, 2022
The project will develop carbon-neutral geopolymer materials to coat pipes and manholes.
Civil Engineering faculty and students win Best Paper awards at Canadian Society for Civil Engineering conference
By Lee on June 21, 2022
Congratulations to Professor Tarek Sayed and PhD students Weijia Cai and Lei Huang.
UBC Civil In The Media – Des données du monde entier permettent d’estimer les risques sismiques en C.-B. (French)
By Lee on June 14, 2022
Originally published in: CBC Radio Canada Pendant que la Colombie-Britannique poursuit son programme d’atténuation sismique et continue à rénover ses écoles, des experts expliquent que ces décisions politiques ont été prises sur la base de données issues du monde entier, faute de tremblement de terre majeur survenu dans la province. Les prévisions séismologiques se fondent notamment sur […]
UBC Civil In The Media – Séismes: près de 300 écoles de la Colombie-Britannique toujours à risque (French)
By Lee on June 14, 2022
Originally published in: CBC Radio Canada Le programme d’atténuation sismique de la Colombie-Britannique, destiné à mettre 496 écoles de la province aux normes sismiques, arrive à mi-chemin. En date de mai 2022, 202 écoles ont été rénovées ou reconstruites, 25 sont en construction, cinq sont à construire, 14 sont en cours d’analyse de rentabilisation et 250 sont classées parmi les « priorités […]
Interview: Dr. Rachel Scholes featured as Emerging Investigator by RSC for work on reactive nitrogen in drinking water
By Lee on June 6, 2022
The series highlight research by newer voices with potential to influence future directions.
By Lee on June 2, 2022
Originally published by UBC Media Relations Love them or hate them, new mobility devices like e-bikes are here to stay. In one of the first large-scale studies to measure the real-world usage of these devices, UBC transportation researchers found that most other road users are comfortable sharing cycling lanes and off-street paths with these new […]
By Lee on April 27, 2022
Dr. Yang and his team of researchers received the grant to develop advanced structural and robotic technologies.
By Lee on March 9, 2022
Originally published in: Journal of Commerce Nemy Banthia, a professor of civil engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC), and his doctoral student Mohammed Farooq have developed a sensor network that can detect the early stages of mudslides and bridge foundation failures that are caused by flooding. What happens when rushing water assaults a […]
By Lee on February 8, 2022
Assistant Professor Ryan Ziels talks about his research on detecting COVID in wastewater.
By Lee on December 21, 2021
Originally published in: North Shore News 5G Internet technology is powering a new generation of smart technologies collectively known as the ‘Internet of Things.’ After the worst flooding in B.C.’s modern history, could the new tech also save our homes and bridges? The next generation of wireless internet technology has led to some big promises — […]