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ASCE chapter wins nine awards in 2021 regional conference

Mar. 31, 2021—Vanderbilt civil engineering undergraduates reimagined infrastructure of a future megacity to support vertical gardens as an answer to food shortages. They devised ways to make in-person conferences more sustainable. In a timed transportation engineering challenge, they tasks such as documenting traffic light signal timing and redesigning an existing street for safer pedestrian use. Those were...

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National experts diagnose ‘epidemic of uncertainty’ on healthcare construction, tech investment, patient experience

Aug. 4, 2017—In today’s political climate, uncertainty impairs the ability of health care facilities to plan for the future, expand to meet demand, and take full advantage of technological leaps. How to balance that uncertainty with patient needs, aging infrastructure, and growing security threats is the focus of the School of Engineering’s 11th Annual Healthcare Design &...

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Bridge designed by CE seniors to improve Honduran villagers’ access, safety

May. 3, 2017—When Jake Van Geffen and Luke Van de Vate arrived in San Esteban last May, a few things became immediately clear. The bridge they and teammate Paloma Mendoza, all Vanderbilt civil engineering seniors, needed to design was going to be long. The “traffic,” as such, in the agrarian community near the Rio Grande in Honduras,...

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How much more development can Nashville sustain?

Mar. 9, 2017—Gubernatorial candidate Karl Dean joins top builders, architects, and brokers at annual Construction Management Symposium Nashville has been on a roll, but Music City faces significant challenges to additional development, including high land prices, limited mass transit, increased traffic congestion, and a shortage of affordable housing for renters as well as homeowners, according to experts...

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Q&A: Vanderbilt alumna is GDOT’s first female chief engineer

Dec. 31, 2014—A Vanderbilt University School of Engineering alumna is the first female chief engineer for Georgia’s transportation department. Meg Bryson Pirkle earned her Vanderbilt bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1989 and went to work for Georgia Department of Transportation’s planning department the same year, later earning her master’s in civil engineering from Georgia Tech. She’s currently...

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