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Samuel Ariaratnam named Beavers-Ames Chair in Heavy Construction

Sam Ariaratnam was named the Beavers-Ames Chair in Heavy Construction at ASU, a professorship designed to encourage students to pursue careers in heavy construction and connect them with professionals in the heavy construction industry.

#5 Civil Engineering online master's program ranked by U.S. News and World Report

ASU launches tribal coordination center to battle COVID-19

New ASU engineering research and outreach seeks to equip Native American authorities with data tools to better manage COVID-19.

Environmental engineering ranked #10 globally

ASU’s environmental engineering program ranked 10th globally in the annual Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, outperforming Princeton, the University of Colorado at Boulder and Yale University

Cold storage is crucial to COVID-19 vaccine distribution

New vaccines developed to counter the coronavirus require storage at low temperatures. Distribution demands carefully monitored use of refrigeration technology and specialized logistics known as a “cold chain.”

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What is “Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment”?

Sustainable engineering is a revolutionary approach to engineering that

  • Focuses on the long-lasting improvement of the human condition;
  • Recognizes the connections between infrastructure and the human and natural systems; and
  • Designs and constructs complex systems by considering environmental impacts, life-cycle assessment, and risk and uncertainty, along with technical and economic effectiveness.

The built environment includes society’s physical infrastructure and integrated systems that create the conditions for sustained health, prosperity and social well-being.

Involvement with the built environment generally includes the initiation of projects or programs through planning, design, construction, operations and decommissioning; the so-called “life-cycle” of the endeavor.

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Civil, environmental and sustainable engineering

Inspiring the next generation, ASU’s civil engineering curriculum sharpens your technical problem solving skills and frees your imagination to revolutionize current design principles into cutting-edge “green” engineering solutions.

Construction management and technology

ASU’s construction management curriculum provides the core principles of design, cost estimation, and planning. You will be prepared to direct the entire building process or guide the maintenance, operation, renovation, or decommissioning of existing facilities.

Construction Engineering

One of the leading programs nationwide, ASU’s construction engineering curriculum combines the design principles of civil engineering with the business knowledge of construction management.

Environmental Engineering

The environmental engineering BSE degree program will focus on the engineered processes and systems that preserve, protect and restore the natural environment for benefits to human health and ecosystem services.