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COVID-19 may alter the future of how we navigate work and leisure

Social distancing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly reduced traffic across the country, such as along this stretch of the 101 freeway near Tempe, Arizona, since schools have closed, travel plans have been canceled and more people work from home.

Today’s engineers, builders already envisioning tomorrow’s infrastructure

Climate change, alternative energy, autonomous vehicles and high-tech construction systems are changing the way the built environment — the man-made infrastructure in which we live and work — is being planned by today’s engineers and builders.

ASU professor builds a student-focused learning environment

Christian Hoover’s classes on concrete design and structures as well as his research on energy dissipation in glass provide students with an immersive environment to learn about the design process in construction and gain valuable insights into industry experiences.

ASU researchers develop new hydrologic forecasting model from the ground up

The Rio Sonora basin in Mexico was the testbed for a new hydrologic forecasting model developed by ASU hydrosystems engineering researchers Giuseppe Mascaro and Enrique Vivoni.

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.

Learn about our programs

Construction Management

Among the top programs in the country, ASU’s construction and facility management curriculum teaches you the core principles of design, cost estimation, and planning, and prepares you to lead and manage either the entire building process or the maintenance, operation, renovation, or decommissioning of existing facilities.

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 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.