The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, which is ranked in the top 10 accredited civil and environmental engineering departments by the US News and World Report survey, is one of the largest programs in the United States. The Department has 46 full-time faculty, 657 undergraduate, and 400 graduate students. Civil engineers are the principal designers, constructors, operators, and caretakers of many of the constructed facilities and systems that contribute to the high quality of life enjoyed in the United States. The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers educational programs in all areas of civil engineering practice.

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  • Sustainable Construction Risk Perceptions in the Kuwaiti Construction Industry 

    Ismael, Dalya; Shealy, Tripp (MDPI, 2018-06-03)
    Sustainable construction is fundamentally different than traditional construction because it requires whole systems thinking, early collaboration across stakeholders, and core principles like reducing resource consumption, ...
  • CEE Alumni News, Summer 2018 

    Unknown author (2018)
    This is the 2018 alumni newsletter for the Charles E. Via Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
  • Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles: Financially Viable Option? 

    Soltani-Sobh, Ali; Heaslip, Kevin; Bosworth, Ryan; Barnes, Ryan (NAS, 2016)
    Natural gas vehicles are being developed because of increasing concerns about energy dependence, air quality and emissions, and, more recently, climate change. The major advantage of natural gas vehicles is their lower ...
  • Effects of wall roughness on turbulent junction flow characteristics 

    Apsilidis, Nikolaos; Diplas, Panayiotis; Dancey, Clinton L.; Bouratsis, Polydefkis (Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2015-12-26)
    Global measurements of turbulent flows at wall–cylinder junctions are employed to quantify the effects of wall roughness on the behavior of the horseshoe vortex system (HVS). Two laboratory setups were considered: one with ...
  • Time-resolved flow dynamics and Reynolds number effects at a wall-cylinder junction 

    Apsilidis, Nikolaos; Diplas, Panayiotis; Dancey, Clinton L.; Bouratsis, Polydefkis (Cambridge University Press, 2015-07-13)
    This study investigated the physics of separated turbulent flows near the vertical intersection of a flat wall with a cylindrical obstacle. The geometry imposes an adverse pressure gradient on the incoming boundary layer. ...
  • Effect of Silver Nanoparticles and Antibiotics on Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Anaerobic Digestion 

    Miller, Jennifer H.; Novak, John T.; Knocke, William R.; Young, Katherine; Pruden, Amy; Hong, Yanjuan; Vikesland, Peter J.; Hull, Matthew S.; Pruden, Amy (Water Environment Federation, 2013-05)
    Water resource recovery facilities have been described as creating breeding ground conditions for the selection, transfer, and dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) among various bacteria. The objective of ...
  • CEE Alumni News, Summer 2017 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2017)
    This is the 2017 alumni newsletter for the Charles E. Via Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
  • 2012 Via Report 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2012)
    This is the 2012 annual report for the Charles E. Via Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
  • 2013 Via Report 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2013)
    This is the 2013 annual report for the Charles E. Via Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
  • 2014 Via Report 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2014)
    This is the 2014 annual report for the Charles E. Via Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
  • 2016 Via Report 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2016)
    Department head’s message: Greetings from Blacksburg! Once again it is our pleasure to present the annual edition of the Via Report. This year’s report is especially memorable because it is the 30th edition. We will have ...
  • 2017 Via Report 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2017)
    This is the 2017 annual report for the Charles E. Via Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
  • 2015 Via Report 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2015)
    Department head’s message: Greetings from Blacksburg! Once again it is our pleasure to present the annual edition of the Via Report. I hope you enjoy the excellent articles on several of the outstanding research efforts ...
  • CEE Alumni News, Summer 2011 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2011)
    Note from the Department Head: Greetings from Blacksburg!! I hope you are having an enjoyable and productive summer. It is always a pleasure to write this message for our summer newsletter. This publication provides a great ...
  • CEE Alumni Newsletter , Summer 2009 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2009)
    This is the 2009 alumni newsletter for the Charles E. Via Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
  • CEE Alumni News, Summer 2013 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2013)
    This is the 2013 alumni newsletter for the Charles E. Via Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
  • CEE Alumni News, Summer 2014 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2014)
    Note from the Department Head: Greetings from Blacksburg!! I hope that your summer is going well. Once again, I have the pleasure to share this message with you as part of our summer newsletter. The newsletter provides a ...
  • CEE Alumni News, Summer 2015 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2015)
    This is the 2015 alumni newsletter for the Charles E. Via Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
  • CEE Alumni News, Summer 2016 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2016)
    This is the 2016 alumni newsletter for the Charles E. Via Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
  • A Micro-Scale Investigation on the Behaviors of Asphalt Mixtures under Freeze-Thaw Cycles Using Entropy Theory and a Computerized Tomography Scanning Technique 

    Xu, Huining; Li, Hengzhen; Tan, Yiqiu; Wang, Linbing; Hou, Yue (MDPI, 2018-01-23)
    The thermodynamic behavior of asphalt mixtures is critical to the engineers since it directly relates to the damage in asphalt mixtures. However, most of the current research of the freeze-thaw damage of asphalt mixtures ...

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