Civil and Environmental Engineering

contest winnersFrom left, engineering students Shibin Pennickara, Hajjar Al-Hasna Ahmad Rizal, Yanting Liu, and Stephanie Shaw took top honours in the Water Environment Association of Ontario student design contest.

Design contest win secures free trip to New Orleans for engineering students

A group of fourth-year engineering students will get an all-expenses paid trip to New Orleans this fall after taking top honours in a contest that required them to design a new wastewater treatment plan for a rapidly growing region north of Toronto.

capstone studentsFourth-year engineering students Barbara Wlodarczyk, Vincent Colussi, Terence Dimatulac, and Kaveera Naraynsingh stand in front of their E.C. Row Expressway traffic solutions poster.

E.C. Row Expressway improvements among engineering capstone projects

The section of the E.C. Row Expressway between Dougall and Walker roads is arguably one of the most dangerous strips of highway in the region, and many believe it’s only going to get worse as traffic increases in the area.

However, a group of fourth-year civil and environmental engineering students have come up with some designs suggestions to ease traffic that’s expected to double in the area by 2031.

trucks heading onto Ambassador BridgeTwo case studies on transportation across the Canada-U.S. border are the subject of a seminar Thursday on the UWindsor campus.

Seminar to explore regional transportation planning

Two case studies on transportation across the Canada-U.S. border are the subject of a seminar Thursday on the UWindsor campus.
Kerry McPhedranKerry McPhedran stands beside a warning sign posted on a lifeguard stand at Sandpoint Beach. The post-doctoral fellow believes predictive modelling may be a better way to determine whether beaches should be closed to swimmers.

Predictive modelling may be better way to determine beach closures, researcher believes

Post-doctoral fellow Kerry McPhedran believes predictive modelling may be a better way to determine if beaches ought to be closed to bathers.
Mariam Hamadani, Khaled Alhakim, Felipe Paramo and Darius Ghib holding bridgeStudents display their model bridge, winner for most creative design: Mariam Hamadani, Khaled Alhakim, Felipe Paramo and Darius Ghib.

Competition bridges gap between theory and practice

Third-year civil engineering students learned a lot in a competition to design and build a model bridge—and watch it destroyed to test its strength.