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Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Civil and Environmental Engineering Newsletter 2017

Thank you!

Thank you, Simpson Strong-Tie!

Simpson Strong-Tie team

More than 50 students participated in the first annual Simpson Strong-Tie Symposium, “Building Connections.” The students learned about career options and participated in hands-on installation demonstrations and structural components testing. The company is providing an annual $100,000 donation for the next eight years in support of WSU construction and engineering research in the new PACCAR Environmental Technology Building at WSU Pullman. The donation established the Simpson Strong-Tie Research and Testing Laboratory and an excellence fund to support research in areas such as concrete durability, repair, and retrofit; tall timber buildings; deck safety; post-frame buildings; and seismic retrofit. The funds also support fellowships for professors and graduate students and equipment purchases.

Thank you, Kiewit!

Max Kirk, associate professor, Don Bender, interim dean of Voiland College, Balasingam Muhunthan, chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Scott Cassels, executive vice president of Kiewit Corporation at the ribbon cutting of the new Kiewit Asphalt Laboratory and the Kiewit Construction Management Classroom

Max Kirk, associate professor, Don Bender, interim dean of Voiland College, Balasingam Muhunthan, chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Scott Cassels, executive vice president of Kiewit Corporation, celebrated the new Kiewit Asphalt Laboratory and the Kiewit Construction Management Classroom. Kiewit Corporation, one of the largest construction companies in North America, provided support to renovate the asphalt lab as well as the construction management program’s primary classroom in the School of Design and Construction. Faculty in the Washington Center for Asphalt Technology conduct leading research in characterization and modeling of paving materials, pavement design and structural analysis, and pavement evaluation and rehabilitation.