Department of civil engineering

From roads to bridges and water distribution systems to seawalls, civil engineers build and maintain the infrastructure upon which our economy thrives. Civil engineering is one of the top 10 careers for job growth, and LTU can prepare you to enter this vital profession like no other program in Michigan. You’ll explore the latest technologies in state-of-the-art labs, such as the Center for Innovative Materials Research, one of the most unique and advanced research facilities in the world. Guided by professors with international industry expertise, you can pursue studies in water resources, environmental, construction, structural, geotechnical, and transportation engineering.

IN THE NEWS

  • Concrete Canoe team improves performance

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    The Lawrence Technological University concrete canoe team moved up in the standings at this year’s regional competition sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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    Apr 9


    Castelli and Carpenter honored as outstanding teachers

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    Lawrence Technological University Associate Professor Patty Castelli is this year’s winner of the Henry and Barbara Horldt Award for Excellence in Teaching and Professor Donald Carpenter is the recipient of the Teaching Using Technology Award.

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    Apr 5

  • LTU team named second fastest in Canadian concrete toboggan race

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    Lawrence Tech’s first foray into Canada to compete in the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR) proved to be memorable as the rookie team brought home three awards and the bragging rights as the world’s second fastest concrete toboggan.

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    Feb 21


    Potholes don't have to be like death and taxes

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    When it comes to potholes, help is on the way, thanks to modern road construction technology. That’s the word from Nishantha Bandara, assistant professor of civil engineering at Lawrence Technological University.

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    Feb 11

  • Carpenter elected to two advisory boards

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    Professor Don Carpenter of LTU’s Department of Civil Engineering has been elected to the Board of Governors of the Cranbrook Institute of Science (CIS) and the Board of Directors of Pure Oakland Water (POW).

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    Feb 7


    2013 Regional Water Summit

    Stormwater Management Practices

    Dr. Carpenter discusses innovative stormwater management at Lawrence Tech

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    Feb 5

 VIDEO - Civil Engineering Controled Burn on Campus

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