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Sensor technology aims to help US cities extend the life of aging pipelines

Transformative pilot project in Detroit could help cities across U.S. deal with overdue pipeline upgrades.|Medium Read
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State initiative to design ‘road of the future’ connecting Detroit and Ann Arbor

Mobility initiative brings together broad expertise in technology, infrastructure, policy, community engagement and more.|Medium Read
a prototype GRIN

Harnessing ultrasonic waves to better monitor aging pipeline infrastructure

Phononics can address problems with signal attenuation.|Medium Read
Hurricane Model

From resilience to adaptation: The case of hurricanes

Researchers bring together interdependent data to build communities that are resilient to disasters.|Medium Read
The experimental flow loop that will be used to emulate the cooling loop in a molten salt reactor

$5.2M for digital twins of nuclear reactors could bring down nuclear energy costs

Virtual copies of nuclear reactors could enable smarter maintenance for current reactors and more automation for advanced reactors.|Medium Read
An Everactive sensor attached to a pipe. Photo by Evan Dougherty

Battery-free sensor startup takes aim at industrial efficiency

Part of the team that brought us the world’s smallest computer in 2015 brings the future of computing technology into the present. |Medium Read
Manhole cover on a road

A sewage surveillance effort to track COVID-19

We don't know much about how coronaviruses move through the environment. U-M and Stanford engineers aim to change that.|Medium Read
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Researchers share innovative ideas in concrete for a more sustainable future

Speakers at the symposium “From Lab to Site: Innovation in Concrete” discussed climate change, 3D printing, “smart” buildings, research potential and collaboration.|Medium Read
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Errors found in a bedrock contract bidding model—and how to solve them. A Q&A with Photios Ioannou

A flaw has been uncovered in construction's best known and most cited competitive bidding model.|Medium Read
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Funding a new transportation revolution: Liu congressional testimony

Professor Henry Liu addresses House committee on the need for a national surface transportation research agenda.|Short Read
Victor Li

New grant enables research on extremely durable concrete

CEE Professor Victor Li leads a project to reduce energy and emissions through more durable concrete.|Short Read
Wind and buildings

Why we do experimental research

A perspective by CEE Professor James K. Wight|Short Read