Four members of the team in front of ater transmission pipelines replaced due to fault rupture damage Gaziantep, Turkey

Brad Wham shares key findings from post-earthquake reconnaissance in Turkey

May 5, 2023

Brad Wham, assistant research professor in CU Boulder’s Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, was a member of one of the three Learning From Earthquakes (LFE) reconnaissance teams that traveled to Turkey in March to assess the impacts of the Feb. 6 Kahramanmaraş earthquake. The team specifically looked at lifeline systems, including energy, transportation, water and wastewater.

Brad Wham presents at JWWA/WRF/CTWWA Water System Seismic Conference Program

Feb. 6, 2023

Assistant Research Professor Brad P. Wham presented at the 12th annual Water System Seismic Conference, hosted by Japan Water Works Association and co-sponsored by the Water Research Foundation (US) & Chinese Taiwan Water Works Association, Jan. 30 - Feb. 1, 2023 in Kumamoto on the island of Kyushu, Japan. His...

Two students in the large centrifuge.

What is the Center for Infrastructure, Energy, and Space Testing at CU Boulder?

Jan. 24, 2023

Welcome to the Center for Infrastructure, Energy, and Space Testing (CIEST) at CU Boulder, an experimental facility offering geotechnical centrifuges, structural dynamics and materials testing and research for business, government, and academic partners. CIEST is home to a massive array of cutting edge, specialized facilities to conduct small and large...

Brad Wham in a hard hat in a neighborhood burnt by the Marshall Fire

This scientist fled a deadly wildfire, then returned to study how it happened

Jan. 20, 2023

In 2021, the devastating Marshall Fire showed wildfire can strike Colorado in almost any place or season. Scientists like Assistant Research Professor Brad Wham now hope to glean lessons from it for communities across the West.

Researchers in Colorado talk improvements to potentially save homes from wildfires

Dec. 29, 2022

Water discharging from an open pipe into the foundation of a burned property.

Wildfires pose growing threat to drinking water systems

Oct. 3, 2022

In this American Society of Civil Engineers article, Assistant Research Professor Brad Wham talks about the steps water utilities can take to protect their infrastructure from wildfires.

Members of the GEER team watch a drone take off from the Spanish Hills neighborhood.

Engineers deploy drones to survey Marshall Fire, gather lessons for future disasters

Feb. 14, 2022

The drone whirs to life on a driveway in the Spanish Hills neighborhood of Boulder County. Its four spinning motors lift it to nearly 200 feet above the ground. Below, the cul-de-sac comes into view, revealing the stone chimneys and blackened foundations that dot the hillside—what remains of many of...

Damage from the Marshall fire.

What the Marshall Fire can teach us about future climate catastrophes

Jan. 25, 2022

Nearly one month after the Marshall Fire became the most destructive and one of the most unique wildfires in Colorado history, CU Boulder researchers from across campus—many of them personally affected by the fire—have pivoted and applied their expertise to the aftermath, hoping to learn from a tragedy in their...

Two researchers in hard hats work with testing equipment in the CIEST lab

Researchers will use DOE grant to help update aging natural gas infrastructure

Sept. 2, 2020

Led by Assistant Research Professor Brad Wham, the team will use the award to develop a new testing and modeling framework to allow the gas industry to better evaluate the products it uses to rehabilitate aging cast iron and steel natural gas pipelines.