The team at the competition.

CU Boulder Design-Build team wins national championship

Nov. 16, 2021

The “DBIA Buff Builders” have earned first place in the 2021 National Design-Build Student Competition. The team presented their winning proposal during the national Design-Build Conference & Expo, which was held in Denver on Nov. 1-3.

Crew working on a pipeline.

CU Boulder hosts inaugural construction safety summit

Nov. 15, 2021

The University of Colorado Boulder hosted a global conference on construction safety in early November. Attendees of the inaugural Safety Summit included 150 in-person and 100 virtual guests representing nearly 80 U.S. and international companies in the construction industry. Sponsored by the Construction Safety Research Alliance at CU Boulder, the...

Ben Livneh

9News features Livneh in Climate Change Town Hall

Nov. 15, 2021

9NEWS explored climate change solutions with Colorado experts at a town hall on Wednesday. The town hall included topics like weather, water, wildfires and what we can do to protect our planet. The panelists were: Becky Bolinger, assistant state climatologist for the Colorado Climate Center , Ben Livneh, director of...

Cresten Mansfeldt

Cresten Mansfeldt, campus pandemic team recognized with CU Boulder award

Nov. 11, 2021

CU Boulder’s Alumni Awards are recognizing a team of faculty and staff for their efforts on the COVID 19 pandemic. Cresten Mansfeldt, an assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, is among a group of employees collectively referred to as the CU Boulder Pandemic Scientific Steering...

Ben Livneh

Livneh featured in PBS NewsHour Documentary on the Colorado River

Nov. 11, 2021

The Colorado River runs nearly fifteen hundred miles, winding through seven states and Mexico. It supplies drinking water to nearly 40 million people, irrigates nearly 4 million acres of farmland and attracts millions of nature lovers to scenic Grand Canyon vistas. And it is on the brink. A 20 year...

Cover page of the report.

Transformative Carbon-Storing Materials report co-authored by Wil Srubar

Nov. 10, 2021

The Carbon Leadership Forum has published a new report on the potential for meaningful climate impact through materials that serve as carbon sinks. Co-authored by Wil Srubar, an associate professor in the...

Diane McKnight

McKnight named a distinguished professor

Nov. 5, 2021

A member of the CU faculty since 1996, McKnight has served the CU community in a number of departments including the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering; the Environmental Studies Program, INSTAAR; the Center for Water, Earth Science and Technology; Hydrologic Sciences Graduate Program; and the Mountain Research Station...

Giovanni Hernandez

Civil student awarded National Academy of Construction Academic Scholarship

Nov. 2, 2021

Giovanni Hernandez, a junior majoring in civil engineering with an emphasis in construction has been awarded a prestigious academic scholarship from the National Academy of Construction (NAC). The NAC Scholarship Committee solicits student applicants with recommendations from NAC members, professors, and other university personnel. This year, the program was expanded...

Karl Linden

Type of ultraviolet light most effective at killing coronavirus is also the safest to use around people

Oct. 26, 2021

Scientists have long known that ultraviolet light can kill pathogens on surfaces and in air and water. UV robots are used to disinfect empty hospital rooms, buses and trains; UV bulbs in HVAC systems eliminate pathogens in building air; and UV lamps kill bugs in drinking water. Perhaps you have...

CU Boulder campus seen from the air

Krarti, Baker on KUNC to discuss green technology

Oct. 19, 2021

Colorado is known as a leader in developing sustainable buildings and energy systems. The Front Range in particular is a growing hub for green technology research. A new research center at the University of Colorado Boulder aims to take advantage of that existing momentum in the green tech industry and...