Message from the Chair

mahmoud taha

UNM Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) continues its growth and progress. Thanks to the generous donation of $1.5M by the late Dana Wood Family, we just opened the state-of-the-art Dana Wood Materials and Structures Laboratory including top notch 3D printing technology for concrete and composites. The new lab allows UNM students in civil engineering to observe and use forefront technology on 3D printing and allows our faculty and researchers to be national leaders in this exciting research area. Construction of our new computer lab, as the first active learning space for CCEE students, will start this summer with plans to open the new lab in August 2019. Our efforts are being recognized nationally with Professor Jose Cerrato’s work selected as Best Paper by Environmental Science and Technology (ES&T), my receipt of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Delmar L. Bloem Distinguished Service Award, and our Master of Construction Management (MCM) online program selected as one of the top 30 online programs nationwide. Our CCEE students are heading to Germany and The Netherlands this summer to study infrastructure resilience. We are expanding the UNM Resilience Colloquium for international participation from Mexico thanks to the new grant by 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund by US Department of State. I end this message by urging CCEE alums and friends to continue their support to our 12 in 12 fund raising campaign to place UNM CCEE within the top 20 programs nationwide.

Mahmoud R. Taha
Chair, Distinguished Professor and Regents Lecturer