The University of Iowa

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Pocket Neighborhood Design & Management

As part of their Senior Design Capstone course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students created the design and management of a pocket neighborhood for the East Central Intergovernmental Association (ECIA) . Pocket neighborhoods are small,...

Bridge and Bikeway: Engineering & Design

As part of the Senior Design Capstone Course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students created a design of a bike trail extension and a multimodal bridge for the City of Mason City, IA. Building on the rapid and successful Phase 1...

Firehouse Restoration

As part of their Senior Design Capstone course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students provided a structural evaluation, feasibility study, and restoration alternative plans with cost estimates for a historic fire station in Mason City...

Rooftop Garden Design

The goal of this project was for senior engineering students to provide structural reviews, specifications, and recommendations for developing a community garden on the parking garage site. The project created a report, structural analysis and...

The Iowa Small Systems Waste Project

Senior engineering students researched existing commercial small-scale wastewater systems for Iowa City and designed a facility for several different kinds of these small systems to be tested for use in Iowa. This project was focused on the creation...

Neste Park Recreational Trails

Civil and environmental engineering students evaluated and designed new trails in Neste Park that complemented the planned Recreation and Nature Center near Decorah, IA. Neste Valley Recreational Area sits just 2.5 miles from Decorah and was sited...

Neste Park Recreational Facility and Nature Center

Civil and environmental engineering students determined the best location for a new nature center and created preliminary 3D designs for the structure near Decorah, IA. Neste Valley Recreational Area sits just 2.5 miles from Decorah and was sited to...

Floyd River Trail Improvements

Engineering students designed a new trail layout for the Floyd River Trail that allowed for safer trail access and provided more recreational space for the residents of Sioux City and the surrounding area. In 2009, re-routing of Union Pacific train...

Floyd River Drainage Mitigation

Engineering students developed design solutions to mitigate the threat of pooling behind the Floyd River levee and reduce flood insurance rates for the Leeds neighborhood in Sioux City, IA. These designs included recommendations for detention basins...