A building’s shape is one of the earliest design decisions that has an impact on its structural system, performance, life-cycle costs and architectural appeal. The current design of buildings is based on blueprints that have historically provided good performance for… Read More
Researchers in the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment (ESSIE) in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida received a $4.5 million cooperative agreement from the National Science Foundation (NSF). This funding is a renewal… Read More
The Destroyed Houses from the Nashville, TN, Tornado David O. Prevatt, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment (ESSIE) within the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, conducts structural engineering research to advance the sustainability… Read More
Rethinking How To Rebuild After Hurricanes This article is written by David O. Prevatt, Jason von Meding and Ksenia Chmutina and was originally published in The Conversation.
This article is written by Tom Lombardo, and originally published in the engineering.com website. Dr. Jennifer Bridge, professor of civil engineering at the University of Florida, is working to make sure that the growth of low-power smart sensors, the Internet of… Read More
Two UF Civil Engineering professors teamed up with Feld Entertainment to research the impact of oversized motor vehicles on venue floors in an event called Monster Jam. Monster Jam is the largest motorsport event that tours globally throughout arenas and… Read More
David O. Prevatt, Associate Professor of Civil and Coastal Engineering and Associate Director of the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure Center (NHERI) was recently featured in the Orlando Sentinel for his research on wind-resistant building techniques. The Orlando Sentinel article… Read More
Duane Ellifritt, Esteemed Structural Engineering Professor and UF’s “Man of Steel”, Dies At 82 Internationally recognized engineer, distinguished educator, researcher, artist and friend. These words are how colleague, Dr. David Prevatt, describes the beloved University of Florida structural engineering professor,… Read More