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Projects

Senior Projects

intl designRecently, Rose-Hulman Civil Engineering seniors have been found working on many design and construction projects such as:
  • a LEED certified road maintenance facility for Los Angeles County
  • a sustainable storm water management plan for the east side of Terre Haute
  • a design of a low-head dam with a canoe chute on the White River (for the Veolia Water Company)
  • a design of a 24-foot-long covered bridge for the Whitewater Canal Trail Association in Metamora, IN., which earned first place in the Indiana Society of Civil Engineers' (ASCE) Design Competition.

And our emphasis on global experience has led our students to complete projects such as:

  • a cocoa warehouse facility in Ghana
  • a water supply pipeline in Pakistan
 
 

Freshman Design

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Each year freshman take a trip to visit major civil engineering projects in a Midwest city. In addition, the Freshman civil engineering students at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology gear up to work on client based design projects in the spring.  Traditionally, these projects are sponsored by local citizens and community groups.

 
 

Concrete Canoe Competition

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A special concrete formula is mixed and placed in the forms that create the shape of the canoe. The canoes, able to carry up to four rowers, will prove that concrete can float.

The ASCE's concrete canoe competition provides students with a practical application of the engineering principles they learn in the classroom, along with important team and project management skills they will need in their careers. The event challenges the students' knowledge, creativity and stamina, while showcasing the versatility and durability of concrete as a building material.

A special concrete formula is mixed and placed in the forms that create the shape of the canoe. The canoes, able to carry up to four rowers, will prove that concrete can float.


Steel Bridge Contest

The steel bridge contest challenges students to both design and build a miniature steel bridge able to withstand both vertical and horizontal deflections. Teams are judged on how fast they can assemble their bridge, a horizontal deflection test and the overall aesthetics of the bridge.