Civil, Construction, & Environmental Engineering

Contact

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Assistant Professor
Hoehn Engineering Building
HOEN 331B
1075 13th Street South
Birmingham, AL
35294-4440
(205) 934-8435
(205) 934-9855

Miscellaneous Information

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

PhD, Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2004

MS, Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2001

BS, Civil Engineering, Drexel University, 1999

TEACHING

CE 210 – Statics

CE 220 – Mechanics of Solids

CE 360 – Structural Analysis

CE 395 – Engineering Economic Analysis (online)

CE 420/520 CESE 656 – Advanced Mechanics of Materials

CE 455 – Reinforced Concrete Design

CE 462/562 – Advanced Structural Analysis

CE 499 – Civil Engineering Design Project

CE 615 – Theory of Elastic Stability

CECM 672 – Construction Methods and Equipment (online)

CECM 670 – Estimating and Bidding (online)

CESE 656 – Advanced Mechanics for Structural Engineers (online)

CESE – 659 – Advanced Design of Concrete Structures (online)

CESE – 662 – Advanced Structural Analysis (online)

CE 655/755 – Advanced Reinforced Concrete

RESEARCH (2011-present)

Dr. Waldron’s research interests and activities include improving the durability and lowering the life-cycle cost of bridges by utilizing emerging materials including high performance concrete, ultra-high performance concrete, and fiber-reinforced composites. Dr. Waldron is also interested in the evaluating the performance and safety of bridges through field testing, monitoring, and evaluation. 

  • Co-PI, “Innovative Modular High Performance Lightweight Decks for Accelerated Bridge Construction,” 2013-2015, $360,000 (PI: Fouad Fouad)
  • Co-PI, “Impact and Feasibility Study of Solutions for Doubling Heavy Vehicles,” 2012-2014, $200,000 (PI: Nasim Uddin)
  • Co-PI, “Improving Load Rating Accuracy,” 2012, $30,000 (PI: Dr. Talat Salama)
  • PI, “Innovative Design and Materials for the Wald Park Pedestrian Bridge in Vestavia Hills, AL,” 2011-2013, $200,000
  • PI, “Effect of Increasing Truck Weight on Bridges,” 2011-2012, $67,000

SERVICE (current)
Professional Service

  • Member PCI Committee on Bridges
  • Peer reviewer for ACI Structural Journal, 2009-Present
  • Peer reviewer for ACI Materials Journal, 2009-Present
  • Book reviewer for McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2009-Present
  • Book reviewer for Oxford University Press, 2009-Present
  • UAB Chi Epsilon Faculty Adviser

Community Service

  • Meal delivery for World Changers organization working in Ensley, AL
  • Nursery volunteer at Green Valley Baptist Church
  • Youth baseball coach at Hoover East

 

CE 360 – Structural Analysis