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2015 News in Brief



Sustainability of the Built Environment

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Specializing in mechanics, the durability of construction materials, and sound design, CEE Professor Oral Buyukozturk has catalyzed several CEE multidisciplinary ventures – all to advance sustainable designs for infrastructure. One project he leads, the Sustainability of Kuwait’s Built Environment, was announced in 2013 as the first Kuwait-MIT Signature Project. The team’s mission is to enhance the development of innovative solutions and methodologies for the sustainability of Kuwait’s built environment in extreme conditions. “To my knowledge, this is a unique program of this scope, dealing with issues of this size,” Buyukozturk said. “The challenge is getting everybody working together toward sustainability — not just talking about it, but creating solutions.” For the full story, please see here.