Below are theses and dissertations completed by graduates of the University of Nevada Las Vegas Civil & Environmental Engineering and Construction Department.

For the entire collection of UNLV theses and dissertations, visit UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

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Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Impacts of climate change and weather modification on hydrologic characteristics of watersheds in the western United States, Anil Acharya

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Hydroclimatic forecasting in the western United States using paleoclimate reconstructions and data-driven models, Christopher Allen Carrier

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Changing climatic conditions in the Colorado River Basin: Implications for water resources management in the Las Vegas Valley, Srijana Dawadi

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Comparison of design-build and design-bid-build performance of public university projects, James David Fernane

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Fall prevention training and its impact to southern Nevada construction workers, Vedaspati Joshi

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Association of oceanic-atmospheric oscillations and hydroclimatic variables in the Colorado River Basin, Ajay Kalra

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Impact of design cost on project performance of design bid build projects, Nirajan Mani

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Complex VS profiles to 100 m depth from Rayleigh waves and 3-D VS model for Las Vegas Valley, Helena Murvosh

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An Empirical comparison of life cycle cost of green school buildings and non-green school buildings, Nitisha Pushpala

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Recycling waste latex paint in overlays, rigid pavements, and pervious concrete, Oscar Inez Quiroz

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Seismic characterization of select engineered nanoparticles in essentially saturated glass beads, Mohamed Nihad Rajabdeen

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Modeling passive solar distillation production in Las Vegas, Nevada, Noe I. Santos

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Groundwater contamination potential in northern Nevada from mining, associated communities, and agriculture as forecasted by two vulnerability methods, John L. Swatzell

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Effects of high-impedance-contrast boundary upon multi-modal seismic surface wave data, Prajwol Tamrakar

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Performance of Nevada’s aggregates in alkali-aggregate reactivity of Portland cement concrete, Mohammad Shahidul Islam

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High school student interests in architecture, construction, and engineering education, Krishna P. Kisi

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Statistical modeling and analysis of injury severity sustained by occupants of passenger vehicles involved in crashes with large trucks, Ahmad Koupaenejad

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An Exploratory study on energy consumption of Energy Star and non-Energy Star homes, Prajakta Kulkarni

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Improving ensemble streamflow prediction using interdecadal/interannual climate variability, Kenneth W. Lamb

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Analysis and evaluation of safety impacts of median types and midblock left turn treatments for urban arterials, Timur Mauga

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Effect of spatial and temporal variability of antecedent moisture content on model-generated runoff from an arid watershed, William J. Meyer

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Assessment of impacts to hydroclimatology and river operations due to climate change over the Colorado River Basin, William Paul Miller

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Ion-exchange (IX): arsenic and chromium removal from brines and removal of inorganic contaminants by specialty resins, Behrang Pakzadeh

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Evaluating the impacts of water conservation policies on water demand, availability and outdoor water use in the Las Vegas Valley, Kamal Qaiser

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Investigation of potential pathways and multi-cycle bioregeneration of ion-exchange resin laden with perchlorate, Mohamadali Sharbatmaleki

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Evaluating the energy and carbon footprint of water conveyance system and future water supply options for Las Vegas, Nevada, Eleeja Shrestha

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Evaluation of safety impact of access management in urban areas, Xuecai Xu