Abieyuwa Aghayere, PhD

Professor of Civil Engineering

Aghayere studies structural systems and why they fail. He has written extensively about wood, concrete and steel construction and structural failure analysis. He has also commented in media stories about building collapses, the degradation and testing of infrastructure and the built environment. Aghayere's expertise contributed to media coverage of the Champlain Towers South condo collapse that won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news coverage.

 

As a faculty member in Drexel’s College of Engineering and the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Aghayere’s teaching centers around building design and structural engineering systems. Aghayere’s books, “Structural Steel Design,” (3rd edition), “Reinforced Concrete Design” (9th edition) and “Structural Wood Design” (2nd edition) are considered definitive texts on these subjects. And he holds professional engineering licensure in Canada.

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How To Prevent America’s Aging Buildings From Collapsing – 4 High-Profile Disasters Send a Warning
Abieyuwa Aghayere, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, authored a Jan. 16 piece in The Conversation about what can be done to help prevent building collapses.
Their Home Made Headlines When It Suddenly Crumbled. Could It Happen to You?
Abieyuwa Aghayere, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a Dec. 14 USA Today story about the recent partial building collapse in the Bronx and offering guidance on how to identify structural problems in your home. The story was published by dozens of Gannett media affiliates across the country, including MSN News, the Detroit Free Press, Montgomery Advertiser (Alabama), and the Jackson Sun (Tennessee).
So How Long Does It Take To Fix a Collapsed Highway?
Abieyuwa Aghayere, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a June 16 Slate story about the timeline for repairing the collapsed section of I-95.
Pool Deck at Florida’s Collapsed Surfside Tower Had ‘Critically Low Margins Against Failure,’ Probe Finds
Abieyuwa Aghayere, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a June 15 Miami Herald story about preliminary findings by the National Institute of Standards and Technology in its investigation of the Champlain Towers South condo complex in Surfside, Florida. The story was picked up by a number of outlets across the country.
Civil Engineers Weigh In on I-95 Repair Process in Philadelphia
Abieyuwa Aghayere, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in The Messenger and WHYY stories on June 14 related to the collapse of a section of I-95 following a fire beneath it.
Officials Say Driver Lost Control of Gas-Filled Tanker Before Fire Collapsed Main East Coast Highway
Abieyuwa Aghayere, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a June 12 Associated Press and New York Times stories about the partial collapse of I-95 in North Philadelphia. He was also Interviewed in two WPVI-TV (6-abc) news segments about the incident and how it compares to a similar situation in Atlanta in 2017.
'The House Is Gonna Fall'
Abieyuwa Aghayere, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a June 8 Philadelphia Inquirer story about the 10 year anniversary of a tragic building collapse on Market Street in Philadelphia that killed seven people and injured 12.
Why Buildings Collapse
Abieyuwa Aghayere, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, was interviewed in a July 24 BBC special report about the collapse of the Champlain Towers South condo complex in Surfside, Florida.

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