Structures Laboratory

The Structures Laboratory building is equipped with a strong floor and reaction wall that can be used for pseudo-dynamic testing of full-scale components of structures. It has a viewing deck that allows guests to observe on-going tests at a safe distance. The Laboratory also houses a 3m x 3m bi-axial shaking table that can simulate real time-history records of past earthquakes. The shaking table is currently being installed and will soon be commissioned for testing of scale-model structures. Aside from these, it has a large fabrication area where specimens can be prepared and put in-place or unloaded for testing using a 20 ton overhead crane. The Laboratory also houses research rooms that will be equipped with top of the line computers and presentation equipment to be used by researchers from the Institute and collaborators from industry.