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Building Materials LaboratoryDo you fancy helping to shape the world we live in? We can provide you with access to testing equipment for civil engineering, with digital control and monitoring available with most of our experimental systems with the laboratory.

Our facilities include:

  • Full scale structural element testing (typically reinforced concrete beams) up to 250 tonnes loading capacity
  • Model structures
  • Concrete beam production – mixing, casting and associated material strength and consistency testing
  • Extensive range of soil mechanics and highway engineering testing systems
  • Hydraulics – open channel flow apparatus and pump rig

Some courses that use these facilities include BEng Civil Engineering, BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering and HND Civil Engineering.

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