You'll learn the importance of concrete testing during your studies. Our lab includes concrete batching and strength testing facilities for cubes, prisms and beams.
Concrete manufacture and British standard Concrete testing equipment
You'll be able make your own concrete and prepare aggregate here, one of the ingredients in concrete. You'll be tested to find sustainable alternatives to cement in concrete, and whether it's strong enough.
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Geotechnics / Soils Lab
Learn about the properties of soil and the ground upon which structures are built, by testing on a range of equipment. Software such as EcoSlope and Prokon are available to supplement the machinery.
Hydraulic / Fluids Lab
You'll spend time in this workshop, equipped with a range of modern desktop hydraulics rigs, open channel flumes and pump testing rigs, in tutorials and for individual and group project work.
Structural Testing Labs
With access to a range of compression and tensile testing machines, up to 100 tonne capacity, you'll be able to undertake a wide range of testing programs.
For some projects that involve creating models from wood, you'll work in this space filled with the equipment and technical expertise required to support.