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On Feb. 17, 2017 a ribbon cutting ceremony was held in honor of the Joshua M. Seidel Advanced Concrete Materials Laboratory at the Engineering School, Laffere Hall, in Columbia.

We are proud to have provided the support allowing for renovation of existing laboratory space and the purchase of equipment to provide the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department with a state-of-the-art experiential learning space. 

Experiential learning is key to a quality engineering education, and the Joshua M. Seidel Advanced Concrete Materials Laboratory houses a lots of equipment to boost hands-on learning.

The cutting-edge resources will allow students to learn skills including:

  • Aggregate characterization

  • Concrete, high-performance concrete (HPC) and fiber-reinforced concrete (FMC) mix designs

  • Mixing and measuring fresh concrete properties

  • Open- and closed-loop compression testing

  • FRC and plain concrete flexural toughness testing

  • Freeze-thaw characteristics of concrete, HPC and FPC using ultrasonic measurements

  • Shear and flexural failure in reinforced concrete beams

To read an article from the engineering school by Ryan Owens about the the ceremony and the new space click here

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