Current research in the Concrete Materials Laboratory involves the characterization and development of advanced cement-based systems. Cement rheology and concrete processing are at the forefront of the research interests.

The Concrete Materials Laboratory houses equipment and instruments capable of safely producing and testing concrete and other cement-based materials, such as:

  • Two small, one medium, and one large concrete mixer
  • 3D concrete printing systems
  • Carbon dioxide incubator
  • Fresh property measurement: slump, density, entrained air
  • Aggregate crusher
  • Aggregate drying oven
  • Vibrating consolidation table
  • Sieve shaker
  • Vacuum pumps
  • Analytic scales
  • Concrete saw
  • Laboratory fume hood
  • Exhaust system with HEPA filter
  • Freeze-Thaw Chamber