The Geotechnical group has laboratories with state-of the-art equipment and field testing facilities. The F.E. Richart Soil Dynamics Laboratory is a fully equipped geotechnical laboratory with specialized and unique testing devices to evaluate the dynamic properties of soil.
The Field Testing facilities include a 20 ton cone penetration test (CPT) rig regularly used for instruction and research. The fully equipped system contains state-of-the-art real-time data acquisition for piezocone, seismic cone and vision cone penetration testing. The rig is also used for soil sampling and flat plate dilatometer testing.