Built Environment testing facilities

The School has a suite of unique state-of-the-art built environment facilities that are used by our researchers and can be hired by external bodies. Please contact our Technical Services Manager, to discuss your requirements.

  • Wave basin which can simulate any sea condition
  • Structures lab containing a pipeline technology centre, a rail track test centre, and a fatigue testing facility
  • Hydraulics lab with three tilting flumes and state of the art measurement capabilities
  • Closed wind tunnel and an open wind tunnel
  • Geotechnics lab with a range of soil testing equipment
  • Building services lab with fully-instrumented laboratory test rigs for drainage
  • Acoustics and noise control equipment with:
    • Anechoic chamber to measure characteristics of sound sources
    • Reverberant chamber to measure sound power levels and absorption properties of materials
    • Horizontal transmission suite to measure airborne sound insulation
    • Vertical transmission suite to measure impact sound insulation

Built Environment testing facilities

Graft test rig
GRAFT II Test Rail Rig
Pipe indoors
Pipeline technology
Wave tank
Wave basin

Key information

Tom Ferguson