Material Testing, Building Maintenance and Structures Laboratories @Dream Builders 1
The Materials Testing Laboratory provides facilities for experimental studies on the properties and strengths of various materials encountered in building and civil engineering works. A range of equipment is available for the various standard tests on cement, aggregate, concrete, bricks and materials for roads. Facilities are also available for students to try out various concrete production processes such as mixing, placing, curing and testing concrete.
The structural simulation and testing equipment in the Structures Laboratory complement the study of the modules on Structural Mechanics, Structural Analysis and Steel Design & CAD. Simple models of structures are used to study structural behaviour and to illustrate the fundamental concepts of structural mechanics.
Experiments can be performed on simple structural elements for the measurement of relevant forces, displacements as well as strains.
The Building Maintenance Laboratory is to be used as support centres for building surveying and defect diagnosis work to be carried out on sites. The Building Maintenance lab is equipped with a range of non-destructive testing (NDT) equipment and instruments which will allow students to learn the salient points of physical building inspection, defect diagnosis and maintenance.