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Labs and Facilities

Advanced Construction Systems Lab

The ACSyL is the center of activity for construction research in the Division of Construction Engineering and Management. The mission of ACSyL is to identify areas of need and conduct research that produces both short and long term innovations for the construction industry. The breadth of research conducted in the ACSyL extends beyond construction automation and robotics to include construction equipment and methods as well as project management and project delivery. 

Bowen Lab

The 66,000 square-foot Robert L. and Terry L. Bowen Laboratory for Large-Scale Civil Engineering Research provides the space and technical capability needed to investigate the behavior of large structural models and elements subjected to loads representing extreme events, such as earthquakes, blasts, and impact, so that future structures will be designed to better withstand these extreme events.

Hampton Hall of Civil Engineering

All CEM offices and labs are located in Purdue's modern Hampton Hall of Civil Engineering building. Space is ample for student and faculty needs, and the building houses student study spaces, lounges, and student organization rooms in addition to classrooms, labs and lecture halls.

Lab of Computer-Integrated Infrastructure Informatics

The vision for the LCIII is a world-class research lab composed of highly talented scholars, modern equipment, and frontier research to address civil infrastructure challenges. The mission of the LCIII is to contribute to sustainable, resilient, and intelligent civil infrastructure by creating computer-integrated tools and solutions to support decision-making throughout the entire life cycle of civil infrastructure.

Lyles Computer Lab

The Lyles Construction Computer Laboratory is a facility within the Division of Construction Engineering and Management that provides a rich environment to support both teaching and research activities for undergraduate and graduate students.

Multimedia Development Lab

The lab contains hardware and software to perform multimedia development and research for Construction Engineering and Management students.


The Solutions for Profitability and Assessment of Risk in Construction Lab was founded by Dr. Mark Hastak at Purdue University in August, 2002. The broad aim of the SPARC Laboratory is to cultivate new forms of knowledge and research in the area of risk management in construction engineering and management. Currently, the lab's objectives include: (1) To pursue outstanding research directed toward understanding, assessment, and management of risk in construction, (2) To improve understanding of profitability in the construction industry, (3) Disaster Impact Assessment and Hazard Risk Reduction, and (4) Infrastructure management.