|The Minto Centre for advanced studies in Engineering,opened in 1992, houses most of the laboratories for the department.||The state of the art structures lab boasts a strong floor that measures 11m X 27 m with a clear height of 11 m and a strong pit of 3 m X 3.7 m X 6.6 m.|
|Funded by CFI and OIT infrastructure grant for Canada Research Chair program, the High Performance Computing Laboratory complements theoretical developments of uncertainty propagation and risk analysis methodologies with state-of-the-art computer hardware and software. The software tools comprise of suites of state-of-the-art commercial Finite Element and Computational Fluid Dynamics codes with multiphysics simulation capabilities.||High capacity testing machines, state of the art data acquisition systems, hydraulic actuators and
frames enable structures as large as ship frames
to be tested.
|The shop facilities enable students to experiment with materials from wood, steel and concrete to advanced materials like carbon fiber reinforced structures.||The structures lab can also accommodate large scale experiments in geotechnical and environmental areas.|
|The Environmental Engineering laboratory in the Mackenzie building accommodates leading-edge research equipment.||Final year undergraduate students often undertake experimental work for their Engineering Project.|
|Fume-hoods ensure safe handling of chemicals.||With support from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, the Ontario Innovation Trust, and in-kind contributions from a number of partners such as NRC, the Toronto Transit Commission, and Ottawa Fire Services, a $10 million facility has been constructed that includes a 10-storey atrium, a 37m tunnel, and a 25x25m burn-hall.|
|The Advanced Geotechnical Research Laboratory is one of the most comprehensively equipped geotechnical research laboratories in Canada. Recently added state-of-the-art Hollow Cylinder Torsional shear (HCT), and Triaxial (TRX) devices permit testing along prescribed stress or strain paths. In addition, an NGI type simple shear (SS), a Resonant Column device, and various routine geotechnical test devices are also available for fundamental experimental research.|