Carleton’s Advanced Geotechnical Research Laboratory – one of the most comprehensively equipped geotechnical research laboratories in Canada – is used to study the effects of earthquakes on building materials. 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.