Facilities & Equipment

Civil Engineering Department

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Civil Engineering Equipment
"For a university our size, the scope and sophistication of our lab equipment is remarkable," UMD Assistant Professor Mary Christiansen.


Our department is housed in one of the most distinctive places on campus - the Swenson Civil Engineering building. It is a LEED Gold facility and was featured in Architect magazine when it first opened in 2010. 

The building houses state-of-the-art classrooms and labs. Highlights include:

  • Labs in every focus area for hands-on training and student projects
  • Structural strong floor and reaction wall with two 15-ton gantry cranes
  • Extensive high bay area
  • Hydraulic lab with large-scale flume
  • Infrastructure materials lab
  • Pavement engineering lab
  • Geomaterials lab (soil and rock testing)
  • Environmental lab (water chemistry)
  • Computer lab with Civil Engineering software
A building that teaches: