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Civil Engineering: Facilities

The School has an exceptional range of laboratories with a wide range of analytical instrumentation. These support our Civil Engineering research, teaching, and commercial work.

Our on-campus laboratories include:

  • heavy structures
  • geotechnics and materials
  • climate controlled bi-axial material testing
  • environmental engineering including microbiology and pilot-scale laboratories
  • driving simulator
  • hydraulics and hydrology
Civil Engineering facilities

We also have facilities based in the city and across the north of England that allow us to study full scale, real world science, and engineering as it happens. These facilities include:

  • flood defence schemes
  • an instrumented river catchment system on the River Eden
  • Geometry: a hydro-borehole facility
  • electric vehicles
  • BEWISe Biological Engineering: Wastewater Innovation at Scale
  • Urban Observatory
  • The Key, which is part of Newcastle Helix, a £350million flagship project
  • an instrumented engineering embankment
  • urban traffic management centre