Durham - PKI Research Labs
PKI Research Labs
Acoustic Sound Booth
The Peter Kiewit Institute - Room 116
This research space houses the architectural engineering program's sound booth, which is used to conduct experiments related to everyday acoustics.
The Durham School Collaboration Space/Technology Lab
The Peter Kiewit Institute - Room 117A
This space is available to all Durham School students to utilize a rendering machine, high speed computers, white boards and for study space. Access is granted by The Durham School staff.
Environmental Testing Chambers
The Peter Kiewit Institute - Room 119
This controlled environment can be used to test many types of equipment (e.g. air conditioning systems under realistic operating conditions) or human responses. The environmental chambers can independently be controlled precisely and accurately to any temperature from -20°F to 130°F, and any relative humidity from 5% to 95%.
Portland Cement and Bituminous Material Lab
The Peter Kiewit Institute - Room 123
This teaching/research lab is used to evaluate the behaviors of concrete and asphalt in different environments.
Structural Testing Lab
The Peter Kiewit Institute - Room 126
Are you interested in breaking large objects? If so, this lab was made for you. When the industry is in need of sample testing, this is where they come.
The Peter Kiewit Institute - Room 127
A teaching and research lab used for evaluation of soil behavior on construction designs.
Mechanical Testing Lab
The Peter Kiewit Institute - Room 128
Creating a national infrastructure to withstand time, the elements, and increased traffic starts in this lab space.
Lighting and Electrical Lab
The Peter Kiewit Institute - Room 130
With over 300 lighting options to test and banks of electrical equipment available for exploring, this lab is all about hands-on learning.
Structural Dynamics Lab
The Peter Kiewit Institute - Room 246
This lab is dedicated to the research of dynamic loads on structures. It is also home of the College of Engineering's Earthquake Engineering Research Initiative (EERI) team.
Drafting/Engineering Graphics Classroom
The Peter Kiewit Institute - Room 248
This lab gives students the room they need to multi-task in a technologically driven workforce.
MAE Collaboration Space
Scott Technology Center - Room 201C
All MAE students will have access to the MAE Collaboration Space which is located in STC 201C. There are 20 student work spaces with high performing computers, a rendering machine and white boards for collaboration.