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Villanova University, Structural Engineering Lab

The design of the Structural Engineering Testing and Research Laboratory at Villanova University combines a state-of-the-art facility with student and faculty work areas.  Incorporated into the building is a reinforced “reaction wall” for structural testing. A reinforced “strong floor” supports various testing situations. An overhead crane moves large steel and concrete samples to the testing areas. Other facilities include two self-contained rooms requiring specific humidity and temperature controls used for environment-sensitive experiments.

Design Team


Kevin Blackney, AIA, LEED AP

Project Manager

Darin Jellison, AIA

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