The department is well equipped with the state of the art laboratories like Survey lab with Total station, digital theodolite and GPS. The soil Mechanics lab is equipped with triaxial testing machine, unconfined compression testing machine and consolidation testing facilities. We have a Concrete Technology lab with all facilities to test the material characteristics of building materials and Bitumen. The strength of Materials lab is equipped with a 40 Ton UTM. We have a well equipped Fluid Mechanics Lab with prototypes of turbines, pumps, and flow measuring equipments. The Environmental Engineering Laboratory contains water quality analysis and waste water quality analysis testing facilities.
We have established a research Lab namely "Sustainable construction Materials Laboratory" with a funding from DST and DRDO and have advanced equipments like RCPT, Optical microscope, steam curing chamber and Concrete Durability testing equipments. The students are exposed to real time construction activities. The students are taken for regular Industrial Visits to various construction sites, water treatment plants, Chennai Port Trust and Research Laboratories like Structural Engineering Research Centre (SERC), IIT Madras Labs, Highway Research Station and Hydrological Research Station to update themselves with the research activities taking place in this field. We encourage the students to carry out their Final year Projects in construction companies and Research Labs. We also arrange regular guest lectures for our students by experts from Construction Industry as well as eminent Professors from foreign universities and IIT Madras. We also conduct training programmes to train the students in Software skills like CADD, Revit Architecture, Staad, ANSYS and MS project.
The CADD lab has been created exclusively to cater training of all students in the latest CAD software. The software available includes AutoCAD, STADD Pro and Revit Architecture.
Strength of Materials Laboratory
Hydraulic Engineering Laboratory
Soil Mechanics Laboratory
Environmental Engineering Laboratory
Concrete and Highway Engineering Laboratory
The Department has established a research lab namely “Sustainable Construction Materials Laboratory” funded by DST and DRDO. Various researches are carried out by faculty and students in the research lab using advanced equipments like RCPT, Optical Microscope, Steam curing chamber and Concrete durability testing equipment.