Department of Civil Engineering Structures Laboratory
The Structures Laboratory has a floor area of 162 square metres and is
well equipped for testing various structural components under static
and cyclic loading.
Typical experiments that are undertaken regularly as part of the
curriculum for the Bachelor of Civil Engineering program include
tensile, shear, and compression testing of steel and timber structural
assemblies. Additionally, BCIT faculty members preform experimental
research in the lab on a wide range of topics.
The structural lab is currently equipped with the following testing
facilities and instruments. It also contains a 2-tonne capacity gantry
We're a faculty who are passionate about education, and we strive to
create graduates who are equally passionate about their career as a
member of the civil engineering team. We come from the civil engineering
industry, and bring much of that experience into the classroom. While it
may appear at times that we expect too much of you, we're preparing you
to succesfully take on the challenges you'll face in industry. Talk to
our graduates, and ask them how well-prepared they were...