Civil Engineering

Construction Materials Lab

This lab allows the measurement of the properties of common construction materials which is important to insure that those materials meet the applicable code and specifications.  Material measurements are made on steel, concrete, timber, brick, block, and aluminum.

Environmental Engineering Lab

Students in this lab use the fundamental principles of environmental chemistry and various analytical techniques to quantify the types and significance of natural and man-made contaminants. 

Soil Mechanics Lab

Students study the properties and behavior of soils (sand, gravel, silt and clay) under various environmental conditions.  The study includes weight-volume relations, soil classifications, soil compaction, seepage through porous media, consolidation, shear strength, lateral pressures and slope stability.  Laboratory and field methods for evaluation of pertinent properties that are used in analysis and design of structures and foundations.

Water Resources Lab

This lab provides students an opportunity to study precipitation, infiltration and runoff using watershed characteristics;  the behavior characteristics of pumps, turbulent flow of water in pipes and open channels; and flow measurements in channels, pipes and engineered structures.

502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258-0026
Phone: (509) 313-3523
Fax: (509) 313-5871

Dr. Paul Nowak
Chair of Civil Engineering
Phone: (509) 313-3551