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Civil Engineering Large-scale Lab (CELL)

An outdoor reinforced concrete and steel armored pad for drop/impact testing.

  • The reinforced concrete pad is 13 ft. x 13 ft. and 6 ft. thick
  • The pad is armored with 2 in thick steel plate on top which is 8 ft. x 8 ft.
  • Road access for crane and other heavy equipment is available

Faculty Contact Information:

Mustafa Mashal

Mustafa Mashal

Ph.D., P.E., CPEng, IntPE(NZ), F.SEI – Professor, Associate Director of CAES, Director of Disaster Response Complex & Structural Lab

Office: Center for Advanced Energy Studies 286, Colonial Hall 218

(208) 282–4587



Arya Ebrahimpour

Ph.D., P.E. - Professor and Director of M.S. Program in Civil Engineering

Office: Colonial Hall 224



Jared Cantrell

Research Engineer - Lab Manager

Office: ERC 121