Our facilities

High Bay Structures Lab

The new, state-of-the-art, high-bay structures laboratory housed in the Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence features a 350m2 strong floor, 10-m high clearance, and 6-m high L-Shaped reaction wall. This lab has the capability to offer large-scale experimental testing with the aid of high capacity and large stroke static and dynamic hydraulic actuators, hydraulic pumps, servo-controlled systems, 600 kN Universal Testing Machine, and 12.5 TON overhead crane. In addition, a full suite of other supporting equipment are available for smaller scale testing.

Geotechnical Lab

Environmental Lab

The new Environmental Research Laboratory housed in the Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence features a new research team called “innovative Water Technologies for Energy Research (iWaTER)”. This lab has the capability to offer a variety of experiments and analysis for wastewater, drinking water, groundwater, and surface water using state-of-the-art lab equipment including: chromatographs (GC-FID and GC-TCD), ion chromatograph (IC), spectroscopy, COD and BOD devices, refrigerator high-speed centrifuges, and humidity and temperature environmental control rooms (16 m2). In addition, a full suite of other supporting equipment is available for other applications for liquid and solid measurements.

Transportation Lab

The transportation lab provides space and computing equipment for graduate students to carry out research in areas including transportation planning, freight transportation and logistics, intelligent transportation system (ITS), connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV), transportation safety and security. Approximately 15 work spaces are available along with a projector system that can be used to support other learning activities such as webinars/e-learning. The lab serves as a meeting point for graduate students involved with the York University Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Student Chapter (ite.club.yorku.ca). This lab is also designated for research activities connected to the Smart Freight Centre – a multi-institutional collaboration between McMaster University, University of Toronto, and York University which is sponsored by the Region of Peel.