Labs and facilities

Construction office simulation

This lab is used for teaching and self directed learning.

 Room 315 narrow

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A wide bed HP printer and 36" plotter allows us to use the latest construction and design graphic software.

The lab includes ample room for plan lay down and multiple user interface.

ll the computers are connected to the College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences servers and the university network.

Software in the lab includes:

  • Project for Windows Scheduling
  • AutoDesk AutoCAD, Revit
  • OST
  • Microsoft Office 2010 suite

The lab also features full AV with projection, DVD, VHS, and on-screen computing.

Trade Skills Laboratory

As part of our Construct for Practice (C4P) Integrated laboratory, students have the opportunity to experience construction hands on.

 construction lab

Collaboration Suite

Our newly remodeled collaboration suite features two 42" touchscreen monitors that allow virtual interaction with construction plans.  CM students can reserve time in this space to work on group projects, practice presentations or just work on individual assignments.

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The college has a 33- station Computer Aided design and Drafting lab equipped to run the latest versions of Autodesk and Solidedge software.

Soils laboratory

Fundamentally all construction rests on soil. Our soils classes are taught by our own engineering faculty and our laboratories are state-of-the-art facilities allowing us to host up to 25 students in a comfortable work environment.

 soils lab

Engineering destructive materials testing lab 

This facility houses a variety of destructive test equipment, used in measuring structural properties of construction materials.

 mechanics lab

Machine and welding shop

CEFNS Engineering and Professional Programs has a machine shop and welding shop in a new facility about a five minute walk from the main engineering complex, in building 98C.

Computing facilities

CEFNS Engineering and Professional Programs offers a variety of computing access methods. The engineering complex features more 300 PC and Unix machines. In an effort to improve, streamline operations and cut costs, we are in the process of moving our computing use to thin client servers with terminals.

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The engineering complex is covered by wi-fi, and building 69 has 24 hour, seven-day per week controlled access lab facilities available to undergraduate students in engineering and professional programs. 

Online opportunities

The university offers unparalleled opportunities for self directed online education in project management software and web commerce design. ITS licenses the latest software for students and faculty use including use on personal computers.