Earthquake engineering expertise

For more than 30 years, we've been conducting large-scale, experimental research to make buildings and bridges safer.

Our world-class facilities, which include two high-bay laboratories, offer researchers state-of-the-art equipment and laboratory space to conduct cutting-edge research. The result? Engineered structures that are better able to withstand an earthquake's destructive force, saving both lives and money.

Our research

An empty shake table in the earthquake engineering lab

Our facilities

Our earthquake engineering facilities are world class. Learn more about our labs and equipment. 

Trucks on the curved bridge

Representative projects

We pride ourselves on handling innovative, complex projects. Learn more about the wide range of experimental set-ups we've tested in our labs. 

Computers in the control room, with the window overlooking the test floor in the earthquake engineering lab


We've authored hundreds of publications. Browse the list and learn how to request a copy. 

CCEER in the news

tech working on building sensor

New laser-sensor tech developed for real-time monitoring of building earthquake damage

To help responders determine safety of building and inform earthquake recovery decisions

custom built shake table-soil box combo

College of Engineering to test soil/building interaction in world-renowned earthquake engineering lab

New capabilities for the seismic analysis of nuclear facilities funded by the DOE

A group of students sitting in a lecture hall.

GAANN grant helps graduate students with fellowships

Provided by the Department of Education, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will use the grant for Ph.D. students