Western Regional Superpave Center

Welcome to the Western Regional Superpave Center (WRSC) at the University of Nevada, Reno. The WRSC is a nationally and internationally recognized teaching and research lab in pavement engineering and science.

The WRSC assists highway agencies and contractors with new analysis procedures for pavement performance testing. Our laboratory is fully equipped with the state-of-the-art technologies to evaluate the strength and performance properties of paving materials.

WRSC in the news

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Students and researchers in the pavements lab

Our program specializes in large-scale pavement testing, engineered and sustainable materials, advanced testing and performance evaluation, maintenance and rehabilitation strategies, and software related to pavement engineering.

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Harry  Reid Engineering Laboratory

Our unique laboratory facilities give us the ability to perform both industry standard and innovative tests. We have 50,000 square feet dedicated to pavements and materials testing spread across two buildings.

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homepage for two types of software

Our researchers have created a number of pavements- and materials-related tools for working professionals and researchers in our community.

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Peter Sebaaly

In addition to nationally recognized faculty, many of our program alumni are in key industry and government positions around the globe.

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Contact Us

Contact Western Regional Superpave Center (0258)

1664 N. Virginia Street

Reno, NV 89557

Phone (775) 784-1180

Scrugham Engineering and Mines, 320A