The Harry Reid Engineering Laboratory (HREL) at the University of Nevada, Reno is a 50,000-square-foot facility that was officially opened during fall 1991. The WRSC's laboratory occupies parts of the first and second floors and is fully accredited and certified by the AASHTO Materials Reference Laboratory (AMRL) for numerous aggregate, binder, and mix tests.
The laboratory employs a full-time research engineer with a strong background in both highway materials testing and electronics. He is responsible for maintaining the AMRL accreditation requirements and for training other laboratory personnel. The equipment currently available in the laboratory can be divided into four general areas: