Facilities and Equipment

Lab staff work on a shake table in the LSSL

The Large Scale Structures Lab at the University of Nevada, Reno provides a versatile, state-of-the-art experimental facility for earthquake engineering researchers. The structures lab, or LSSL, houses the NEES Equipment site at the University, and offers four shake tables: three biaxial shake tables and one six-degrees of freedom shake table.

The LSSL is currently undergoing a $30 million dollar expansion, which will expand laboratory and office space available to researchers. A new 100-seat auditorium with audio and video capabilities will allow students and remote researchers to experience earthquake simulations or participate in research projects in real time.

The expansion is slated to be completed in the summer of 2013, and the facilities will be available for research projects beginning in December of that year.