Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL)

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Removing algae from the water

Our Harmful Algal Bloom Interception, Treatment, and Transformation System (HABITATS) can remove potential algal toxins from large bodies of water.


3D printing buildings

Our Automated Construction of Expeditionary Structures (ACES) project can print custom-designed expeditionary buildings in remote locations.


At ERDC’s Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL), we’re developing innovative technologies to support the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Nation. Learn about what we do and how you can join us.


ERDC R&D underpins harmful algal bloom removal technology at Ohio demonstration
VICKSBURG, Miss.– U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) researchers attended a demonstration of freshwater harmful algae removal technology at William H. Harsha Lake in Batavia,...
Forged Under Fire: Near-death experience galvanizes leadership principles for ERDC’s Vargas
8/5/2022 UPDATED
During Lt. Col. Rico Vargas’ first deployment to Iraq in 2006, he was injured when the Stryker he was riding in struck a buried improvised explosive device...
CERL Team develops new decision support tool
A U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center Construction Engineer Research Laboratory (CERL) team has been working to develop a tool called Facility Investment Analytics, or FIA. FIA is a...