US Army Corps of Engineers
Engineer Research and Development Center Website




US Army Engineer Research and Development Center's Construction Engineering Research Laboratory celebrates 50th year
CERL researchers develop sustainable painting materials for Army infastructure.
At PTC, weathering racks expose painted metal samples to years of ambient environmental stresses.
The Department of Defense’s mission-critical steel-truss bridge at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., is outfitted with a Structural Health Monitoring System.
Comprehensive approaches to plant management and conservation at Fort Bragg, N.C. help determine basic species biology, taxonomy, abundance, and distribution.
Former Chanute Air Force Base employees who took positions at CERL after the base closed gathered for a photo recently. (Back, l-r) Melissa Suits, Beverly Heiden, Judy Kopmann, Diane Brackemyre, Cathy Breeden, Diane Biggs and Rita Brooks. (Front, l-r) Kendra Little, Toni Gilman, John Mudrick, Sandy Bantz and Kathy Lee.
CERL research has led to the development of innovative fuel cell technology that produces heat and power on-site from various fuel sources with efficiency, reliability, security and low impact on the environment.


Fact Sheet

Dining, lodging, etc...

Driving directions

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Engineer Research & Development Center
Construction Engineering Research Lab
P.O. Box 9005
2902 Newmark Dr.
Champaign, IL 61826-9005

Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL)

The Harmful Algal Bloom Interception, Treatment, and Transformation System (HABITATS) demonstrates a scalable capability to remove algae and nutrients from large bodies of water, and develop a resource recovery method that enables efficient management of the resulting biomass. The Blue-algae that has been concentrated from lake water using a dissolved air flotation process falls from the treatment unit into a collection tank. search > ERDC HABITATS | Contact:
CERL 50th Anniversary Celebration Aug 29 - Join Us! > click "CERL 50" below
A barracks hut constructed with the Automated Construction of Expeditionary Structures is a new construction technology that prints concrete structures. The printer reduces building materials shipped by half and construction manpower requirements by 62 percent when compared to expedient plywood construction in overseas military construction. This hut resides at the Construction Engineering Research Laboratory in Champaign, Illinois.
The Triaxial Earthquake and Shock Simulator (TESS), an experimental three-dimensional "shake table," tests the ability of systems, facilities, and equipment to survive under realistic conditions of shock, vibration, and earthquake ground motion.


Corps researchers win Department of Defense award for environmental restoration
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Dr. Kathryn Guy and Dr. Martin Page, both materials engineers at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, were part of...
Fort Worth District’s Lujan selected for ERDC University
VICKSBURG, Miss.-Already a subject matter expert and trainer for the BUILDER Sustainment Management System facility condition assessment software developed by the U. S. Army Engineer Research and...
Newest ERDC laboratory directors inducted into the Senior Executive Service
VICKSBURG, Miss. (February 19, 2019) -- The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center inducted three of their newest laboratory directors into the Senior Executive Service in a ceremony held...