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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.


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...
Lee selected as logistics employee of the year
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (April 24, 2018) -- Katherine Lee recently received the U.S. Amy Corps of Engineers Logistics Activity 2017 Employee of the Year Award. Lee serves as the transportation assistant for...
Cold Regions Laboratory hosts technical meeting
HANOVER, N.H. (Sept. 14, 2017) – Lynette Barna with the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory in Hanover, New Hampshire,  recently hosted a technical meeting at the site that...