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CERL 50th Anniversary

Open House Tours

Open House Tours

Please join us for our public open house August 29, 2019 in celebration of our 50th Anniversary.

August 29  - 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Register Here > before 5 p.m. Aug. 27

Tours include an overview of CERL and a walking tour of facilities including the 3D Concrete Printer and Triaxial Earthquake and Shock Simulator. 

  • Tours last approximately one hour
    • 8:30-9:30 | 10:00 - 11:00 | 1130-12:30 | 1:00-2:00 | 2:30-3:30 | 4:00-5:00
  • Please bring a form of identification, preferably a Government issued ID.
  • No pets are allowed except for service animals accompanying persons with a disability.

CERL is a state-of-the-art facility focused on delivering innovative technologies to the Army and Nation. CERL directs its research efforts toward increasing the Army's ability to more efficiently design, construct, operate and maintain its installations (facilities, infrastructure, and training lands) and contingency bases at a reduced life-cycle cost while being a good steward of the environment.

Excellent facilities support the Army's training, readiness, mobilization and sustainability missions.

Adequate infrastructure and realistic training lands are critical assets to installations in carrying out their military missions. Efficient contingency bases, which minimize the use of external resources and the generation of waste and enhance relations with local communities, are critical for successful deployments in all situations-from disaster response and humanitarian assistance to stability operations and conflicts.

A critical partnership in CERL's success has been its affiliation with the University of Illinois. When CERL opened in 1969, it was designed to be collocated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and capitalize on UIUC's renowned science and engineering programs, experts and facilities. The CERL-UIUC partnership has continued to strengthen over all these years, resulting in significant benefits to and accomplishments for both organizations. ERDC, CERL's parent organization, is one of the most diverse engineering and scientific research organizations in the world. ERDC conducts research and development in support of the Soldier, military installations, and the Corps of Engineers' civil works mission, as well as for other federal agencies, state and municipal authorities, and with U.S. industries through innovative work agreements.



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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