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.


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...
The Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) hosts GEMS camp
The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) recently held a Gains in Education in Mathematics & Science (GEMS) camp. The program is...