Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (GSL)


Inspiring the next generation

We welcomed 70 Boy Scouts to our Waterways Experiment Station in Vicksburg to camp onsite and learn about our technologies.


Highlighting women in STEM

Meet research engineer Dr. Genny Pezzola and learn about the outstanding work she does at GSL.


Testing the Titan

The world's heaviest vehicle simulator has a new home. The HVS Titan will expand ERDC's infrastructure research for the Department of Defense.


Testing the Improved Ribbon Bridge

We're designing a floating bridge that's easier for Soldiers to install and safer for them to use, transport and construct.


Rapidly repairing airfields

With our process to repair large areas of damaged airfields, runways can be up and running within hours instead of weeks, even in remote areas.


At ERDC’s Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (GSL), we’re developing innovative solutions to address some of the world’s toughest civil works and military engineering challenges. Learn about what we do and how you can join us.

GSL News

Unique ERDC facility allows researchers the opportunity for large-scale structural testing
There are many ways to test the load-bearing capability of structures, and fortunately, the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) has a unique facility to accomplish this task...
ERDC researchers assist in validating new South Korean concrete repair material
The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) recently validated a concrete repair product manufactured in South Korea as part of the U.S. Office of Under Secretary of Defense’s...
ERDC scientist and Vicksburg native tapped to lead new American Concrete Institute council
Brian Green, senior research geologist with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (GSL), was recently selected by the American Concrete...