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(GIT) 2013 Wall Street Journal
2014 US News & World Reports
2014 US News & World Reports
The School occupies multiple buildings on the Atlanta campus. Each is unique in terms of the facilities, specialized equipment, and technology available:
The Jesse W. Mason Building was completed in 1969 and houses the School's main office, administrative and faculty offices, classrooms, and instructional and research labs. The complex consists of a 5-story building with an appended 2-story high-bay out building. The building is named for Jesse Mason, former dean of the Institute's College of Engineering, who served in this position during the early 1950's.
Lamar Allen Sustainable Education Building (SEB)
The Lamar Allen Sustainable Education Building (SEB) is a 30,000 square foot facility intended to serve as a "living laboratory" for the education, research, and application of sustainable technologies. The building was constructed in 1998 using the most up-to-date sustainable materials available in Georgia. Sustainability principles were implemented at every stage of the building process, adhering to the same ideas taught inside Tech classrooms. The $4M facility was constructed as the result of generous donations from about 40 businesses and individuals alike. It contains a multimedia theater, research labs, computer centers and faculty offices for the School. The building was named for Mr. O. Lamar Allen who recognized the importance of educating future engineers to better understand the relationship between economic development, technology, and the environment. His vision to create a building where environmentally-conscious design comes together with manufacturing and sustainable technologies was a tremendous gift to Georgia Tech and has helped the Institute provide global leadership in sustainable education initiatives.
Daniel Laboratory Building
The Daniel Environmental Engineering Laboratory (DEEL) was constructed in 1942 and completely renovated in 1995. Originally housing the Chemistry Program at Georgia Tech, the building was reassigned to the Sanitary and Environmental Engineering Program in 1972. DEEL is an excellent wet-lab facility in a three-story building with approximately 14,500 square feet of usable floor space. The renovation of DEEL was completed with grants to the environmental engineering program from the National Science Foundation and the Georgia Research Alliance, as well as funding from the Georgia Board of Regents. The laboratory houses extensive analytical equipment and technologies to support educational and research missions within the environmental engineering program.
Ford Environmental Science and Technology Building
The Ford Environmental Science and Technology Building (Ford ES&T) is the largest academic building at Georgia Tech, with 287,000 square feet. Named for its principal donor, the Ford Motor Company, the building was dedicated in 2002 and it is one of four buildings that comprise the Institute's interdisciplinary Life Sciences and Technology Complex. The $58 million Ford ES&T building was constructed through a combination of State and private funding, with $38 million coming from the state of Georgia, $15 million from private donors and $5 million from the Georgia Research Alliance. This impressive complex houses classrooms and research facilities for CEE's Environmental Engineering (EnvE) program, as well as Earth & Atmospheric Sciences (EAS), Environmental Biology, Environmental Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering (BME) and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (ChBE). The EnvE program encompasses approximately 19,000 square feet of space in the ES&T facility,
The Structural Engineering and Materials laboratory supports experimental research, testing, and evaluation capabilities in an 18,000 square foot facility that includes the following:
- Strong Floor - 174 ft. long, with widths ranging between 41 ft. - 53.5 ft. for a total testing area of more than 8,000 square feet. The floor has anchor points on a 4 ft. grid throughout the entire testing floor, with a service load capacity of 200 kips each. The anchors consist of a set of four large Dywidag inserts that allow post-tensioning of reaction frames to the floor.
- The facility also includes an L-shaped reaction wall, with anchor points on a 4 ft. grid and a capacity ranging up to 300 kips at a height of 32 ft. The main wall is 53.5 ft. long and 34 ft. high. The adjoining wall height varies from 34 ft to 24 ft and is 55 ft. long. Each wall is 2 ft. thick, with 12 ft. buttresses 12 ft. on center. The wall system is designed to carry about 30,000 kip-ft of overturning moment in each principal direction, allowing for bi-directional testing of full-scale three-story two-bay specimens.
- A high pressure, high capacity MTS hydraulic system is distributed throughout the testing bay with modular ports to facilitate quick and flexible testing setup. The main hydraulic pump is a 150 gpm unit with a planned upgrade to 300 gpm. Several smaller pumps, ranging from 21 to 55 gpm capacity also are available for stand-alone testing.
- Two 30-ton bridge cranes service the main testing bay, which has a total clear height of 38 ft.
- Modern structural testing equipment includes several digitally controlled servo-hydraulic rams with up to 30 in. stroke and 328 kip capacity. Four OPTIM data acquisition systems for laboratory and field use are available with capacities up to several hundred channels and for a large variety of sensor inputs. Testing machines include a Riehle 400 kips screw-type universal testing machine with an opening 15 ft. high and 4 ft. wide; a state-of-the-art MTS 810 system with a capacity of 55 kips, hydraulic grips, and environmental testing chamber; and a SATEC 800 kips compression machine.