Structural Engineering Laboratory

The new Structural Engineering Laboratory (SEL) was officially opened by the Minister for Tertiary Education, Hon Steven Joyce, on 15 April 2016.

SEL building construction

The build was a first for the New Zealand construction industry. Highly complex technically and logistically, it required considerable collaboration between a range of companies with specialist expertise, the project team, designers, constructors, Engineering College staff and suppliers - all working together to ensure an outcome that would meet the University's needs, now and in the future.

UC students will now be exposed to modern testing techniques that provide first-hand experience of seismic loadings on structures and soils in real-time and at a realistic scale.